5.5 miles
Distance
719 ft
Climb
-733 ft
Descent
4,958 ft
High Point

Winter single track fat bike loop (2015-2016) as designated by Canmore Nordic Centre. When crossing XC ski trails, please ensure to yield to any skiers.

Detailed Description
Canmore Nordic Centre (Winter Loop) is a 6 mile popular intermediate route located near Canmore Alberta. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 719 ft with a max elevation of 4,958 ft then descends -733 ft.

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15 Reviews & Comments

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Bre-don (Oct 26, 2020 at 12:21)
Trail EKG
It's a shit trail. All of these comments of it being great are paid employees of the nordic center.
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Bre-don (Sep 30, 2020 at 0:20)
Trail EKG East
Rideable but where the f*ck is the fun at? I mean SUPER jarring...not a single view. On my third time taking this run I decided I never want to be on it again. Stupid f*cking trail. EKG more north and below the beginning of odyssey may be the only sensible enjoyable part?
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Aryka (Sep 26, 2020 at 22:03)
Trail EKG East
Rideable for me (intermediate blue, mtb) but no fun. Maybe I just like more flow, but it felt like there was no reward for the unending jarring. I found there to be lots of crossings with other fast trails, so I couldn't get into groove. Lots of roots made for a dicey ride after a passing shower. I eventually gave up and took Meadowview (MV on the map, = greyed out access road) to Odyssey - way more scenic and fun.
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Caribou14 (Dec 18, 2019 at 13:08)
short but very fun trail
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toizzz (Sep 21, 2019 at 19:56)
Trail EKG
Pretty muddy. Needs a few days to dry out.
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Claireandheryeti (Aug 3, 2019 at 19:30)
Short but sweet, couple of tricky drops but nothing you don't see coming and can't walk around. One of my favourites!
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dwoima (Jul 14, 2019 at 10:02)
Trail EKG
Trail in very good condition with just a muddy spots easily avoided
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LT-Canmore (Jul 11, 2019 at 18:39)
Trail EKG
Trail in good condition
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binthefreerider (Aug 28, 2018 at 10:08)
pretty good!!!!
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dwoima (Aug 25, 2018 at 11:19)
Trail EKG
Trail in great shape. Aug 23/18.
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Christian1975 (Aug 5, 2018 at 15:00)
Trail EKG
Thx y
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Canmore813 (May 20, 2018 at 7:13)
Trail EKG
Great ride out there this morning, may 20 2018.
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Keithhaines (May 7, 2018 at 5:04)
Trail EKG
Trail in good condition may 6th
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johnny-rotten (Feb 17, 2018 at 10:26)
Trail EKG East
Section nicely packed and groomed - great shape with all the snow!
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Deinarson (Aug 17, 2017 at 12:30)
Trail EKG East
EKG seems to be the primary blue trail for accessing many others. It's has enough up hill downhill sections to keep it interesting but not so steep as to leave you worn out. A nice consistant moderate level of difficulty with many different terrain types and views. Mostly side hill cruising.
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Trails in Route

Orchid2,113 ft
EKG3 miles
EKG East4,839 ft
Laundry Chutes285 ft

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    10
More Stats for Canmore Nordic Centre (Winter Loop) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,478 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,637 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,626 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -30.2%
  • Grade min
    23%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,891 ft
Avg: 4 (3 votes)
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Christian Bagg rides EKG in Canmore
Christian Bagg rides EKG in Canmore
trail: EKG
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Orchid
Jan 25, 2023 @ 7:50pm
2 days
The entire trail is ice. Not even smooth ice but rough ice. Rather tricky.
EKG
Jan 25, 2023 @ 7:46pm
2 days
Extremely icy. With the exception of the two km's south of the warming hut which is excellent the trail is primarily ice. Even with studs traction isn't ideal.
EKG East
Jan 25, 2023 @ 7:42pm
2 days
Extremely icy. Probably about 90% of the trail is ice. Some sections are worse than others but overall pretty bad.
Laundry Chutes
Jul 31, 2022 @ 7:18am
Jul 31, 2022
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