3.0 miles
Distance
322 ft
Climb
-309 ft
Descent
00:20:37
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Healy Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Banff
    , Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    Gravel, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #56741 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking

This pleasant doubletrack trail winds its way through the forest, meeting up with Healy Creek before ending at the parking lot located off Sunshine Road. During the June 2013 floods, the bridge crossing Healy Creek, located on the west end of the trail near Sunshine Road, was completely wiped out. Parks Canada will begin construction of a replacement bridge in the fall of 2014. The bridge will be located ½ km northeast from the original crossing and parking area, with a short connecting trail being added to get you over to and across the newly built structure. Construction is to be completed by the winter, opening up access to the west end of the trail in 2015. For the time being, Healy Creek may be ridden as an out-and-back trail from Banff, when accessed via Sundance.

Healy Creek doubles as a connector to Brewster Creek trail, taking you up the valley and over to Sundance Lodge, which offers service for guests only.

Please note that Healy Creek is a popular horseback riding route and as a result is not recommended in wet conditions.

Read more: http://www.bikepirate.com/healy-creek/#ixzz3LLvzRnul

Access Info

Trailhead: Sundance Access: Healy Creek branches off Sundance Trail, about 2.5 km from the Sundance trailhead.

Sunshine Road Access: The Sunshine Rd. trailhead is located 1 km up the road from the Sunshine Village Highway 1 exit. Look for it on your left when driving up Sunshine Road. For now the trail is not accessible from Sunshine Road as the bridge across Healy Creek was completely washed away during the June 2013 floods. However, a new bridge and access from Sunshine Road to the west end of the trail is expected to be completed by winter 2014.

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More Stats for Healy Creek mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    13 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,621 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,741 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,707 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,720 ft
  • Grade
    0.081%
  • Grade max
    -70.592%
  • Grade min
    293.556%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    5,266 ft
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    00:20:37
  • Avg reverse time
    00:24:09
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on Aug 17, 2023
Very Dry
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      Healy Creek Trail Reports

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      Aug 17, 2023 @ 5:16am
      Aug 17, 2023
      Horses really chop up any opportunities for nonchoppy ride. Worth it to access the Cave and Basin without tourist traffic and parking. Don't...
      Sep 22, 2020 @ 4:25pm
      Sep 22, 2020
      Pretty good. Loose in some places. Clear; No fallen trees or anything. Lots of horse shit to dodge.
      May 5, 2019 @ 4:31pm
      May 5, 2019
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      • 28 miles avg distance
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      • 19 miles avg distance
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