2.4 miles
Distance
90 ft
Climb
-90 ft
Descent
4,678 ft
High Point

This route will take you to the headwaters of Battle Creek. Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park lies on the Continental Divide, which means that spring fed Battle creek eventually runs into the Hudson Bay The Battle Creek headwaters are surrounded by conglomerate cliffs, Forest, and fields of wildflowers. Choose your own path along this route as there is no designated trail, and watch your step as some of the rocks can be slippery. Cross Battle creek at your leisure in a safe manner and enjoy one of the few naturally occurring water features in southern Alberta.

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Battle Creek Headwaters is a 2 mile intermediate route located near Elkwater Alberta. This hike primary route. This route climbs 90 ft with a max elevation of 4,678 ft then descends -90 ft.
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More Stats for Battle Creek Headwaters mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,623 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,678 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,678 ft
  • Grade max
    -16%
  • Grade min
    14.9%
  • Distance climb
    3,061 ft
  • Distance down
    2,933 ft
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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