3 miles
Distance
273 ft
Climb
-731 ft
Descent
5,235 ft
High Point

Tom Snow Details

  • Riding area
    Station Flats / Allen Bill
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Mixed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All year
  • Global Ranking

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Tom Snow mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -457 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,694 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,195 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,738 ft
  • Grade
    -2.611%
  • Grade max
    -20.45%
  • Grade min
    16.844%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    725 ft
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Status:
on Sep 8, 2018
Variable
Avg: 1.65 (9 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 tom-snow trailhead (50.930258, -114.745502)
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Tom Snow Trail Reports

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Sep 8, 2018 @ 3:44pm
Sep 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 @ 6:29am
Jul 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 @ 2:38pm
Jul 6, 2018
Does it ever dry out and not be muddy? High spots are fine. Low spots are mud
May 1, 2018 @ 6:57am
May 1, 2018
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Oct 7, 2017 @ 7:28pm
Oct 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...
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag psingbeil (May 24, 2017 at 14:26)
 Rode it yesterday evening. Lots of mud and fallen trees
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  • + 1
flag 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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