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Fish Creek Park

Average Rating:    (4.44 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 25

The trails you will find range from beginner to suicidal. Terrain ranges from impossible steeps to flat ground riding. The amount of trials you will find up there is endless, good luck finding them all. Through out the park you will also find tonnes of stuff to ride on. Huge launches, trials, fallen trees,rivers what ever you are looking for it is there. Lots and lots of technical riding. Best of all its right in the city. There are always a bunch of riders out there to cruise around with. Sometimes you get these huge packs riding around going crazy. Everyone standing around all the way down the run at different sections as everyone gives er a go. Super killer stuff, if you live around here check it out you won't regret it.
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Latitude
51.04139389812637
Longitude
-114.08203125
Trail Directions
Travel to the far south west end of Fish Creek Park towards the Tsu Tsina Indian Reserve. There is a one lane bridge that alternates traffic back and forth. Ride across to the other side and come back in on the same side you came in from. That will leave you on the south side of the bridge. From that point on all across the south side of the park you will find an endless amount of trails to explore.
Trail Length
Endless
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Calgary
   


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Review Date
June 4, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Jody ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I just went out to FC last Friday and as a rider who used to ride lots but hasn't had the time to get out there since becoming a dad, I have to give the park officials props for having such a diverse park to ride in. It gave me lots of chance to ease back into my rythm and balance. I never knew how diverse the trails were until last Friday. I ended up on the South side of the canyon as I meandored my way through the vast single track. I found myself smack dab in a bog with log crossing or planks for some of the longer ones. Right after that I hit a path with a huge tree downed across it. I don't feel comfortable enough to tackle log jumping yet but it was intriguing to see the path was fresh on either side so there are some fabulous riders using FC currently. After that I found myself on a ridge about 100 ft above the creek and staring at a huge climb up a stump ridden path amoungst some old stand of Spruce. Awesome! But it was way too technical for me. On the back side of the climb, drops! Steep enough to make you think hard about whether this one is worth a broken limb or not. Crazy awesome stuff. I wanted to take a video and post it but I was on a tight sched. Anyway, Trails were awesome. Flat single track was fast and fresh, and the tech stuff can get overwhelming if you so wish. Can't believe this is in the City!

Recommended Route:
Anywhere you want to go!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Bit of a way out but on 22X west, go to Elbow Falls, head across the highway to the entrance to Powderface Creek Trail. Truly a trail that is geared for a weekend warrior as myself.



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Review Date
January 31, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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2.50 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Lord Ryan ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I reviewed this trail a few years ago. I'm doing it again because it's changed so much. The flooding a couple of years back carried away most of the bridges and destroyed a lot of groomed path way and trail. It also added opportunity to re-explore old ground. New trails are emerging. There's a lot of river wash gravel around, which is kind of a crappy biking surface. But that's mostly just on the way to where you really want to be anyways, which is towards the ends away from Macleod Trail. I picked up a new Kona this year. So I'm stoked to get back out there. Still my favourite weekend spot. Still a good four flaming turds!

Recommended Route:
Wherever you want to go. Watch out for broken bridges. The water's cold.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Glenmore Reservoir, Nose Hill-But the Nazis are trying to get rid of fat tire bikes there.



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Review Date
September 6, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Petanca ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Fish Creek is great! It supplies any type of biker from begginer to extremist with great trails. There are so many trails to ride you probably coouldnt ride them all if you had 10 years. I usually single track in Fish Creek and its great fun just finding new trails with great surprises. Even though it says I ride this trail once a week I usually ride it 4-5 times a week. I cant really give Fish Vreek a rating becaue it ranges from some of the easiest trails to utmost terrifying trails. For this I am giving it top marks accross the board.

Recommended Route:
Just go out there get a map if you want and enjoy finding your own route.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
12 Mile Coulee
And the Glenmore Resevoir



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Review Date
April 16, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: ninty ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Paved trails, main dirt trails enclose the creek while there are many other smaller trails all over the park. Riding for everyone from families to those looking for a challenge.

Also since the park is in the city, its easy and quick to get to. I bike there whenever I go. Takes me about 20 minutes to get down there from where I live in Oakrdige.

Recommended Route:
I always come down 24th street since I live just a bit off it. I go down to Bebo Grove and basically try different trails every time. I usually do a loop going either east or west and make my way back to Bebo Grove and head back north on 24th street home.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Glenmore resivor, although there aren't nearly as many trails.



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Review Date
February 14, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Fubar ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I have lived next to fish creek for almost 12 years and i still have yet to compete all of the trails that FC has to offer. It has paths for the utmost beginners as well as trails that make even the most advanced riders sweat. I would recommend this park for anybody who takes biking seriously. its not a bad view either! Well pruned trails make for nice afternoon rides and several drops,rivers, logs and rocks are also available for those who like to kick it up a notch! if you are considering fish creek for a place to ride, you will have a massive amount of riders that will endorse your decision!

Recommended Route:
anywhere!



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