5 miles
Distance
822 ft
Climb
-514 ft
Descent
01:12:47
Avg time

Spruce Coulee Trail Details

Beginning at Spruce Coulee Trailhead by the parking lot by the Rodeo Grounds and follows an abandoned road meandering through woodland and open fields to eventually meet the Bull Trail road, continuing across this road and ending at Spruce Coulee Campground. This is a good route for an overnight hike as toilets, firepits, drinking water, a picnic shelter, and tenting sites are available at the campground. Excellent for the experienced mountain biker.

This trail is located just east of the town of Elkwater off Highway 41. It's the longest trail in Cypress Hills Provincial Park and provides a chance to see a little of the park's quieter areas. The trail provides deep forest riding on root covered trail. From the trailhead in a grassy meadow, the trail climbs over a small height of land with a pleasant growth of wildflowers before it descends several times through some wet terrain. Keep you eyes out for moose as you travel through these wet areas. The combination of dry upslope conditions with marshy lowlands makes this trail unique.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Spruce Coulee Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    308 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,046 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,603 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,046 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,354 ft
  • Grade
    1.206%
  • Grade max
    -17.481%
  • Grade min
    36.91%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    900 ft
  • Avg time
    01:12:47
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Status:
on Aug 31, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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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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  • White
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  • 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
Directions to spruce-coulee-trail trailhead (49.665770, -110.259263)
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Spruce Coulee Trail Trail Reports

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Aug 31, 2018 @ 12:11pm
Aug 31, 2018
Closed from Bull Trail to the Spruce Coulee campground
May 19, 2018 @ 1:36pm
May 19, 2018
Many fallen trees.
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag mjlofgren (May 19, 2018 at 13:35)
 Many trees fallen over path. May long weekend.
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  • + 0
flag Hcdridet (May 31, 2018 at 16:40)
 Most fallen trees cleared on first half, in progress on second half. Last 1.3 km to lake is closed.
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