4 miles
Distance
598 ft
Climb
-342 ft
Descent
00:41:08
Avg time

Montane Traverse Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Montane
    Canmore, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #32344 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

Fun cross country trail. Most people ride east to west starting at cougar creek. The climb out of Cougar Creek is a bit of a lung buster with two steep hills (Cougar Hill and Cardio/Golf Course Hill). The climb takes you up behind and above the Silver Tip golf course in a long traverse before a steep, loose descent near the end. There are some creek crossings ups and downs.

There are a few technical challenges, but overall it is very much a long blue traverse to Tibbits Quarry.

More Stats for Montane Traverse mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    256 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,631 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,096 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,631 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,888 ft
  • Grade
    1.3%
  • Grade max
    -29.1%
  • Grade min
    32.8%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    1,352 ft
  • Avg time
    00:41:08
  • Avg reverse time
    01:07:47
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Status:
on Feb 28, 2021
Snow Packed
Avg: 3.4 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 50%
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  • < 1 month
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ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches

Radar Time
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Montane Traverse Trail Reports

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      Feb 28, 2021 @ 11:25am
      2 days
      Softly packed snow, great conditions for fat biking.
      Dec 12, 2020 @ 8:47pm
      Dec 12, 2020
      Apart from a single down tree perfect conditions for fatbike with studded tires (it’s icy with a small bit of snow thrown in) Made through with...
      Nov 29, 2020 @ 3:18pm
      Nov 29, 2020
      Some dry spots but mostly Icy studded tires mandatory to have a safe ride
      Nov 29, 2020 @ 3:18pm
      Nov 29, 2020
      Some dry spots but mostly Icy , studded tires pretty much mandatory to have a safe ride
      Aug 27, 2020 @ 5:38pm
      Aug 27, 2020
      Removed two trees between Montane Cutoff and Johnny's Trail and one tree from the upper (less travelled) route between Johnny's Trail and Meander.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 35 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 751 rides
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      Photos

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      56 |
      Jul 3, 2020 @ 2:20pm
      Jul 3, 2020
      83 |
      Apr 25, 2020 @ 10:43am
      Apr 25, 2020
      35 |
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 7:32pm
      Sep 7, 2019
      68 |
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 4:52pm
      Jul 1, 2019

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      chooper007 Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jul 29, 2017 at 14:22)
       Wild life closure sign at the top of the cougar creek climb.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Bikelyftas (Jul 21, 2019 at 15:37)
       Great trail. Always fun
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Edward2000 Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jun 15, 2020 at 16:16)
       Trail CLOSED due to Wildlife Corridor. Violators will be charged.
      [Reply]

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