Tom Snow Details
Tom Snow connects Hwy 68 at the Dawson trailhead to Hwy 66 in the south at Station Flats. It has been around since the 70s [at least]. It is not particularly bike-friendly during the spring/summer/fall, largely because it runs beside/over creeks, springs and seeps for most of its length. The water makes a muddy trail, but lots of cows and horses make it far worse. In the 90s, the chunk between Moosepackers and Station Flats dried out for a couple of weeks each summer [and it was AWESOME], but it doesn't seem to do that anymore.
Maintenance of the trail is theoretically the responsibility of Alberta Parks, but it doesn't get much love. Trails that do use it as a connector to other trails, [i.e. Ridgeback, Special K, Cox Hill DH] tend to pick the driest sections and the maintainers of those trails are more likely to clear downed trees and such.
Overall, expect Tom Snow to be a boggy mess 99% of the time. It's probably okay when frozen over, but don't bet on it.
Access from Station Flats trailhead off of Hwy 66 [south], turn right [north] at the start of the Diamond T Loop. Tom Snow starts at the junction of Diamond T and Ridgeback 1.
Access from the Dawson Equestrian trailhead off of the Powderface Trail from Hwy 68.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Tom Snow mountain bike trail
Altitude change-457 ft
Altitude min4,694 ft
Altitude start5,195 ft
Altitude end4,738 ft
Distance climb1 miles
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat725 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Tom Snow Trail Reports
Sep 8, 2018 @ 3:44pmSep 8, 2018
|Bear signage and a moose carcass in one of the meadows. Not worth the risk to ride. Kestrel is ridable to TS, but then you have to suffer the...|
Jul 26, 2018 @ 6:29amJul 26, 2018
|Bear Closure - Tom Snow Trail from Mountain Road to Moose Loop July 24, 2018 Effective Date: July 24, 2018 until further notice Where: Tom Snow...|
Jul 6, 2018 @ 2:38pmJul 6, 2018
|Does it ever dry out and not be muddy? High spots are fine. Low spots are mud|
May 1, 2018 @ 6:57amMay 1, 2018
Oct 7, 2017 @ 7:28pmOct 7, 2017
|Small tree down across trail, can ride over or around. This is in between start the sections of R3. Trail from Bobcat & R3 is mostly dry and...|
2018 Shred List85 trails
Routes with this trail
|Ridgebacks to Bobcat to Snakes to Ridgebacks||14 miles|
|Ranger, Snakes, Ridgeback, Bobcat, Strange Brew, Boundary||13 miles|
|JP Cox Loop||18 miles|