2 miles
Distance
63 ft
Climb
-744 ft
Descent
00:17:22
Avg time

Details

Starts at the south end of Elkwater Campground and ends at Murray Hill Road at the top of the plateau. Climbing steadily through mixed and lodgepole pine forest, an informal viewpoint 1/3 of the way up overlooks Elkwater Lake.

Mitchell Trail lies south of Elkwater Lake and east of Ferguson Hill Road. This expert-level trail can be cycled as a point-to-point or as a loop utilizing Mystery Trail. It is a great trail for riders that like a challenging downhill ride, with a touch of danger thrown in. It drops steadily, and steeply, and includes some badly washed-out sections from the floods of 1995. Partway down the hill, there is a nice view of Elkwater Lake in the distance, and the trail passes through a pleasant mix of aspen and lodgepole pine. Don't spend too much time looking around, though, as you'll need all your concentration for the technical sections.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Mitchell Creek Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -680 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,078 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,758 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,758 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,078 ft
  • Grade
    -7.486%
  • Grade max
    -22.421%
  • Grade min
    19.024%
  • Distance climb
    648 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    269 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:22
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Status:
on May 22, 2018
Dry
Avg: 2.35 (3 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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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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Directions to mitchell-creek-trail trailhead (49.633930, -110.300750)
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Mitchell Creek Trail Trail Reports

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May 22, 2018 @ 5:55am
May 22, 2018
This is an easy blue. Very rooty but it's a straight wide line at a consistent grade.
Jul 2, 2017 @ 4:12pm
Jul 2, 2017
Jul 2, 2017 @ 4:12pm
Jul 2, 2017
Two downed trees crossing the trail, in a flat open section easy to see
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Jun 2, 2018 @ 9:57pm
Jun 2, 2018
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Jun 2, 2018 @ 9:56pm
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Mitchell Creek Trail
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Jun 2, 2018 @ 9:55pm
Jun 2, 2018
Mitchell Creek Trail
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Jun 2, 2018 @ 9:55pm
Jun 2, 2018
Mitchell Creek Trail

Routes with this trail

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Battle Creek Showdown 2014 race
10 miles

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