3.3 miles
Distance
172 ft
Climb
-561 ft
Descent
00:39:26
Avg time

Tom Snow Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Station Flats / Allen Bill
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #104494 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #25330 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 35 in E-Biking
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    Alberta Environment and Parks

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 Info

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.

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More Stats for Tom Snow bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -389 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,684 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,138 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,127 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,738 ft
  • Grade
    -2.2%
  • Grade max
    -23.6%
  • Grade min
    31.3%
  • Distance climb
    3,796 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    404 ft
  • Avg time
    00:39:26
  • Avg reverse time
    01:01:43
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on Nov 7, 2021
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Avg: 1.6 (13 votes)

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  • Icy
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      Tom Snow Trail Reports

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      Nov 7, 2021 @ 9:40am
      Nov 7, 2021
      A few trees down, moved what could be done by hand. Icy several places
      Aug 16, 2021 @ 12:34pm
      Aug 16, 2021
      Pretty good for Tom Snow, just the one short mud section I had to walk through if you are looking for something less physical than Ridgeback.
      Aug 1, 2021 @ 7:19am
      Aug 1, 2021
      Damp for for 100m on the seepy section approximately below the Ridgeback/Snakes and Ladders junction. 5 or 6 medium to large trees down in this...
      Jan 17, 2021 @ 12:29pm
      Jan 17, 2021
      Pretty good shape from the north junction with Ridgeback 2 all the way back to Station Flats. Two trees down across the trail near the Ridgeback...
      Jul 15, 2020 @ 12:43pm
      Jul 15, 2020
      Still very muddy. Best bet is to take Ridgeback.
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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      psingbeil (May 24, 2017 at 14:26)
       Rode it yesterday evening. Lots of mud and fallen trees
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      psingbeil (Jul 26, 2018 at 6:26)
       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 Trail from Mountain Road to Moose Loop
      Why: Bears feeding on carcass

      The sign that shows the closure is not well marked, A small notice that has a map is posted at the entrance of Tom Snow from the Mountain Road. We looked at it and thought it was in the South direction and proceeded on the trail going North. We encountered yellow closure markings by Ab parks at the base of the large hill and some of us encountered a strong smell. We turned around and retreated back up the trail.
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      Justinlegal6 (Sep 30, 2020 at 12:32)
       To the riders who helped me during my stroke on July 11th 2020. Thank you so much. Thank you for trying to get me out of there on your bike and stopping your ride. You called the rangers and then EMT came and drove me to foothills hospital. I don't remember what you all look like or names but I will anyways remember how helpful you all were. Thank you all again. And I how to see you on the trails again.
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      iphonefreddy (May 28, 2021 at 21:53)
       A mix of really nice trails and mud bogs. With some boardwalks to cross the bogs this trail would be sweeto
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