15.7 miles
1,142 ft
-1,149 ft
4,887 ft
High Point

Ride at your own risk, especially on Topp Notch and the Toe

- Take the Hoodoo trail off of the Hoodoo parking lot towards
- Take to the Condo/Store areas to get to Star Wars/Topp Notch
- Take Top Notch to Return of the Jedi back to the top of Star Wars
- Go down Star Wars to Return of the Jedi
- Second loop of Return of the Jedi will cut out behind the condo units to the road
- Connect to Banff Ave Trail
- Go to the end of Banff Ave to connect to Coastline
- From there, connect with Stinky D
- At the end of Stinky D, go left for the Toe
- The Toe actually continues down further around the bend of the river
- Follow the lower Toe to get back onto the lower Toe and to Super G
- Go up Super G to get back up to the top of Tunnel to parking lot

Detailed Description
Banff Big Toe Loop is a 16 mile popular intermediate route located near Banff Alberta. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 1,142 ft with a max elevation of 4,887 ft then descends -1,149 ft.
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More Stats for Banff Big Toe Loop mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    4 hr 48 min
  • Altitude min
    4,462 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,651 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,646 ft
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  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    5 miles
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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youtuber Banff's Best Mountain Bike Trails (Topp Notch...
Banff's Best Mountain Bike Trails (Topp Notch And Star Wars)!
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Star Wars and Top Notch // Banff MTB Trails
Star Wars and Top Notch // Banff MTB Trails
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Star Wars
Aug 5, 2023 @ 9:24am
Aug 5, 2023
Topp Notch
Jul 28, 2023 @ 5:57pm
Jul 28, 2023
Parks crew worked quickly. no trees on the trail.
Stinky D
Jul 20, 2023 @ 12:16pm
Jul 20, 2023
many trees down
Jul 19, 2023 @ 3:28pm
Jul 19, 2023
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
Return of The Jedi
Jul 10, 2023 @ 11:29am
Jul 10, 2023
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