3 miles
Distance
750 ft
Climb
-798 ft
Descent
00:59:22
Avg time

Upper Stoney Squaw Details

  • Riding Area
    Banff
    Banff, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Jan - Dec
  • Global Ranking

Tight, technical, rooty and steep. Arguably the most difficult climb to clean in the Bow Valley followed by a narrow, fun, technical descent. Trail is a true test of cardio and bike handling ability. Connect to "Lower Stoney Squaw" for the longest sustained downhill in the area.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper Stoney Squaw bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -48 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,480 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,099 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,529 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,480 ft
  • Grade
    -0.332%
  • Grade max
    -28.31%
  • Grade min
    39.585%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    641 ft
  • Avg time
    00:59:22
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Status:
on Aug 6, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.2 (5 votes)

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Trail Style
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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to upper-stoney-squaw trailhead (51.200300, -115.595390)
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Upper Stoney Squaw Trail Reports

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Aug 6, 2018 @ 2:40pm
Aug 6, 2018
Aug 1, 2018 @ 5:51pm
Aug 1, 2018
Raining a touch as we got to the top but the trail was unaffected
May 23, 2018 @ 9:29pm
May 23, 2018
In great shape. Snow's gone and dead fall has been cleared.
Aug 17, 2017 @ 6:12am
Aug 17, 2017
In great summer shape.
Aug 17, 2017 @ 6:11am
Aug 17, 2017
Trail is in great summer shape.
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Photos

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Jul 20, 2017 @ 12:41pm
Jul 20, 2017
Upper Stoney Squaw, Banff
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May 15, 2016 @ 8:41am
May 15, 2016
Upper Stoney Squaw, Banff
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Jun 8, 2015 @ 3:26pm
Jun 8, 2015
Upper Stoney Squaw, Banff
448 |
Aug 13, 2013 @ 12:49pm
Aug 13, 2013
Upper Stoney Squaw, Canmore

Routes with this trail

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Bow Valley Extreme
162 miles

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag Deinarson (Aug 17, 2017 at 12:08)
 This is in heck of a climb! If you enjoy technical ascents then this is for you, and you're rewarded with a spectacular view of the valley. If you're like me and just go up, so you can go down - the old school technical dh part is fun, but personally don't think it's worth the exertion. Worth checking out if you're in the area!
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  • + 0
flag ctnorman (Jun 29, 2018 at 18:08)
 The route counter clockwise is VERY rooty. We had to push our bikes a lot, the down hill has some sketchy parts where a fall could mean a long slide in bushes. I’m glad it’s off my check list cos I won’t bother with it again
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Biking Stoney Squaw in Banff National Park
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