Goat Creek Trail

Canmore, Alberta

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This is one of the most well traveled trails in the Banff - Canmore area. This 24.6-mile round-trip trail is a quick downhill ride to Banff along the back of Mount Rundle. It varies between wide singletrack and deluxe fire-road riding. Riders of all abilities will enjoy this trail; it provides a pleasant introduction for novices while giving expert riders some exhilarating options for a quick downhill ride. You will need to climb a steep, dusty, 4.8-mile gravel road rising 1200 feet to access the trailhead. The scenery is pleasant, although not spectacular along this ride. Paralleling the length of Mount Rundle, you are treated to numerous views of its steeply bedded slopes. This mountain, one of the most photographed in the Rockies, is a classic example of a Front Range peak.

Goat Creek Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This is one of the most well traveled trails in the Banff - Canmore area. This 24.6-mile round-trip trail is a quick downhill ride to Banff along the back of Mount Rundle. It varies between wide singletrack and deluxe fire-road riding. Riders of all abilities will enjoy this trail; it provides a pleasant introduction for novices while giving expert riders some exhilarating options for a quick downhill ride.

You will need to climb a steep, dusty, 4.8-mile gravel road rising 1200 feet to access the trailhead. The scenery is pleasant, although not spectacular along this ride. Paralleling the length of Mount Rundle, you are treated to numerous views of its steeply bedded slopes. This mountain, one of the most photographed in the Rockies, is a classic example of a Front Range peak."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Canmore
Distance: 24.6
Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Season: mid-June into early October
Trailhead Elevation: 4,297 feet
Top Elevation: 5,495 feet
Local Contacts: Banff National Park, 403-762-1550.
Local Maps: Topo: 82 O / 3 Canmore and 82 O / 4 Banff. Banff / Yoho / Kootenay map.
Driving Directions: Directions to Goat Creek Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

8/3/2001
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I enjoy some good hard riding and this makes an excellent training ride when combined with the Banff trail from the golf course back to Canmore.



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May 2018