2 miles
Distance
135 ft
Climb
-284 ft
Descent
00:16:22
Avg time

12 Mile Coulee Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #19972 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 80 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.

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More Stats for 12 Mile Coulee mountain 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
    00:16:22
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:22
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Status:
on Jul 10, 2020
Variable
Avg: 3.65 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
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  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • Uphill Primary
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      12 Mile Coulee Trail Reports

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      Jul 10, 2020 @ 9:05pm
      Jul 10, 2020
      Some mud at the lower elevations and shady spots and the creek crossings are very deep because of all of the rain.
      Jun 20, 2020 @ 6:15pm
      Jun 20, 2020
      Good condition. Couple muddy spots
      Jun 19, 2020 @ 2:51pm
      Jun 19, 2020
      A couple of puddles and soft spots, all in the low lying area near the water otherwise DRY
      Jun 12, 2020 @ 9:58pm
      Jun 12, 2020
      Was dry with only a couple small mud pools as long as you're not by creek. Most likely worse off after rainstorm today. Taking a peek tomorrow...
      Jun 9, 2020 @ 8:32pm
      Jun 9, 2020
      Top 2/3ds of trail is completely dry with only the occasional patch of mud. Towards the end of the trail as your level with the creek becomes very...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 13 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 283 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 622 rides
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      Jan 29, 2020 @ 7:45am
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      Jan 5, 2020 @ 8:15am
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      97 |
      Sep 25, 2019 @ 6:45am
      Sep 25, 2019
      83 |
      Dec 23, 2018 @ 7:23pm
      Dec 23, 2018

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Sideshow Bob to 12 Mile Coulee
      7 miles

      3 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag decoydevo (Jun 1, 2019 at 16:11)
       The trail is nice. The creek crossings are wet. This is a "spiderweb of awesomeness", said the other biker on the trail. 10/10 would bike again.
      [Reply]

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