2 miles
Distance
135 ft
Climb
-284 ft
Descent
00:16:58
Avg time

12 Mile Coulee Details

  • Riding Area
    12 Mile Coulee
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #19972 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    City of Calgary
  • OSM Way

The 12 Mile Coulee area is in the community of Tuscany, in Calgary's NW. There are trails on both sides of the creek that runs down the coulee, and there are many crossings, most without any kind of bridge. For the most part it's old school narrow XC singletrack. Other than a couple of short and steep climbs, it's not overly strenuous. Be aware that close to 90% of trail users are walkers and runners, often with little kids or dogs in tow. There are some sections of trail that have blind corners, so be prepared to dump speed and yield the trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for 12 Mile Coulee bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -148 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,603 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,838 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,838 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,690 ft
  • Grade max
    -13.66%
  • Grade min
    18.506%
  • Distance climb
    1,683 ft
  • Distance down
    5,242 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,477 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:53
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Status:
on Dec 7, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 3.75 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to 12-mile-coulee trailhead (51.125058, -114.241127)
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12 Mile Coulee Trail Reports

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Dec 7, 2018 @ 5:24pm
Dec 7, 2018
Firmly packed snow, great riding conditions for fat or skinny. Studs not really needed, but there are a few short ice flows to beware of.
Dec 5, 2018 @ 5:49pm
Dec 5, 2018
Nov 29, 2018 @ 12:48pm
Nov 29, 2018
Noon hour ride, November 29. Two thirds hardpacked snow, the remainder mostly rock hard ice. A bit of frozen mud that was beginning to thaw.
Nov 8, 2018 @ 3:30pm
Nov 8, 2018
Excellent conditions for all tire sizes on firm packed snow. Minor ice at a few creek crossings.
Oct 30, 2018 @ 9:04am
Oct 30, 2018
Mostly clear with a few muddy sections near creek crossings.
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Aug 23, 2018 @ 2:09pm
Aug 23, 2018
12 Mile Coulee, Calgary
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Jul 14, 2018 @ 12:58pm
Jul 14, 2018
12 Mile Coulee, My City
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Jul 7, 2018 @ 7:01pm
Jul 7, 2018
12 Mile Coulee, My City
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Jul 7, 2018 @ 7:01pm
Jul 7, 2018
12 Mile Coulee, My City

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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag kyleadamjones (Dec 5, 2017 at 15:38)
 Trail is ice.
[Reply]
  • + 0
flag ryangregohara (Nov 3, 2018 at 19:55)
 Trail was a little bit slick. The low parts were somewhat muddy but stil rideable.
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