2,785 ft
Distance
-174 ft
Descent
00:13:52
Avg time

Star Wars Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Banff
    , Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Wallride
  • Global Ranking
    #965 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #36510 in Trail Running
    • #12297 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Banff National Park

This is a pretty fun trail on the way down, with some neat little TTFs. Nothing too scary, and worth a rip before moving on to its big brother, Topp Notch.

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More Stats for Star Wars mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -173 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,607 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,782 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,782 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,610 ft
  • Grade
    -6.2%
  • Grade max
    -21.8%
  • Grade min
    1.4%
  • Distance climb
    118 ft
  • Distance down
    2,352 ft
  • Distance flat
    315 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:52
  • Avg reverse time
    00:27:22
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Status:
on Jul 30, 2022
Very Dry
Avg: 4.65 (32 votes)
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Star Wars Trail Reports

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      Jul 30, 2022 @ 3:02pm
      Jul 30, 2022
      Jul 30, 2022 @ 7:59am
      Jul 30, 2022
      Jul 16, 2022 @ 8:29am
      Jul 16, 2022
      New doubles at the bottom and the upper berms have been repacked and made taller with new backboards. Props to the Banff trail crew.
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 3:55pm
      Jul 2, 2022
      A number of sections of the trail have been changed slightly this spring, have a look before you leap.
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 3:55pm
      Jul 2, 2022
      A number of sections of the trail have been changed slightly this spring, have a look before you leap.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 26 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 455 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,805 rides
      • Last: Aug 11, 2022

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      May 14, 2020 @ 1:06pm
      May 14, 2020
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      Apr 20, 2017 @ 9:23pm
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      Routes with this trail

      titledistance
      Banff Big Toe Loop16 miles
      Bow Valley Extreme162 miles
      BNF 10 km7 miles

      11 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Aargon (Jul 3, 2022 at 15:45)
      Well built flow trail. The whole trail rides nicely together with a mix of berms, tables, wooden features. Could session this multiple times and have fun. We rode this trail then climbed back up to do top notch, which is quite different. If you are looking for smooth flowy riding stick to Doing laps on this trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Mysterious1818 (Aug 28, 2020 at 10:46)
      The features were built well and are so much fun! I immediately went for a 2nd round to catch some of the ramps I missed the first go around. Some of the features can look intimidating for less experienced bikers like myself, but you should absolutely give them a go cause they're doable.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      cowanjt (Aug 23, 2020 at 18:32)
      Beautiful mini park feature trail with smooth sweeping berms that aren’t beaten to a pulp like most other trails this year. Ride this in combination with Topp Notch and you’ll experience everything enduro/XC riding has to offer on 2 short fun laps
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      riddell30 (Jul 10, 2020 at 13:07)
      Fun loop. It should be counter clockwise only for fun and safety. Clockwise Bikers were getting annoyed by down hill riders flying down but it's silly to ride up a trail where all the jumps are pointing at you, non?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      stebb (Sep 28, 2019 at 18:49)
      This trail had been improved a great deal in the late Summer, its getting better everytime and new routes appear to be marked out in the lower section where some of the corners are tired. Thanks for all the work BVMBA have and are doing here!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      98teg (Jul 25, 2019 at 22:08)
      Just rode this a couple of days ago, layout looks differnt than the last time. I did come accross a heard of elk, had to cut the ride short.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      mackg KBRA (May 23, 2019 at 10:16)
      I would not describe this as a tough blue. It starts with a descent that has good flow, nice berms, and a handful of cheese wedge jumps. Short and sweet. The climb back up as also very well laid out and not a savage grade. Would highly recommend sessioning and I think this is a standard blue if anything.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      aSliceofSam (May 6, 2019 at 14:50)
      What a killer climb after the descent. I re-did some bits because I didn't manage to get up the first time with out putting a foot down.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      IanChick (Sep 12, 2018 at 6:38)
      Sessioned early morning, great track, wood ttf's could do with a bit of metal mesh on them, especially the wall, as really greasy, but dried during the day and speed picked up.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      MLeier (Oct 6, 2017 at 12:32)
      My first comment was supposed to say flat part, not fat.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      MLeier (Oct 6, 2017 at 12:31)
      We found this to be a tough blue. Not for the faint of heart and would not take our 8 and 10 year olds on it even though they have ridden many other blues with no problem. Going clockwise around the trail, there are a lot of very, very tight turns in the downhill section, the fat part was pretty fun and then a long, long twisty uphill. If you want to hit the technical features like the ramps, drops and jumps, take the trail counterclockwise.
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