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-183 ft
Altitude min4,619 ft
Altitude start4,928 ft
Altitude end4,745 ft
Distance climb8 miles
Distance down8 miles
Distance flat2 miles
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Tom Snow Trail Reports
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...|
Aug 7, 2017 @ 2:15pmAug 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 @ 4:22pmJun 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 @ 8:48pmJun 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.|
2018 Shred List85 trails
Routes with this trail
|JP Cox Loop||18 miles|
|Ridgebacks to Bobcat to Snakes to Ridgebacks||14 miles|
|Moosepackers Loop||15 miles|