6.5 miles
939 ft
-993 ft
5,028 ft
High Point

CNC summer loop
odyssey + extension
long road to ruin
back on baby beluga

Detailed Description
CNC summer loop is a 7 mile popular intermediate route located near Canmore Alberta. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 8 trails. This route climbs 939 ft with a max elevation of 5,028 ft then descends -993 ft.

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16 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
ryanbouma CTSS (Aug 14, 2022 at 6:46)
Loved this extra bit. Absolutely worth the extra climb. Tight fast corners that are an absolute blast. Had a great time at CNC and hope to come back!
  • + 1
98teg (Jul 6, 2021 at 18:11)
Riding this as a climbing trail the trail name is very fitting. It's a lungbuster, the downs only lead to more ups. Atleast climbing it is doable there are no roots to hop over. I still would ride it again as a climb trail.
  • - 1
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?
  • + 0
Bre-don (Sep 29, 2020 at 23:59)
The fact that this app says you SHOULD enter from the north is just f*cked. It COULD be enjoyable from the south to north but still...who the f*ck designs these trails man there's lots of declining hill and not a single f*cking trail utilizing it in the right direction?
  • + 0
Bre-don (Sep 29, 2020 at 23:41)
Listen to me.
Long road to ruin should be entered from the south (autistic ferit or w.e the f*ck). The problem is it'll dump you in that f*cking corner where there isn't any fun way out and it's just f*cking pig work to get back. DO NOT ENTER THIS TRAIL FROM BLUE COAL CHUTES. Going north to south on this trail was the worst f*cking idea I've had yet.
  • + 0
Bre-don (Sep 29, 2020 at 23:31)
Trail The Odyssey
The first 500 meters would be great if you weren't going up it. Otherwise, odyssey is one of the better runs.
  • + 1
Aryka (Sep 26, 2020 at 22:08)
Trail The Odyssey
Fun, flowy, well-built with some great views. Potential to get over-excited and pick up a bit too much speed for the height of some berms, but a few runs should take care of that. Do recommend!
  • + 0
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.
  • + 0
onefalsemove (Jul 5, 2020 at 18:18)
Cool trail, still quite fresh. Not sure the down is worth the up though
  • + 1
brucie1 (Jul 11, 2019 at 13:15)
Trail The Odyssey
What happened to the extension that went to the lower junction with No Homers??
  • + 0
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.
  • + 0
iamkona (Jun 28, 2017 at 15:28)
Trail The Odyssey
Super buff and awesome flow. Closest thing to a Rossland or PG trail around. Thanks, trail builders!
  • + 1
purnhauserdenes (Sep 19, 2016 at 12:50)
Trail The Odyssey
Great trail, great flow and many fun surprises along the way. Like a little stump-jump and the drops at the end. Great extension now to make a longer loop.
  • + 1
planecrazydale (Sep 2, 2016 at 12:15)
Trail The Odyssey
Super fast and fun trail! Great work to the builders!
  • + 2
purnhauserdenes (Sep 19, 2016 at 12:49)
Trail The Odyssey
That was done by the volunteers of Canmore Trail Alliance. We were there several times and I was impressed of the results :-)))
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Trails in Route


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More Stats for CNC summer loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,346 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,742 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,688 ft
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,788 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

EKG East
Dec 5, 2022 @ 7:22am
1 day
Running quite well, despite being groomed recently the steeper climbing switch backs are still a bit tricky as the snow surface sheers. The same surface sheer also makes braking on the steeper faster downhill sections a learning experience.
Hey McLeod
Dec 5, 2022 @ 7:21am
1 day
Running quite well, despite being groomed recently the steeper climbing switch backs are still a bit tricky as the snow surface sheers.
Baby Beluga
Oct 18, 2022 @ 8:28am
Oct 18, 2022
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON due to Frozen Thunder Roll Out. Please do not cross the ski track on bikes or on foot. reporter
Long Road to Ruin
Oct 10, 2022 @ 4:17am
Oct 10, 2022
Mad Handler
Oct 10, 2022 @ 4:17am
Oct 10, 2022
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