4 miles
Distance
59 ft
Climb
-59 ft
Descent
00:33:33
Avg time

Bow River Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Lake Louise
    Lake Louise, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Season
    Summer
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #26286 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

An easy scenic loop trail along the river. Great for kids or people new to biking, this trail has very little elevation change and no steep grades but offers great views and pleasant slow speed biking. The trail is used mostly for hiking and can get busy; there are a few blind corners, so it is not great for riding fast on. However, as an easy introduction to mountain biking it is a nice short loop.

Access Info

Can be picked up at many of the road crossings, but the best easy parking is at the train station.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bow River Loop bike trail
  • Altitude min
    5,064 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,121 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,118 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,118 ft
  • Grade max
    -6.183%
  • Grade min
    8.779%
  • Distance climb
    1,326 ft
  • Distance down
    2,063 ft
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    00:33:33
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Status:
on May 24, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4 (1 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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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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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      Bow River Loop Trail Reports

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      May 24, 2019 @ 5:12pm
      May 24, 2019
      All clear of snow with some wet/muddy patches but otherwise riding well!
      Jun 23, 2017 @ 8:59pm
      Jun 23, 2017
      Closed for river flooding
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 8 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 9 rides
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