13 miles
Distance
2,048 ft
Climb
-833 ft
Descent
01:06:06
Avg time

Big Elbow Details

  • Riding area
    Powderface
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Mixed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-September
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Alberta Parks

The section of trail between the trailhead and the Big Elbow campground is an easier track, while the next section is mixed terrain that can be steep in sections.
This trail is part of loop starting at Little Elbow Trailhead going (clockwise) to Big Elbow, Tombstone, Mount Romulus. The Elbow Loop route typically starts on Little Elbow, proceeding counter clockwise to Big Elbow.

Access Info

Park at Little Elbow provincial park trailhead parking.

More Stats for Big Elbow mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,216 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,314 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,592 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,318 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,534 ft
  • Grade
    1.764%
  • Grade max
    -14.808%
  • Grade min
    22.549%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    01:06:06
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Status:
on Jul 9, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to big-elbow trailhead (50.791110, -114.858250)
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Big Elbow Trail Reports

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Jul 9, 2018 @ 1:50pm
Jul 9, 2018
Bridge is still out so bring crocs to wear when you ford the one river crossing (knee deep). Maybe 10 km into Big Elbow? Everything else was bare...
Jun 9, 2018 @ 6:47am
Jun 9, 2018
Quite Rocky in spots, river rock and rough talus, extensive repairs since flood, had to wade through a couple creek crossings still. Some loose...
Sep 14, 2017 @ 9:17am
Sep 14, 2017
The trail has seen significant repairs where damaged by flooding making it a double track wide trail. There are some loose and cobble sections,...
Sep 3, 2017 @ 9:15pm
Sep 3, 2017
Repaired sections of trail post-2013 flood are extremely loose and rocky. Trail is not a green at current state, definitely rates a difficult blue...
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Routes with this trail

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Elbow Loop
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