5 miles
Distance
814 ft
Climb
-867 ft
Descent
01:10:01
Avg time

Ross Lake Details

  • Riding Area
    Lake Louise
    Lake Louise, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #23112 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This multi-use trail starts behind the Chateau Lake Louise as a double track for the first third. It then keeps narrowing into a increasingly enjoyable winding singletrack. There's one section of sustained wide downhill through scattered rocks that might make it a black but appart from that this is a blue trail. Ending at Ross lake and the views of the valley makes for an overall good ride.

Access Info

You go up to the trailhead right behind the Chateau Lake Louise.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Ross Lake bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -53 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,680 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,928 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,739 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,686 ft
  • Grade
    -0.211%
  • Grade max
    -225.452%
  • Grade min
    161.423%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    01:10:01
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Status:
on Sep 26, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • 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
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      Ross Lake Trail Reports

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      Sep 26, 2018 @ 8:46am
      Sep 26, 2018
      After the half way point waterfall, the snow patches are frequent but still rideable with a few needing to walk. Moist dirt through out. Three...
      Sep 7, 2018 @ 12:15pm
      Sep 7, 2018
      Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
      Jul 9, 2018 @ 6:27am
      Jul 9, 2018
      Clear of trees. One creek crossing with no bridge was running high and we had to get our feet wet carrying bikes across. A few short steep rocky...
      Jun 29, 2018 @ 9:01am
      Jun 29, 2018
      Seven trees down. Needs a chainsaw.
      Sep 17, 2017 @ 7:18pm
      Sep 17, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      • 16 rides
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      Aug 5, 2018 @ 10:48am
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      Ross Lake, Canmore
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      Aug 7, 2017 @ 12:07pm
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      Ross Lake, My City
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      Jun 18, 2017 @ 3:26pm
      Jun 18, 2017
      Ross Lake, My City

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag alanazimmerman (Sep 6, 2018 at 19:56)
       Quite wet and muddy at this time
      [Reply]

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