6.0 miles
Distance
1,336 ft
Climb
-534 ft
Descent
03:00:29
Avg time

Lake of the Horns Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sheep River
    Turner Valley, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #73254 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Alberta Parks

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Lake of the Horns is a 10 km moderately popular blue singletrack trail located near Turner Valley Alberta. This mountain bike primary trail can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating with a 407 m blue climb. On average it takes 3 hours minutes to complete this trail.

Access Info

The trailhead is located at the end of the Cat Creek Recreation Area parking lot 129km west of the city of Calgary on the #40 Highwood Trail highway. Note that the #40 Highwood Trail Highway is closed from Dec 1st to June 14th. Park at Cat Creek, trail starts at the west side of the lot. Bike in 12 KM and hike to Carnavon Lake, at the BC border.

More Stats for Lake of the Horns mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    802 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,185 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,992 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,189 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,992 ft
  • Grade
    2.534%
  • Grade max
    -24.78%
  • Grade min
    23.251%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,310 ft
  • Avg time
    03:00:29
  • Avg reverse time
    02:59:20
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Lake of the Horns Trail Reports

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      Aug 26, 2020 @ 10:09am
      Aug 26, 2020
      The description for the Mountain of flowers is in the hill of flowers description. Long double track approach, followed by overgrown single track....
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      spicytuna (Jul 24, 2016 at 21:16)
       That track in the map is NOT the Carnarvon lake trail. That is the trail for the Lake of the Horns Bike trail. Found out the hard way today.
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      wengg77 (Oct 1, 2017 at 16:47)
       I'll second that. Wish I had seen your comment earlier spicytuna.
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