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Rundle Riverside

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

rougher than Bryan Adams complexion. not much climbing , but your butt will feel it the next day, if you ride a hardtail.
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Latitude
51.1696703453294
Longitude
-115.51220655441284
Trail Directions
follow the road along the golf course, until you see a kiosk.
Trail Length
18.5km one way
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Banff
   


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Review Date
July 7, 2016

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: K Baldwin ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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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Review Date
July 9, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: wedelmaster ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Minnewanka, Surprise corner/Douglas Fir/Hoodoos, Ross Lake (Lake Louise area), Goat Creek, Canmore Nordic Centre



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Review Date
October 17, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: zdfg ,  Downhiller

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



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Review Date
May 19, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: cens , from scotland

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
north of the bamff springs hotel thru the car park there is a good 15k loop up and down.



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Review Date
August 18, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

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Reviewed by: Fermat , from Calgary

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
CNC, Sulphur Springs, Powderface



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