Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
Pipestone is a narrow doubletrack out-and-back dirt trail that heads out along the Pipestone River into the Pipestone Valley north of Lake Louise. The trail remains in the trees for the length of the ride with periodic views of the river. This is a great trail for families or beginner riders that are looking to explore Lake Louise on two wheels. A pleasant ride with moderate elevation gain all the way to the turnaround point. No biking is permitted beyond the bike turnaround point at 6.5 km.
The trail may be accessed directly from the Lake Louise Village via bike or one can drive to the Pipestone parking area. Pipestone begins up the gravel path to your left directly from the carpark right after the gate. Ride up the doubletrack past the first Pipestone Number 20 marker to the second Pipestone 20 marker. Turn left onto the well-used narrow doubletrack, Pipestone 20, and continue on up. From here it's a straightforward ride to the turnaround point.
Watch out for hikers and equestrians on this well used trail and travel in groups. Remember to carry bear spray and make lots of noise as this area is frequented by bears; especially in late summer during berry season.