Distance: Over 40 km
Time: 1 – 4 hrs
Elevation Gain: 100 – 200 m
Elevation Loss: 100 – 200 m
Technical Rating: Beginner – Int.
Physical Rating: Easy
Season: May – October
Permit Required: No
Fish Creek Provincial Park is located in the southwest of Calgary. It is one of North America’s largest urban parks, boasting a hefty network of paved, granular and singletrack trails open to biking. The network of paved and granular paths connects the five main parking areas. A number of singletrack trails exist in this area and interlink the paved and granular paths. These trails are typically well marked; however, linking them to create a fun loop is another story. If you’re looking to ride singletrack, then look to someone that knows the park well to help you get around.
The park is well suited to family outings and beginner riders. The paved and granular paths are easy to navigate with little elevation gain. Washroom facilities, fire pits, and picnic tables can be found at day use areas located in the park for your convenience and enjoyment.
Please remember to yield to hikers and dog walkers and note that all cycling is confined to designated trails; cycling is not permitted on pathways around Sikome Lake, nor is it permitted in front of Bow Valley Ranch Visitor Centre.
June 2013 floods: A number of the singletrack trails have been damaged by high water and floods making it increasingly harder to link singletrack trails in the park. If you’re new to riding in this area, look to someone that knows the park well to help you get around if you’d like to hit up the singletrack.
TRAILHEAD | N50 55.322 W114 06.768 (MARSHALL)
There are five main parking/day use areas in the park; Shannon Terrace, Bebo Grove, Votier’s Flats, Glennfield and Marshall Springs. Refer to the main or singletrack map to access the day use area closest to you.
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