2 miles
168 ft
-1,080 ft
Avg time

Lower Stoney Squaw Details

  • Riding Area
    Banff, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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Located on the Mt Norquay ski hill, this fun rip is worth a look if you're in Banff with your bike, especially if you have a shuttle up the Norquay road from Hwy 1. The trail is fast and flows pretty well. There are a couple of short climbs near the top, but after those it's all downhill. Keep an eye out for jumps and such, watch out for sketchy woodwork. It's Banff, so there are bears and hikers from time to time.

Once you get down to the highway, turn right, raise your seat and pedal back to your pickup point. The pedal up to the parking lot is long, maybe 6km.

Access Info

From the Norquay main parking lot: ride northwest out of the parking lot past the day lodge, and follow a dirt/grass trail/road along the edge of the trees [trees are on your right] to the Cascade Amphitheatre Trail [turns right into the trees near the bottom of the Spirit chairlift]. The Cascade trail crosses Stoney Squaw - take a left.

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More Stats for Lower Stoney Squaw bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -912 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,593 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,518 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,505 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,593 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,000 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,242 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Sep 18, 2018
Avg: 4.6 (12 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Lower Stoney Squaw Trail Reports

Sep 18, 2018 @ 4:12pm
Sep 18, 2018
1-2 inches of snow on top half
May 23, 2018 @ 9:31pm
May 23, 2018
Perfect conditions. Not wet, only a couple small seepage springs
Aug 26, 2017 @ 10:19pm
Aug 26, 2017
Aug 8, 2017 @ 2:28pm
Aug 8, 2017
Dry and a bit loose but all good!
Jul 17, 2017 @ 7:42am
Jul 17, 2017
Perfect summer conditions. Dry but not super dusty.
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1 Review & Comments

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flag Deinarson (Aug 17, 2017 at 12:16)
 It's basically a straight rip down the mountain back to the highway. Theres very little modification, (berms, terrain features etc) done to the trail the make it mtb specific or extra fun. You mostly track in a straight line and out your suspension through it's paces. Go for the view from the Stoney Squaw summit and let this be the reward for all your hard work.

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Biking Stoney Squaw in Banff National Park
21:47 | 61 | Aug 13, 2018 , Banff
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