6 miles
Distance
1,188 ft
Climb
-3,030 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Forgetmenot Summit Details

  • Riding area
    Elbow Valley
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Mixed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking

A ridgeline trail that crests Forgetmenot summit, Forgetmenot Mountain, and Forgetmenot Ridge. Access begins from the highest elevation point of the "Old Forgetmenot" trail, and involves a brief scree hike-a-bike up to the ridgetop. Along the ridge, there are a few places with large rocks that can't be ridden. You will hit 3 separate summit points along this ridge with outstanding views. The descent to the final ridge involves hike-a-bike down a small rock feature that is easily doable. Once on the final ridge, continue northward to meet with the cairn at the top of the northern access trail. The descent down to the elbow river is steep, loose, fast, and tight, with a variety of varying terrain. Dress for the elements as the weather up top can change in a moment.

More Stats for Forgetmenot Summit mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,843 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,268 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,111 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,268 ft
  • Grade
    -5.376%
  • Grade max
    -51.62%
  • Grade min
    33.854%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,749 ft
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Status:
Avg: 1 (1 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Forgetmenot Summit, Calgary
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Forgetmenot Summit, Calgary
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Sep 23, 2018 @ 8:47am
Sep 23, 2018
Forgetmenot Summit, Calgary

3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag tylerbernardd (Sep 9, 2018 at 18:04)
 This summary is a complete understatement to the actual trail. The final descent back to the parking lot is arguably steep enough to be considered a double black.
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  • + 1
flag tylerbernardd (Sep 9, 2018 at 18:09)
 Depending on skill level and the route taken, there is a lot of potential hiking along the ridge.
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  • + 0
flag Andywarren (Sep 22, 2018 at 9:37)
 This was an amazing ride, but it should be known that there‚Äôs actually no visible trail with the execution of a the northern 2km hiking trail to access the north summit. This section should also be noted as a double black ridden in either direction. Route finding skills and GPS are a requirement to ride this, and the expectation to walk or pack your bike for significant sections. Incredible views and terrain though.
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