9 miles
901 ft
-339 ft
1 miles
High Point

Cascade Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Banff, Alberta
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  • Trail Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Global Ranking

Cascade Trail is a true backcountry adventure as it takes you well away from civilization. Best ridden in the fall, Cascade is a scenic ride that can be enjoyed by novice riders and families. An out-and-back, one has the option to turn around at any point to return to the Upper Bankhead parking lot.

This ride is an enjoyable cruise along a former fire road, now doubletrack, taking you towards Stony Creek. The ride starts with a sustained climb, which eases at about the 4 km mark. The rest of the ride along the doubletrack is undulating with no huge elevation gain. Ride in groups and carry bear spray as the trail takes you well into the Cascade Valley, prime bear habitat.

Access Info

Trailhead: The trail starts at the Upper Bankhead parking lot. Drive North on Lake Minnewanka Road – do not turn right towards Two Jack – for about 3.5 km until you see a large sign indicating to turn left into the Upper Bankhead parking lot. The trailhead sign indicates the direction of Stony Creek, among other points of interest; there is no mention of Cascade Trail, but rest assured this is the direction of your ride.

Read more: http://www.bikepirate.com/cascade/#ixzz3LLzA0wVa

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Cascade Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    561 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,833 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,844 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,405 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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Avg: 2.35 (3 votes)

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  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to cascade-trail-8585 trailhead (51.236920, -115.519080)
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