2 miles
Distance
58 ft
Climb
-125 ft
Descent
00:13:20
Avg time

Plateau Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Nordic Ski
  • Riding Area
    Cypress Hills Provincial Park
    Elkwater, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #22150 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing
  • Land Manager

Plateau Trail meanders through grassland on the Cypress plateau, and aspen and lodgepole pine forests. This dirt trail has a few roots and flowy sections on it and is the connector that joins Horseshoe Canyon Trail, Beaver Creek Trail, Mitchell Creek Trail and Mystery Trail.

When coming from Horseshoe Canyon Trail toward Beaver Creek Trail, it is fast, fun and flowy; when coming from Mystery Trail towards Beaver Creek Trail, it requires quit a bit of spinning up to Ferguson Hill Road, which is the last thing you want after climbing Mystery Trail, but the reward is well worth it.

This trail does run right by the Tom Trott Forestry Museum, which may be worth a stop to check out if you never have. Admission is free; it's simply an outdoor self-guided tour.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Plateau Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -67 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,709 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,780 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,776 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,709 ft
  • Grade
    -0.829%
  • Grade max
    -15.568%
  • Grade min
    6.665%
  • Distance climb
    2,718 ft
  • Distance down
    3,485 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,853 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:20
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Status:
on May 11, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Plateau Trail Trail Reports

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      May 11, 2019 @ 5:52pm
      May 11, 2019
      Dry with short sections of snow. 3 trees down
      Sep 5, 2018 @ 10:04am
      Sep 5, 2018
      Jul 21, 2018 @ 6:51am
      Jul 21, 2018
      Aug 13, 2017 @ 8:47pm
      Aug 13, 2017
      reporter Recently mowed - great shape
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 31 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 77 rides
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      Photos

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      19 |
      May 12, 2019 @ 5:39am
      May 12, 2019
      6 |
      May 11, 2019 @ 5:53pm
      May 11, 2019

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Battle Creek Showdown 2014 race
      10 miles
      Mile High Tri 2015 Bike Route race
      10 miles

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