2 miles
Distance
135 ft
Climb
-284 ft
Descent
00:16:42
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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #19972 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 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
    00:16:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:53
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Status:
on Apr 16, 2019
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 3.75 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      12 Mile Coulee Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Apr 16, 2019 @ 4:36pm
      Apr 16, 2019
      Very muddy lower sections. Upper sections are dry enough to enjoy
      Apr 6, 2019 @ 11:19am
      Apr 6, 2019
      Dec 28, 2018 @ 4:09pm
      Dec 28, 2018
      Packed snow. Great conditions for fat or skinny. Studs not required.
      Dec 23, 2018 @ 7:24pm
      Dec 23, 2018
      Dec 5, 2018 @ 5:49pm
      Dec 5, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 55 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 622 rides
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      Photos

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      Dec 23, 2018 @ 7:23pm
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      Dec 23, 2018 @ 7:23pm
      Dec 23, 2018
      40 |
      Oct 31, 2018 @ 10:26am
      Oct 31, 2018

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Sideshow Bob to 12 Mile Coulee
      7 miles

      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.
      [Reply]

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