8 miles
Distance
942 ft
Climb
-759 ft
Descent
00:59:17
Avg time

Quirk Creek Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Powderface
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • AKA
    Quirk Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #71005 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking

This trail is the first part of the Kananaskis classic Quirk Creek - Wild Horse Loop. It's very much a backcountry trail, made up of single and doubletrack, gravel road and old horse trail. It doesn't get much [any] maintenance, so expect it to be rough in spots.

Access Info

Access is from Cobble Flats. You'll need to ford the Elbow river at least once depending on the braids. The river can be cold and fast, so take care when crossing.

More Stats for Quirk Creek Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    182 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,085 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,570 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,124 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,306 ft
  • Grade
    0.432%
  • Grade max
    -51.849%
  • Grade min
    18.719%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,685 ft
  • Avg time
    00:59:17
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Status:
on Aug 11, 2018
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
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  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to quirk-creek-trail trailhead (50.817822, -114.801158)
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Quirk Creek Trail Trail Reports

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Aug 11, 2018 @ 3:25pm
Aug 11, 2018
Good to go. 70% of it is a logging road which is in good shape and offers a good warmup. Make sure to take the first major right after the...
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Jul 11, 2017 @ 9:56pm
Jul 11, 2017
Quirk Creek Trail, Calgary
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Jul 10, 2017 @ 4:21pm
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Quirk Creek Trail, Calgary
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Jul 9, 2017 @ 8:38pm
Jul 9, 2017
Quirk Creek Trail, Calgary

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