17 miles
Distance
1,760 ft
Climb
-1,943 ft
Descent
5,231 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
  • 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
    -183 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,619 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,928 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,745 ft
  • Grade
    -0.198%
  • Grade max
    -24.2%
  • Grade min
    24.073%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Status:
on May 1, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 1.7 (7 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 (51.023683, -114.881136)
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Tom Snow Trail Reports

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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...
Aug 7, 2017 @ 2:15pm
Aug 7, 2017
Very North end is all we're reporting on. Overgrown vegetation, major trees down. Tried out the North end for old times' sake. From Dawson the...
Jun 12, 2017 @ 4:22pm
Jun 12, 2017
I agree with the comments on September 3rd, the route should be closed. Mud over a foot deep in several places, plus swamps, fallen trees, poorly...
Jun 5, 2017 @ 8:48pm
Jun 5, 2017
Rode the part from Ridgeback 3 to the parking lot today. The horses and loggers have turned it into a filthy, muddy mess. Not much fun.
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Photos

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Sep 7, 2017 @ 2:51pm
Sep 7, 2017
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Aug 13, 2012 @ 11:39am
Aug 13, 2012
Tom Snow, Bragg Creek
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Jul 22, 2012 @ 11:50am
Jul 22, 2012
Tom Snow, Bragg Creek
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Aug 28, 2010 @ 8:32pm
Aug 28, 2010
Tom Snow, Bragg Creek

Trail Lists

Routes with this trail

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JP Cox Loop
18 miles
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14 miles
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13 miles
Moosepackers Loop
15 miles

1 Review & Comments

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