8 miles
Distance
510 ft
Climb
-1,303 ft
Descent
01:02:33
Avg time

Goat Creek Details

  • Riding Area
    Banff
    Banff, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #19743 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    Parks Canada

This mix of gravel path and doubletrack is mostly downhill from Canmore toward Banff.

Access Info

From the Canmore end, access is from the Ha Ling trailhead.
From the Banff end, access is from the Spray River Loop trail that starts just south of the Banff Springs Hotel.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Goat Creek bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -793 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,728 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,521 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,521 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,728 ft
  • Grade
    -1.834%
  • Grade max
    -17.575%
  • Grade min
    17.395%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,786 ft
  • Avg time
    01:02:33
  • Avg reverse time
    01:09:45
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Status:
on Oct 28, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to goat-creek trailhead (51.061398, -115.417900)
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Goat Creek Trail Reports

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Oct 28, 2018 @ 2:44pm
Oct 28, 2018
Oct 27, 2018 Goat Creek Trail Canmore to Banff: Parking lot temp 5 degrees with biting wind and flurries. First 1/3 of ride we encountered...
Oct 22, 2018 @ 6:42am
Oct 22, 2018
Rode it yesterday. Packed snow and ice in spots that require walking, but most can be ridden around or over. Conditions improve quickly as you get...
Oct 20, 2018 @ 11:16am
Oct 20, 2018
Really slick wet ice. Snow on first 5km. Patches of ice that are hard to stay upright on.
Aug 17, 2018 @ 9:53pm
Aug 17, 2018
May 21, 2018 @ 1:12pm
May 21, 2018
Sow black bear with cub at the second bridge, at the top of the hill over the river spotted. Be smart, make noise, and respect the wildlife.
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Nov 21, 2017 @ 9:49am
Nov 21, 2017
Goat Creek, My City

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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag Heavy72 (Nov 20, 2017 at 14:06)
 Just rode this trail for the first time today. Snow conditions incredibly poor! 4” of sugar and no base. Brutal ride, barely made it out alive!!
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flag Biking5 (Oct 28, 2018 at 14:45)
 Oct 27, 2018 Goat Creek Trail Canmore to Banff: Parking lot temp 5 degrees with biting wind and flurries. First 1/3 of ride we encountered compact snow with a light dusting of new snow overnight that made the surface very grippy. Last 2/3 of the ride was a mix of clear sections and a few wet icy sections that were slippery and easy to go sideways on/crash on if one wasn't cautious. Looking far ahead / trail scanning was very important! All rideable if one rode conservatively in the trickier sections. We were riding on regular 27.5" bikes. Two trees across the trail that were easily walked around
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