Tom Snow Trail

Bragg Creek, Alberta

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Located west of the community of Bragg Creek, Alberta. Tom Snow Trail is one of those rides that are rarely used, but it provides a great link between the Sibbald and Elbow districts of Kananaskis Country. Along its 9.78-mile point-to-point route, you get some views of Moose Mountain to the south. Atop its rolling summit sits the highest fire lookout in Alberta. Although much of the ride remains in the trees, it is pleasant woodland roll. The north section tends to be much muddier than the south. This trail's location within the foothills means that it is often one of the first to be clear of snow in the spring. If you take advantage of this fact, you'll need to be patient with the mudholes as they tend to be worse at that time of year.

Tom Snow Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Located west of the community of Bragg Creek, Alberta. Tom Snow Trail is one of those rides that are rarely used, but it provides a great link between the Sibbald and Elbow districts of Kananaskis Country. Along its 9.78-mile point-to-point route, you get some views of Moose Mountain to the south. Atop its rolling summit sits the highest fire lookout in Alberta.

Although much of the ride remains in the trees, it is pleasant woodland roll. The north section tends to be much muddier than the south. This trail's location within the foothills means that it is often one of the first to be clear of snow in the spring. If you take advantage of this fact, you'll need to be patient with the mudholes as they tend to be worse at that time of year."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Bragg Creek
Distance: 9.8
Elevation Gain: 492 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Season: Mid-June to early October
Trailhead Elevation: 4,592 feet
Top Elevation: 5,084 feet
Local Contacts: Elbow Valley Information Centre, 403-949-4261
Local Maps: NTS 82 J / 15 Bragg Creek; Kananaskis Country - Bragg Creek and Elbow Falls
Driving Directions: Directions to Tom Snow Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

8/22/2003
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Tom Snow is an excellent trail for the cross country enthusiast at any level. It's not the most challenging technical or aerobic ride, but it can be ridden quicker or slower to adjust difficulty. It can also be ridden at night. I like riding it in the mid to late fall when the mornings and evenings are crisp and have always enjoyed it. It's rolling XC terrain, and singletrack most of the way. Get out there and enjoy it!



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