2 miles
Distance
209 ft
Climb
-161 ft
Descent
00:17:36
Avg time

Banff Ave. Details

  • Riding Area
    Banff
    Banff, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #34258 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Part of the Tunnel Mountain trail network. Flowy cross country singletrack with minor elevation gain, most of which comes in a short, loose, steep "horse" climb near the end of the trail. Two short skinnies mid-trail, both with ride-arounds. Trail rides somewhat harder in reverse with 3-4 tough, punchy climbs.

Access Info

Access via NW end of Inns of Banff hotel parking lot

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Banff Ave. bike trail
  • Altitude change
    48 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,635 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,724 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,646 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,694 ft
  • Grade
    0.44%
  • Grade max
    -10.924%
  • Grade min
    15.876%
  • Distance climb
    4,807 ft
  • Distance down
    3,902 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,173 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:36
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:43
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Status:
on Dec 15, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 3.3 (7 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
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  • < 50%
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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 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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      Banff Ave. Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Dec 15, 2018 @ 8:50pm
      Dec 15, 2018
      Fast fat bike conditions.
      Dec 1, 2018 @ 12:43pm
      Dec 1, 2018
      reporter Trail is in excellent fat biking shape - can be ridden 100% without studs.
      Jul 9, 2018 @ 9:11pm
      Jul 9, 2018
      May 26, 2018 @ 7:12pm
      May 26, 2018
      Sep 12, 2017 @ 8:46am
      Sep 12, 2017
      reporter Multiple trees down following recent high winds
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 17 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 194 rides
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      Photos

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      20 |
      May 26, 2018 @ 7:12pm
      May 26, 2018
      Banff Ave., Banff
      60 |
      Jun 21, 2017 @ 10:14am
      Jun 21, 2017
      Banff Ave., Banff
      64 |
      Jun 21, 2017 @ 10:06am
      Jun 21, 2017
      Banff Ave., Banff
      54 |
      Jun 21, 2017 @ 10:04am
      Jun 21, 2017
      Banff Ave., Banff

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      Banff Avenue Trail, downhill with Switchback,...
      151 | Jun 21, 2017 , Banff
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