1 miles
Distance
-5 ft
Descent
00:09:06
Avg time

The Spine Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #32909 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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 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
    00:09:06
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:35
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Status:
on Oct 20, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.35 (6 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
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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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to the-spine-47804 trailhead (51.191300, -115.539960)
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      The Spine Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 11:29am
      10 hours
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 12:39pm
      Oct 6, 2019
      Tree is gone
      Sep 25, 2019 @ 10:50am
      Sep 25, 2019
      Three trees down on the tunnel loop behind campground. Pretty sure it was on the spine section.
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 2:53pm
      Sep 2, 2019
      reporter
      Aug 5, 2019 @ 7:39am
      Aug 5, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 147 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 628 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      29 |
      Dec 25, 2018 @ 6:55am
      Dec 25, 2018
      37 |
      Jun 27, 2017 @ 10:23am
      Jun 27, 2017
      16 |
      May 14, 2017 @ 5:52pm
      May 14, 2017
      61 |
      Feb 28, 2017 @ 12:43pm
      Feb 28, 2017

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      BNF 10 km
      7 miles
      Tunnel Mountain No Toe
      8 miles
      Tunnel Mountain-Bow Falls Family Loop
      9 miles

      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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag AndrewDe (May 4, 2018 at 22:07)
       Dry-ish
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag canuckzilla (May 19, 2018 at 13:21)
       It is great ride! But it’s not all flat. Great to get in biking shape
      [Reply]

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