Snowy Owl Details
This is a multi-use trail used by snowshoers, hikers and cyclists in winter. Please yield to non-cyclists.
The trail begins just west of the parking lot along the Mountain Road - look for the snowshoe/fatbike symbols on the steel posts. The doubletrack trail parallels the Mountain Road for a while, with a couple of exit points along the way. The trail crosses Bragg Creek by going over the bridge, and then meets the north end of Snowy Shortcut. Continuing on Snowy Owl will put you into the trees and brush before popping out again at a cattle guard on Mountain Road.
From here, the trail turns hard up a steep slope and back into the trees. Bumping along, you will climb out of the forest and into a series of cutblocks before dropping back into the trees on the way to Ranger Summit and Strange Brew. With fresh or drifted snow, the track may be difficult to follow - look for the steel posts with the orange blazes that mark the trail.
This trail is best when there is enough snowpack to cover up the stubs of alders and fill in some of the low spots. Without the snow, it's a rougher ride than most of the area trails.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Snowy Owl mountain bike trail
Altitude change446 ft
Altitude min4,629 ft
Altitude max5,095 ft
Altitude start4,629 ft
Altitude end5,074 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down1 miles
Distance flat2,141 ft
Avg reverse time00:43:39
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Snowy Owl Trail Reports
Jan 20, 2018 @ 1:19pmJan 20, 2018
|Perfect, slick in a few areas.|
Jan 5, 2018 @ 9:13amJan 5, 2018
|Good along west crystal line and snowy owl up to the junction. Starts getting softer between there and ranger with many of the corners rutted and...|
Dec 26, 2017 @ 11:46amDec 26, 2017
|Between the junction across the meadow and junction with ranger summit it's soft going with treacherous sides inviting your front wheel to dive...|
Nov 17, 2017 @ 8:48amNov 17, 2017
|In great shape. Packed snow and no ice to speak of|
Mar 10, 2017 @ 5:23pmMar 10, 2017
|Great shape right now Warm weather in the forecast so enjoy it will you can|
2018 Shred List75 trails
Routes with this trail
|Frozen Rodeo 4.0 Short Loop||8 miles|
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