3 miles
Distance
750 ft
Climb
-798 ft
Descent
00:56:18
Avg time

Upper Stoney Squaw Details

  • Riding area
    Banff
    Banff, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • 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.

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More Stats for Upper Stoney Squaw mountain 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
    00:56:18
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Status:
on Aug 17, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4.2 (6 votes)

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Upper Stoney Squaw Trail Reports

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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.
Aug 8, 2017 @ 2:28pm
Aug 8, 2017
All good for the first 99% of trail. Look ahead as you come into the trees after the lightspeed open section as there are two large trees down in...
Jul 17, 2017 @ 7:42am
Jul 17, 2017
Perfect summer conditions. Dry but not super dusty.
May 29, 2017 @ 10:08am
May 29, 2017
some wet sections at the top just as you get back into the trees. makes for a exciting ride, should be perfect in a few days.
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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
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Upper Stoney Squaw, Banff
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Jun 8, 2015 @ 3:26pm
Jun 8, 2015
Upper Stoney Squaw, Banff
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Aug 13, 2013 @ 12:49pm
Aug 13, 2013
Upper Stoney Squaw, Canmore

Routes with this trail

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1 Review & Comments

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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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Stoney Squaw Banff, upper section descent.
5:27 | 465 | Feb 23, 2014 , Banff
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