2.6 miles
Distance
485 ft
Climb
-514 ft
Descent
00:05:57
Avg time

G8 Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Season
    May 15 - Nov
  • Global Ranking
    #8385

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

Local Trail Association
More Stats for G8 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -29 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,486 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,748 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,704 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,675 ft
  • Grade
    -0.208%
  • Grade max
    -26.392%
  • Grade min
    29.535%
  • Distance climb
    1.3 miles
  • Distance down
    1.0 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,318 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:57
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:19
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Status:
on Apr 20, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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G8 Trail Reports

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Apr 20, 2017 @ 9:09pm
Apr 20, 2017
G8 loop is closed until late may.
Aug 9, 2016 @ 5:07pm
Aug 9, 2016
not too sure what's going on, local feedback would be appreciated thanks!
Jun 27, 2016 @ 6:57am
Jun 27, 2016
Just over halfway through the loop, a horse trail connects the upper and lower sides of the trail. This can be used to create a loop.
Mar 22, 2016 @ 8:35am
Mar 22, 2016
The east end of the trail has been clearcut, with significant impact to the trail. Reroute options to be posted soon.
Aug 17, 2015 @ 12:06pm
Aug 17, 2015
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Aug 9, 2016 @ 5:07pm
Aug 9, 2016
G8, Revelstoke
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Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:31am
Nov 21, 2012
G8, Canmore
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Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:31am
Nov 21, 2012
G8, Canmore
155 |
Nov 21, 2012 @ 10:29am
Nov 21, 2012
G8, Canmore

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3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag bmadden (May 2, 2017 at 20:20)
 It's Aspen forest, not birch
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  • + 0
flag sawback (May 10, 2017 at 7:11)
 The eastern half of this loop was destroyed by Burnco cement last year (2016)
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  • + 0
flag sawback (May 10, 2017 at 7:11)
 I mean graymont cement
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G8 Canmore
7:30 | 413 | Sep 18, 2012 , Canmore
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