5 miles
Distance
822 ft
Climb
-514 ft
Descent
01:12:24
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.

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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
    01:12:24
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Status:
on Aug 31, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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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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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 13 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      • 25 rides
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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag mjlofgren (May 19, 2018 at 13:35)
       Many trees fallen over path. May long weekend.
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      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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      • + 0
      flag windgrrl (Jun 9, 2019 at 16:41)
       One big tree down after the knoll. Otherwise fine rolling.
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      • + 0
      flag wgoertzen (Sep 1, 2019 at 12:20)
       From Bull Trail to Elkwater via Rodeo Loop. Fun ride. Nothing too technical.
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      flag ColinJudge (Sep 21, 2019 at 17:21)
       Not rideable from Spruce Coulee to the road, logs every 20 yards, great after that to Elkwater! Sep 2019
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