Lille Coal Mine Trail

OutAndBack • 7.7 mi • 0 ft

The trail is located in the Crowsnest Pass, near the Frank slide Interpretive Center, which is found along Highway 3. This pleasant 7.7 miles out-and-back, beginner-level trail takes you to the remains of a turn-of-the-century coal mine and traverses some picturesque rolling terrain. The wide doubletrack trail includes two major fords. Beginning along a back road adjacent to the Frank Slide Interpretive Center, it follows Gold Creek toward the distant slopes of Grassy Mountain. As you look at the slopes, the area's once plentiful coal is evident in the scar left behind by open-pit mining on Grassy Mountain. The mining here was much more recent, occurring in the early 1950s.
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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Frank
Length: 7.7 total miles
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Beginner-level
Season: Mid-July to mid-October.
Local Contacts: Forest Ranger Station in Blairmore, 403-562-7307.
Local Maps: Topo: 82 G / 9 Blairmore.
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