2 miles
Distance
283 ft
Climb
-283 ft
Descent
00:10:24
Avg time

G8 Details

  • 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
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain 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
    00:10:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:10
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Status:
on Aug 9, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (7 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to g8 trailhead (51.078582, -115.300913)
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G8 Trail Reports

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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...
Jun 7, 2017 @ 12:25pm
Jun 7, 2017
Closed east of photo location
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!
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Photos

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Jul 6, 2018 @ 2:51pm
Jul 6, 2018
G8, My City
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Jul 6, 2018 @ 2:51pm
Jul 6, 2018
G8, My City
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Jul 6, 2018 @ 2:51pm
Jul 6, 2018
G8, My City
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Jul 2, 2018 @ 6:11am
Jul 2, 2018
G8, My City

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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 | 524 | Sep 18, 2012 , Canmore
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