3.7 miles
Distance
602 ft
Climb
-347 ft
Descent
00:44:29
Avg time

Montane Traverse Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Montane
    Canmore, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • 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
    #41096 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #3634 in Trail Running
    • #11053 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    80 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
    00:44:29
  • Avg reverse time
    01:03:28
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Status:
on May 5, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 3.4 (13 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Ideal
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      Montane Traverse Trail Reports

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      May 5, 2022 @ 8:12am
      May 5, 2022
      Apr 25, 2022 @ 10:43am
      Apr 25, 2022
      Feb 6, 2022 @ 11:13am
      Feb 6, 2022
      Sep 30, 2021 @ 2:25pm
      Sep 30, 2021
      Good conditions all the way down to Harvey Heights Descent.
      Sep 19, 2021 @ 3:21pm
      Sep 19, 2021
      Conditions were perfect today, not too dry, no mud and not too busy even though we met half a dozen hikers throughout. First time biking there, I...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 71 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,290 rides
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      chooper007 (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
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      • + 0
      Edward2000 (Jun 15, 2020 at 16:16)
       Trail CLOSED due to Wildlife Corridor. Violators will be charged.
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      Montane Traverse & Tibits Quarry | Canmore...
      11:13 | 423 | Jul 4, 2020 , Canmore
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