Distance: 13.8 km
Time: 1 – 2 hrs
Elevation Gain: 240 m
Elevation Loss: 239 m
Technical Rating: Beginner – Int.
Physical Rating: Easy
Season: May – October
Permit Required: No
Located in northwest Calgary, Nose Hill Park covers 11.27 square kilometers and is surrounded by 12 residential communities. The mountain bike trails range from beginner to intermediate. This is a great area for those learning to mountain bike wanting to get a taste of some real smooth and rolling singletrack without much technical to throw you off your game. Nose Hill is a great early season ride as the trails do get overgrown during the summer months. Please stay on established trails.
There are a number of singletrack trails that zigzag and cross the main gravel/paved paths to explore. One can easily spend a few hours trying to link them all. A suggested beginner to intermediate loop is shown on the map. 13.8 km in total, this loop will take anywhere from 1 – 2 hrs to complete.
TRAILHEAD | N51 07.582 W114 07.972 (EDGEMONT)
Nose Hill is located in the north west of Calgary. There are six carparks located around Nose Hill Park providing access to the trails. To ride the suggested Nose Hill Loop (JP) start at the Edgemont Blvd. carpark – located at the intersection of Shaganappi Trail NW. and Edgemont Blvd..
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