7 miles
Distance
794 ft
Climb
-809 ft
Descent
00:49:30
Avg time

Spray River Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Banff
    Banff, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #23437 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This multi-user trail starts from just south of the Banff Springs hotel, and runs along the side of the Spray River, crosses the river and comes back on the other side. The Goat Creek trail starts near the crossing point.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Spray River Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -16 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,593 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,806 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,609 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,593 ft
  • Grade
    -0.043%
  • Grade max
    -270.285%
  • Grade min
    153.793%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    00:49:30
  • Avg reverse time
    00:49:33
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Status:
on Oct 21, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3.75 (4 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Spray River Loop Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 21, 2018 @ 9:38pm
      Oct 21, 2018
      rode the east side only today. trail is rideable with some ice and snow and mud, but it is mostly ice free and can ride full speed.
      Aug 6, 2018 @ 5:50pm
      Aug 6, 2018
      Large tree down across trail, blocking trail, you can ride around
      Aug 6, 2018 @ 5:49pm
      Aug 6, 2018
      Small tree down across trail, can ride over or around
      Aug 6, 2018 @ 2:40pm
      Aug 6, 2018
      Aug 6, 2018 @ 9:00am
      Aug 6, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 5 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 95 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      172 |
      May 28, 2018 @ 7:51pm
      May 28, 2018
      106 |
      Mar 7, 2018 @ 9:15pm
      Mar 7, 2018
      134 |
      Mar 7, 2018 @ 9:15pm
      Mar 7, 2018
      152 |
      Dec 24, 2017 @ 8:39am
      Dec 24, 2017

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Drewdietze (May 23, 2017 at 7:19)
       Rode May 22, 2017. Smooth and dry. Much smoother than Goat Creek trail which is much rockier. A few good slow climbs but lots of long fun downhill. We only rode the West or South side of the creek. Trail was dry.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Heavy72 (Nov 21, 2017 at 9:55)
       Rode November 21, 2017. Not quite enough of a base yet for fat biking but give it another week.
      [Reply]

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