1.8 miles
Distance
135 ft
Climb
-284 ft
Descent
00:16:44
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
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #19972 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in E-Biking
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 95 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 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
    00:16:44
  • Avg reverse time
    00:27:30
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Status:
on Jun 8, 2021
Variable
Avg: 3.6 (13 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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  • < 50%
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      12 Mile Coulee Trail Reports

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      Jun 8, 2021 @ 5:38pm
      Jun 8, 2021
      Mostly OK, some short muddy patches.
      Jun 1, 2021 @ 2:19pm
      Jun 1, 2021
      May 3, 2021 @ 12:20pm
      May 3, 2021
      Apr 29, 2021 @ 8:41pm
      Apr 29, 2021
      Surprisingly dry. Creek still has ice and snow, but can stay away by keeping to the higher options. Will need a trail day to deal with all the ruts.
      Apr 27, 2021 @ 10:56am
      Apr 27, 2021
      04/27/2021 95% dry, mud is avoidable, good to go
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 21 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 460 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,319 rides
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      Photos

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      83 |
      Aug 28, 2020 @ 9:09pm
      Aug 28, 2020
      148 |
      Jan 29, 2020 @ 7:45am
      Jan 29, 2020
      158 |
      Sep 25, 2019 @ 6:45am
      Sep 25, 2019
      123 |
      Dec 23, 2018 @ 7:23pm
      Dec 23, 2018

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Sideshow Bob to 12 Mile Coulee
      7 miles

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      kyleadamjones (Dec 5, 2017 at 15:38)
       Trail is ice.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      ryangregohara (Nov 3, 2018 at 19:55)
       Trail was a little bit slick. The low parts were somewhat muddy but stil rideable.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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]
      • + 0
      whisky (Jan 3, 2021 at 16:59)
       Jan 3, afternoon / Satisfying. Tacky awesomeness.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      aarbag (Apr 27, 2021 at 10:54)
       04/27/2021 trail is 95% dry and good to go
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      mantistoboggan939 (Apr 27, 2021 at 20:37)
       Fun trail with a few steep chutes to hike and ride on the other side on the creek.
      [Reply]

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      Videos

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