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Level: Beginner
Length: 30 mi (48.3 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +975/1 ft
Total: 21 riders
 

Mountain Biking Goat Creek

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#9 of 215 mountain bike trails in Alberta
#1229 in the world

Goat Creek Trail follows Goat Creek (go figure) and then Spray River into Banff. This is a fairly easy ride.
Once arriving in Banff at the Banff Springs Hotel, follow the road leading past Bow Falls to the Banff Springs
Golf Course. Ride past the bridge for 2.9 km and take the fork right for another 1.4 km to the Rundle
Riverside trailhead and follow back to Canmore. this trail is significantly more challenging as it follows the
Bow River.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
Park at the Canmore Nordic Centre and ride the pavement/gravel of Smith-Dorrien/Spray Trail for about 9km of gruelling uphill to the Goat Creek Trailhead.
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Dennis Aberson (on Jun 27, 2016)
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Snow: packed (on May 7, 2017)
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Rider questions

Q: Are there any technical areas on this trail? I'm from Saskatchewan and have only ever mountain bikes in the valleys close to home. I want to start getting into the mountains but I'm not sure where to start

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  • Akukis
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    Feb. 20-2016
    Just fat bike a little part of this trail, was very icy, tough to ride it but as always... TONS OF FUN!

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  • *****

    Great trail. Ride from Canmore to Banff is mostly descending so fast ride. If you plan to ride round trip start in Banff to do the climbing on fresh legs. Took about 4 hrs round trip. Fun trail.

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