2 miles
Distance
168 ft
Climb
-1,080 ft
Descent
00:18:41
Avg time

Lower Stoney Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
    50 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 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
    00:18:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:49
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Status:
on Sep 9, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.45 (13 votes)

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

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 9, 2019 @ 7:51am
      Sep 9, 2019
      All clear!
      Jul 30, 2019 @ 1:12pm
      Jul 30, 2019
      Many trees are down.
      Jul 19, 2019 @ 8:51am
      Jul 19, 2019
      Some puddles to bash through, but still fun in the wet. Clear right to the highway.
      Jun 16, 2019 @ 9:49pm
      Jun 16, 2019
      Good to Go
      May 25, 2019 @ 9:43am
      May 25, 2019
      Clear from top to bottom, good to go
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 36 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 306 rides
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      Jun 29, 2019 @ 12:44pm
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      491 |
      Jun 8, 2008 @ 9:37am
      Jun 8, 2008

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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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