Big Elbow Details
Bragg Creek, Alberta
Bike typeAM, XC, Fat
DirectionBoth DirectionsPopular in reverse
TTFs on trailBridge
Land ManagerAlberta 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.
Park at Little Elbow provincial park trailhead parking.
More Stats for Big Elbow mountain bike trail
Altitude change1,214 ft
Altitude min5,314 ft
Altitude max6,592 ft
Altitude start5,320 ft
Altitude end6,534 ft
Distance climb8 miles
Distance down4 miles
Distance flat1 miles
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Big Elbow Trail Reports
Sep 4, 2018 @ 4:37pmSep 4, 2018
|The trail is good right now with a few wet sections and few puddles. No major issues.|
Aug 18, 2018 @ 9:07pmAug 18, 2018
|Trail in good condition from Little Elbow to Big Elbow campground|
Jul 29, 2018 @ 3:54pmJul 29, 2018
|Trail in good overall condition between Little Elbow and Big Elbow campgrounds (and no river fording required on this stretch).|
Jul 27, 2018 @ 3:26pmJul 27, 2018
|Some sections are wet with water pooling and others are dry due to lots of rock. There is a river you have to ford.|
Jul 9, 2018 @ 1:50pmJul 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...|
Routes with this trail
|Elbow Loop||31 miles|
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