8 miles
Distance
507 ft
Climb
-1,260 ft
Descent
01:02:47
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
  • 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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -753 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,728 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,481 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,481 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,728 ft
  • Grade
    -1.75%
  • Grade max
    -17.347%
  • Grade min
    17.102%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    01:02:47
  • Avg reverse time
    01:09:45
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Status:
on May 21, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.65 (3 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 goat-creek trailhead (51.061850, -115.418640)
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Goat Creek Trail Reports

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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.
May 21, 2018 @ 3:30am
May 21, 2018
May 13, 2018 @ 6:22pm
May 13, 2018
Tacky from Spray Creek trail crossing into Goat Creek trail all the way to Canmore. Completely rideable without mud.
Oct 29, 2017 @ 9:56am
Oct 29, 2017
From Goat Ck the first few KM's are quite muddy, the trail does get drier so don't quit.
Sep 18, 2017 @ 9:52am
Sep 18, 2017
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Nov 21, 2017 @ 9:49am
Nov 21, 2017
Goat Creek, My City

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1 Review & 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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