2 miles
63 ft
-744 ft
Avg time


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.

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More Stats for Mitchell Creek Trail mountain 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    648 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    269 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 2, 2017
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
Directions to mitchell-creek-trail trailhead (49.633930, -110.300750)
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Mitchell Creek Trail Trail Reports

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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Jul 28, 2015 @ 11:27pm
Jul 28, 2015
Mitchell Creek Trail

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Battle Creek Showdown 2014 race
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