4 miles
1,027 ft
-1,077 ft
5,249 ft
High Point

Phillipps Pass Details

  • Riding area
    Crowsnest Pass
    My City, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
    Secondary Access Road/Trail
  • Trail type
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  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating

This rough road follows a pipeline and powerline through Phillipps Pass and was the original route for Highway 3 back in the rum running days. A tiny lake (Phillipps Lake) is just south of the road at the middle of the pass on the Alberta-B.C. border. The road becomes rougher down the east side of the pass to Crowsnest Lake. It enters private property east of where it meets the lake.
The hike/scramble up Mt. Tecumseh can be accessed from this road 1 km east of the lake.
The double track up to the communication tower on Crowsnest Ridge forks south from the Phillipps Pass trail 300 m west of the lake.

Access Info

The trail starts in Crowsnest Provincial Park which is on Highway 3, 1.9 km northwest of the Alberta-B.C. border and 400 m east of the weigh scales.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Phillipps Pass mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -50 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,445 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,494 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,445 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,562 ft
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Phillipps Pass, Crowsnest Pass
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Phillipps Pass, Crowsnest Pass

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