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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Elkwater is an unincorporated community at the western edge of the Cypress Hills in southeastern Alberta.
      Region Details
      • 3
      • 22
      • 10
      • 4

      Region Status
      Caution as of 2 days ago
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      (670collective.ca)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #911
      State Ranking
      #12
      Trails (view details)
      40
      Trails Mountain Bike
      39
      Trails Hike
      38
      Trails Trail Running
      38
      Trails Snowshoe
      24
      Trails Downhill Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      12
      Total Distance
      52 miles
      Total Descent
      8,656 ft
      Total Vertical
      798 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,780 ft
      Reports
      118
      Photos
      113
      Ridden Counter
      1,584
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Elkwater Mountain Bike

      2 |
      Aug 31, 2019 @ 11:31am
      Aug 31, 2019
      2 |
      Aug 31, 2019 @ 11:31am
      Aug 31, 2019
      4 |
      Aug 31, 2019 @ 11:30am
      Aug 31, 2019
      9 |
      Aug 13, 2019 @ 8:43pm
      Aug 13, 2019

      Videos of Elkwater Mountain Bike

      2:51 | 520 | Nov 6, 2016
      Beaver Creek Trail
      3:29 | 731 | Jul 20, 2014
      Cypress Hills Spring Mountain Biking
      0:41 | 38 | May 25, 2019 , Elkwater
      Cypress Hills Spring Mountain Biking
      0:41 | 77 | May 25, 2019 , Elkwater

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1954598Tvandersaddphoto in My City
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 2:51pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      user #1938302Domi07riddentrailLower Mystery Trail
      Sep 24, 2019 @ 10:06am
      Sep 24, 2019
      user #1938302Domi07riddentrailMystery Trail and 1 more
      Sep 24, 2019 @ 10:05am
      Sep 24, 2019
      user #1938302Domi07wishlisttrailMazama Drop and 1 more
      Sep 24, 2019 @ 10:05am
      Sep 24, 2019
      user #1837410ColinJudgeriddentrailSpruce Coulee Trail and 1 more
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 5:21pm
      Sep 21, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1837410ColinJudgetrailSpruce Coulee TrailNot rideable from Spruce Coulee to the road,...
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 5:21pm
      Sep 21, 2019
      user #1770335wgoertzentrailSpruce Coulee TrailFrom Bull Trail to Elkwater via Rodeo Loop....
      Sep 1, 2019 @ 12:20pm
      Sep 1, 2019
      user #1072141windgrrltrailSpruce Coulee TrailOne big tree down after the knoll. Otherwise...
      Jun 9, 2019 @ 4:41pm
      Jun 9, 2019
      user #1072141windgrrltrailBeaver Creek TrailExcellent climbing challenge and fun downhill...
      Jan 29, 2019 @ 6:55am
      Jan 29, 2019
      user #1565940KyydertrailBeaver Creek TrailAwesome trail its dry wouldnt attempt if wet...
      Aug 12, 2018 @ 6:01pm
      Aug 12, 2018

      Local Badges

      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Pump Trackskill parkElkwater
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      • By kfbradley 670 & contributors
      • Admins: AEF, warrenmacdonald, 670, CJD49, kfbradley
      • #4107 - 6,315 views

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