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 change1,216 ft
Altitude min5,314 ft
Altitude max6,592 ft
Altitude start5,318 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
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...|
Jun 9, 2018 @ 6:47amJun 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 @ 9:17amSep 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 @ 9:15pmSep 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...|
Routes with this trail
|Elbow Loop||31 miles|
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