Mitchell Trail

Elkwater, Alberta

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Mitchell Trail lies south of Elkwater Lake and east of Ferguson Hill Road. This expert-level trail can be cycles as a point-to-point or as a 4.23-mile loop utilizing Ferguson Hill Road. It is a great trail for riders that like a challenging downhill ride, with a touch of danger thrown in It drops steadily, and steeply, and includes some badly washed-out sections from the floods of 1995. Partway down the hill, there is a nice view of Elkwater Lake in the distance, and the trail passes through a pleasant mix of aspen and lodgepole pine. Don't spend too much time looking around, though, as you'll need all your concentration for the technical sections.
Mountain Bike! The Canadian Rockies

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Mountain Bike! The Canadian Rockies

by Ward Cameron (Ward Cameron Enterprises)

Mitchell Trail lies south of Elkwater Lake and east of Ferguson Hill Road. This expert-level trail can be cycles as a point-to-point or as a 4.23-mile loop utilizing Ferguson Hill Road. It is a great trail for riders that like a challenging downhill ride, with a touch of danger thrown in It drops steadily, and steeply, and includes some badly washed-out sections from the floods of 1995.

Partway down the hill, there is a nice view of Elkwater Lake in the distance, and the trail passes through a pleasant mix of aspen and lodgepole pine. Don't spend too much time looking around, though, as you'll need all your concentration for the technical sections.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Elkwater
Distance: 4.23
Elevation Gain: 700 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Season: June to early October.
Trailhead Elevation: 4,000 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: Cypress Hills Provincial Park, 403-893-3777.
Local Maps: Cypress Hills Provincial Park trail map.
Driving Directions: Directions to Mitchell Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/15/2008
0

Trail was in decent shape, lots of roots crossing the trail in long sections - make sure you have good suspension or a high tolerance for vibration. Several places along the trail were puddled up where the streams crossed the trail, but all in all a good downhill ride, although it was a little short.


7/1/1999
0

Fun ride but very short



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