5.5 miles
Distance
807 ft
Climb
-2,619 ft
Descent
01:35:19
Avg time

Cox Hill Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sibbald Public Lands
    Kananaskis Village, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #5418 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #9676 in E-Biking
    • #10206 in Trail Running
    • #34589 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    Alberta Environment and Parks

Coming off the Ridge trail, Cox tips down in a fast, flowing descent before abruptly pointing back up. Once you're over the summit, it's a looooong way down to connect with Tom Snow. The main descent is very rough and eroded, with loads of root steps and sometimes a runoff stream. You will sometimes encounter hikers coming up the main descent, so keep your eyes open.

Access Info

Connects to Tom Snow at the north end [head west on TS to get to Dawson]. At the south end, there's a junction with the Jumping Pound Ridge Trail.

More Stats for Cox Hill Trail multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,813 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,996 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,161 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,809 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,997 ft
  • Grade
    -6.3%
  • Grade max
    -52.7%
  • Grade min
    43.4%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    400 ft
  • Avg time
    01:35:19
  • Avg reverse time
    03:03:25
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Status:
on Jan 8, 2024
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.3 (21 votes)
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      Cox Hill Trail Trail Reports

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      Jan 8, 2024 @ 8:12am
      Jan 8, 2024
      Single hiker post hole tracks. Ankle deep snow that can't be pedaled on. Save this one for summer.
      Oct 7, 2023 @ 12:37pm
      Oct 7, 2023
      snowy and muddy. still fun but probably not good for the trail...
      Sep 7, 2023 @ 10:08am
      Sep 7, 2023
      A tree across the trail about 2/3 of the way down. You can roll over it but scrub your speed
      Jun 16, 2023 @ 7:23pm
      Jun 16, 2023
      Good to go. Hadn’t ridden this trail in a few years, and it’s as awesome as ever
      Jun 16, 2023 @ 7:22pm
      Jun 16, 2023
      Good to go! Hadn’t ridden this trail in a few years. It’s as awesome as ever
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      • 4 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      • 1,641 rides
      • Last: Aug 29, 2020

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