Level: Advanced
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 14 riders

Mountain Biking Montane Traverse

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#44 of 215 mountain bike trails in Alberta
#4430 in the world

This ride starts with a seriously painful climb togain the ridge. Once on top, there's some really sweet singletrack undulating across the mountain. You will get a real wilderness feeling for a while until you realize you're riding just above a golf course. After you get past the golf course, there's a number of options , including continuing further North, looping back to the highway, or taking one of a couple singletracks back paralleling the golf course on the bottom side. Great exercise, pretty scenery, and very convenient.

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
From Canmore, follow Benchlands Trail road. When it forks after about a mile, go right then immediate left into the Cougar Creek trailhead parking. Follow the paved then gravel path up the west (left) side of the creek for about a quarter mile. Look for trail sign on the left.
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Graeme Williams (on Aug 24, 2014)
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  • bikepirate

    A x-country ride that takes you from the Cougar Creek parking lot, running above the Silver Tip Golf Course, over to Harvey Heights. Physically this is a demanding ride, as there is a lot of up. However, you are rewarded with sweet technical descents and amazing views of the Rundle Mountain Range.

    Read more: http://www.bikepirate.com/x-country-trails/montane-traverse

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