2.3 miles
422 ft
-1,385 ft
Avg time

Camp Chief Hector Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    May - November
  • Global Ranking

The trail starts off mellow, but gets steep and a bit loose in places. It's got quite a lot of variation on the way down, with weird corners, some rock, some roots, some small jumps and lots of off-camber sections. Once you finish the descent, turn right at the first junction and follow the horse trail [sometimes very rutted, sometimes smooth]. There are many junctions, generally choose the trail on the right/uphill. When you get to a washed out section that climbs to the right, go up that and continue up the gully and out onto the flat. Follow the trail more or less straight until it intersects with Stoney on the right.

Fun facts:
The trail is named for the kid's summer camp at the bottom.
In the 90s, the trail was part of an XC race.

Access Info

Climb up the Prairie View trail to the last switchback, head right into the trees.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Camp Chief Hector mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -964 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,438 ft
  • Altitude max
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude end
    4,544 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,725 ft
  • Distance down
    1.4 miles
  • Distance flat
    923 ft
  • Avg time
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on Aug 12, 2016
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Camp Chief Hector Trail Reports

Aug 12, 2016 @ 3:09pm
Aug 12, 2016
2 Trees down but otherwise nice and dry. Return trail is a little wet and has a few holes from horse hooves but probably ~100m needed walking.
May 7, 2016 @ 3:01pm
May 7, 2016
There's a tree down near the top, but otherwise clear to the horse trail at the bottom. Super dry and loose all the way down.
May 9, 2015 @ 9:32am
May 9, 2015
There's a tree down across one of the steep sections, so keep your eyes open. Otherwise, good shape.
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Feb 13, 2015 @ 11:04am
Feb 13, 2015
Camp Chief Hector, Calgary
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Feb 13, 2015 @ 11:04am
Feb 13, 2015
Camp Chief Hector, Calgary
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Aug 8, 2012 @ 2:04pm
Aug 8, 2012
Camp Chief Hector, Canmore

Routes with this trail

Camp Chief Hector Loop
8.8 miles

1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag yulortscher (Sep 20, 2015 at 15:48)
 This downhill is often referred to as "Jail Trail"

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