1 miles
Distance
-5 ft
Descent
00:08:55
Avg time

The Spine Details

  • Riding area
    Banff
    Banff, Alberta
  • AKA
    Blue Arrows, Blue Trail
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Season
    Jan - Dec
  • Global Ranking

Easy cross country trail on the Tunnel Mountain Bench. Part of the Tunnel Bench Loop with "Coastline" and "Teddybear's Picnic".

Access Info

Starts behind Hidden Ridge Resort next to Tunnel Mountain Campground

Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Spine mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -5 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,720 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,724 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,724 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,720 ft
  • Grade
    -0.077%
  • Grade max
    -2.501%
  • Distance down
    336 ft
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    00:08:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:35
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Status:
on Jul 9, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 3.2 (5 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to the-spine-47804 trailhead (51.191300, -115.539960)
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The Spine Trail Reports

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Jul 9, 2018 @ 9:10pm
Jul 9, 2018
Jul 9, 2018 @ 9:10pm
Jul 9, 2018
May 6, 2018 @ 6:36pm
May 6, 2018
May 3, 2018 @ 8:53am
May 3, 2018
Usual soft bits, bit of slush, otherwise good to go!
Apr 27, 2018 @ 6:17pm
Apr 27, 2018
Hiked the trail after work today. Last few km of north section of trail are either mud, ice, or snow. Lotsa ruts already from few riders. Not...
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Photos

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Jun 27, 2017 @ 10:23am
Jun 27, 2017
The Spine, Edmonton
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May 14, 2017 @ 5:52pm
May 14, 2017
The Spine, My City
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Feb 28, 2017 @ 12:43pm
Feb 28, 2017
The Spine, Edmonton

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5 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag EngiAli (May 14, 2017 at 17:55)
 Catch the trail from the campground trail or from the campground road. Easy to spot the start at the old water tower. Suitable for kids on a 16" bike with handbrakes who are ok with single track and some roots.
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flag Deinarson (Aug 17, 2017 at 12:18)
 A great trail for kids to have fun on while you're spending time in the campground. It relatively flat with a bit of up and downyness (that's a term, I'm sure.) So you can start working on flow and cornering.
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  • + 0
flag MLeier (Sep 29, 2017 at 16:49)
 Loved this trail. Really fun and flowy, a little technical but still easy. Can't wait to ride it again!
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  • + 0
flag AndrewDe (May 4, 2018 at 22:07)
 Dry-ish
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flag canuckzilla (May 19, 2018 at 13:21)
 It is great ride! But it’s not all flat. Great to get in biking shape
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