2 miles
Distance
168 ft
Climb
-1,080 ft
Descent
00:18:49
Avg time

Lower Stoney Squaw Details

  • Riding Area
    Banff
    Banff, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #12267 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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
    -7.455%
  • Grade max
    -39.237%
  • Grade min
    24.134%
  • Distance climb
    2,000 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,242 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:49
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Status:
on Sep 18, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.6 (12 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
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      Lower Stoney Squaw Trail Reports

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      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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      Jun 8, 2008
      Lower Stoney Squaw, Banff

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      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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