Community Walking Trails

The Crowsnest Community Trail is a 23 km, non-motorized route that connects the communities of the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass together. The trail is a combination of asphalt, gravel, and natural trail surfaces.

Use the route to travel between communities, visit local businesses, and tour incredible historical sites, such as the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre and the Bellevue Underground Mine. On the way, the trail takes you through stunning natural areas. Watch for wildlife along Crowsnest River, stop at the viewpoint overlooking Frank Slide and Turtle Mountain, and enjoy spectacular Crowsnest Pass vistas.

As you move between communities, stop at the trail interpretive kiosks to learn more about Crowsnest Pass’ amazing natural and cultural history.

To learn more about the Crowsnest Community Trail, check out the Trail Brochure and Map for route and attraction information.

Trail Etiquette:

  • This is a multi-use trail system.
  • Please respect other trail users.
  • Travel on the right-hand side.

Biker Etiquette:

  • Yield to pedestrians
  • Be audible
  • Pass on left when safe
  • Maintain control

Wildlife Safety:

  • Be BearSmart.
  • Learn what to do in a wildlife encounter.
  • Make noise and alert wildlife of your presence to avoid surprising wildlife.
  • Carry bear spray and know how to use it.
  • Call Fish and Wildlife with bear and cougar sightings.

Please:

  • No motorized use.
  • Respect the private land and grazing leases the trail crosses through and stay on trail.
  • When traveling on the Road and Trail Shared Route, stay on the right-hand side and pay attention to traffic.
  • Pack all garbage out.
  • Dogs must be leashed. Waste must be removed immediately.

The Crowsnest Community Trail is maintained by the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass. Trail use is at your own risk. If you have any questions regarding the trail, please call (403) 562-8833.

 

Crowsnest Community Trails Brochure

United Riders of Crowsnest

The United Riders of Crowsnest (UROC) was formed to create trails and promote mountain biking in the beautiful Crowsnest Pass. If you have not been to southern Alberta, you are missing out. The club objectives are to encourage participation and promote responsible mountain biking practices, develop and maintain a sustainable mountain biking trail system through volunteer participation, support youth education and safety in biking, and represent the local biking community in the planning and management of recreational land. The United Riders of Crowsnest believe that good stewardship starts with the users of the trail system.

United Riders of Crowsnest

UROC Trails Map

United Riders of Crowsnest on Facebook

Pass Powderkeg Mountain Bike Trails

Photo courtesy of Raven Eye Photography

Photo courtesy of Raven Eye Photography

Pass Powderkeg is a great place to go for a ride. Trail construction is underway with numerous trails already in place.  From beginner to expert, single track, cross-country or to our Jay Hoots Designed Bike Park – we have you covered.  Check out UROC's Pass Powderkeg Mountain Bike Trail Map for more information.  No services or uphill transport provided.  

www.uroc.ca  United Riders of Crowsnest

Bike Skills Park

Photo courtesy of Jim Lucas

Photo courtesy of Jim Lucas

The Municipality boasts a professionally designed Bike Skills Park located next to the Albert Stella Memorial Arena at 12602 17 Avenue, Blairmore. 

The Bike Skills Park offers: 

  • Pump Track
  • Dirt Jumps - Four lines of increasing difficulty
  • Drop Progression
  • Learning Square
  • Skinnies

North York Creek Plane Crash Trail

Photo courtesy of Y. Gingrich

Photo courtesy of Y. Gingrich

In 1946 an RCAF DC-3 Dakota struck a mountain in bad weather and crashed near the headwaters of North York Creek, killing all seven on board. Remnants of the plane wreckage can still be seen via a moderately difficult hike of 6.2km each way. If you visit, please do not disturb any of the plane wreckage.

Take the York Creek Road south from Coleman, and park at the bridge over York Creek after approximately 4km. Hike across the bridge and follow the route that leads up the south bank of York Creek. The route eventually forks, and hikers take the right fork across York Creek and up the North York Creek drainage. You may continue past the plane wreckage to pleasant meadows below Mt. Coulthard.

www.crowsnestheritage.ca