2 miles
Distance
283 ft
Climb
-283 ft
Descent
00:12:03
Avg time

G8 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Horseshoe / G8
    Canmore, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    May 15 - Nov
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #17538 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Commonly ridden clockwise, the trail travels through open meadows and birch forest. Aside from the initial dip down to the creek, the descending is at the far end of the loop by the quarry. Some fun rock slabs.

Access Info

Head down to the creek from the east end of upper horseshoe

More Stats for G8 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -0 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,486 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,692 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,677 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,677 ft
  • Grade
    -0.003%
  • Grade max
    -24.891%
  • Grade min
    16.354%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    3,577 ft
  • Distance flat
    889 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:03
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:10
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Status:
on Oct 12, 2019
Avg: 4 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      G8 Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 6:42pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      All Montane, Horseshoe and G8 trails are closed to traffic due to a grizzly sow and cub encounter.
      Apr 14, 2019 @ 8:33pm
      Apr 14, 2019
      Nice trail, but half is missing due to quarry
      Oct 21, 2018 @ 2:52pm
      Oct 21, 2018
      Trail is clear & dry, but the loop is halved by the Graymont warning sign.
      Aug 9, 2018 @ 10:03am
      Aug 9, 2018
      Didn't go too far past the "trail closed sign," missed the downhill right to cut the loop off. Better ride it again!
      Jul 22, 2017 @ 10:05pm
      Jul 22, 2017
      Take a downhill right at the first Graymont warning sign to quickly connect to the lower branch. Granted shorter than original G8, but still gives...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 179 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 586 rides
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      Photos

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      Apr 14, 2019 @ 8:34pm
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      Jul 6, 2018 @ 2:51pm
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag bmadden (May 2, 2017 at 20:20)
       It's Aspen forest, not birch
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag sawback (May 10, 2017 at 7:11)
       The eastern half of this loop was destroyed by Burnco cement last year (2016)
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag sawback (May 10, 2017 at 7:11)
       I mean graymont cement
      [Reply]

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