Rundle Riverside - Trail, Banff, Alberta

Rundle Riverside - Trail, Banff, Alberta

DESCRIPTION

rougher than Bryan Adams complexion. not much climbing , but your butt will feel it the next day, if you ride a hardtail.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 07, 2016]
K Baldwin
Weekend Warrior

I had my daughters along for the ride and it kicked them good. All the same I was very proud of their tenacity. Definitely take a backpack full of gear (water and extra tubes) in case a jagged rock gets the better of your tire. I was surprised at how rough it was so also do rent a bike with full suspension if you don't have one. Your entire body will thank you for it.

Customer Service

I would recommend taking the Orange CNC trail to the end of the park and then continue on through the prairie to the single track to Banff. Exit left from the Banff trail end to take the shorter black top road into Banff. If you have taxed yourself beyond limit grab the transit bus back to Canmore (bike carrier equipped).

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If you would rather play it safe stick to the CNC bike trails. They are much closer to civilization should you have a spill or need bike repairs.

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4
VALUE
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3
[Jul 09, 2007]
wedelmaster
Cross Country Rider

Rundle Riverside is a rough, rooty singletrack that follows along the south bank of the Bow River and the lower north face of Mt Rundle. It can be ridden in either direction between the Northeast end of the Banff Springs golf course road and the Canmore Nordic Centre. It is mildly challenging just because of the constant roots and can be slow going, but a fun ride nonetheless that makes a nice long loop around Mt Rundle when combined with the Goat Creek trail. There are a few fast sections but expect mainly slow riding. Full suspension is nice for this one. There is minimal elevation gain/drop except for the final long uphill to the Nordic Centre when coming from Banff...or a fast downhill right at the start of the ride if going to Banff.

Customer Service

either way.
To go from Banff to Canmore, start at the trailhead at the Northeast end of the Banff Springs Golf Course road
Canmore to Banff: start from the end of the Banff Trail at the northwest end of the Canmore Nordic Centre.

Similar Products Used:

Minnewanka, Surprise corner/Douglas Fir/Hoodoos, Ross Lake (Lake Louise area), Goat Creek, Canmore Nordic Centre

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jun 13, 2007]
Wedelmaster
Cross Country Rider

Rundle Riverside is a rough, rooty singletrack that follows along the south bank of the Bow River and the lower north face of Mt Rundle. It can be ridden in either direction between the Northeast end of the Banff Springs golf course road and the Canmore Nordic Centre. It is mildly challenging just because of the constant roots and can be slow going, but a fun ride nonetheless that makes a nice long loop around Mt Rundle when combined with the Goat Creek trail. There are a few fast sections but expect mainly slow riding. Full suspension is nice for this one. There is minimal elevation gain/drop except for the final long uphill to the Nordic Centre when coming from Banff...or a fast downhill right at the start of the ride if going to Banff.

Customer Service

either way.
To go from Banff to Canmore, start at the trailhead at the Northeast end of the Banff Springs Golf Course road
Canmore to Banff: start from the end of the Banff Trail at the northwest end of the Canmore Nordic Centre.

Similar Products Used:

Goat Creek
Lake Minnewanka
Canmore Nordic Centre
Canmore Benchlands Trails

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 17, 2005]
zdfg
Downhiller

Very enjoyable Xcountry trail. Just go do it and see for yourself.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Sep 04, 2000]
Ironleg

Ya it my be a rough trail, but I guess thats Mountain Biking. The first time I ever road The Banff Trail was back in 86 when it was no more then an ignorred animal trail. It tore the fendes and rack off my bike. Its a fun trail if your feeling aggressive, if not it will beat you up.

Customer Service

Out the golf course road to the trail head. Follow the trail to the Canmore Nordic Center. Do a few World Cup laps and head home the same way.

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One of the few trails still open in the Park.

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3
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 18, 2002]
Fermat

Geezuz - talk about a nut and bolt rattler of a ride. Roots and small rocks galore. The trail doesn't give much in total elevation but the roller-coasters really suck the air out of your lungs. It's not a particularly technical trail but it sure tests the quality of your bike and it's suspension (DS is nice here!). You also ride through a number of creek washouts with fist-sized chunks of rocks that are somewhat tricky to ride through. All-in-all, not a bad ride if you get your rocks off on rooty sections of trail, but riding the loops at the CNC after we doubled-back is so much more fun!

You are also out in the boonies and there isn't too much traffic on the trail so pack gear... an extra tube and patches are nice, as is a few Clif bars.

Customer Service

dunno. I started from the Nordic Centre, took the Banff Trail (fire road) to the end and hooked up with the single track trail to Banff. About 6k or so of Nordic Centre riding and 15k of trail for about 40-ish km ride.

Similar Products Used:

CNC, Sulphur Springs, Powderface

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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[May 19, 2003]
cens

i seem to recall there being real good singletrack east of the high street with plenty of drops but the last time i was in the area was 2000.

Customer Service

well once a year would be nice. if you get bored riding this route nab a kayak and scoot down the water to canmore, nice! check out some of the side streams on your right but watch out for overhanging tree trunks, i lost a mates kayak this way ooops!!

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north of the bamff springs hotel thru the car park there is a good 15k loop up and down.

OVERALL
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4
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