5.5 miles
Distance
807 ft
Climb
-2,619 ft
Descent
01:31:44
Avg time

Cox Hill Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sibbald
    Kananaskis, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • 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
    • 75 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    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 bike 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
    01:31:44
  • Avg reverse time
    02:10:46
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Status:
on Sep 28, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.35 (18 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Cox Hill Trail Trail Reports

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      Sep 28, 2021 @ 5:30pm
      Sep 28, 2021
      Sep 19, 2021 @ 11:59am
      Sep 19, 2021
      Jul 27, 2021 @ 10:40am
      Jul 27, 2021
      Steep difficult climb to summit from the saddle with Jumping Pound Ridge. Views from the summit are beautiful. Descent is rowdy! Very rocky with...
      Jul 18, 2021 @ 10:59am
      Jul 18, 2021
      Jun 26, 2021 @ 7:37am
      Jun 26, 2021
      snow is almost gone, easy to walk through
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 194 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 849 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 4, 2020 @ 11:22pm
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      Jul 3, 2020 @ 8:35pm
      Jul 3, 2020

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Jumping Pound to Cox Hill (shuttle)
      9 miles
      Jumping Pound & Cox Hill Ridges Route
      21 miles
      Cox Hill Ridge Loop
      21 miles
      Lusk Climb to Cox Hill
      13 miles

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      kluks (Jun 25, 2018 at 13:26)
       Wet, with a large tree across trail towards the bottom
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flyin-ryan (Jul 24, 2020 at 18:26)
       Still awesome.
      Back in the day it was hard tails, V brakes and 3 inches of front travel on a downhill trail that was buff.
      Now its 7 inch front and rear travel and disc brakes on a downhill that is full of ditches, rocks and roots.
      So ya it's still awesome.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Brobrahma (Aug 23, 2020 at 7:26)
       Bone dry with lots of trail erosion, roots, rocks, and steep drops. Fun and challenging. If you're not on a downhill bike you better keep your wits about ya.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      bigdog48 (Sep 20, 2020 at 20:17)
       Epic fall ride today. Trail was grippy and in good shape. Highly recommend this to all intermediate and advanced riders.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Nomolos2006 (Sep 11, 2021 at 15:11)
       Brutal Climb in the middle of the trail after already climbing lusk, tech all the way down, not a flow trail
      [Reply]

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      Videos

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      youtuber Cox Hill
      19:41 | 194 | Jul 16, 2021 , Kananaskis
      Did not expect this trail to be so much fun!!!
      17:30 | 381 | Oct 19, 2020 , Kananaskis
      6km & 900m of DH! -  Cox Hill - June 28
      15:22 | 1161 | Jul 3, 2019 , Kananaskis
      Cox Hill First Descent
      1273 | Aug 14, 2017 , Kananaskis
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