We describe several new loop trails from Allen Bill Pond using Sugar Momma, Fullerton and Bobcat trails.
Snagmore is a new trail along the Elbow River and over a small hill, offering views of the Elbow Valley and the lovely fall colours.
The Mustang Hills is the group of three hills located ENE of Rainy Summit between Hwy. 66 and the Elbow River. At a summary glance, they appear to be covered in trees, but in reality they harbour meadows offering great views. Within their folds wander the wild horses, perhaps headed for a drink at the pond.
An ascent of the northeast ridge of Peak 466270, the northernmost peak of the Mount Glasgow massif, which is an easy scramble from Glasgow Creek.
Rainy Summit Ridge is an alternate route to Powderface Ridge that can be used to make a loop using the old pack trail that parallels the highway.
The area between Station Flats and Canyon Creek Road has become a popular mountain biking destination, with more bikers than hikers on many of the trails. A map shows the conglomeration of trails in the area including some new “Downhill Specific” trails.
A lament on the lost art of routing trails, and why we should follow the Powderface Creek pack trail to maintain the tread.
Tired of the muddy Prairie Link Trail trail? Here are a couple of alternatives spring hikes using Prairie and Powderface Creeks that can be done as single loops or combined for a satisfying short day out.
I had not hiked up the access road before and it’s been years since I’d even driven the road. So, I was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable it was. At this time of year, the road is in the sunshine almost the whole way. And the views along the way were pretty impressive.
The Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance (CMBA) has completed the four-section re-route of Tom Snow Trail and another group of mountain bikers has built a trail across the high ground north of Fullerton Loop that joins Elbow Trail to the ridge on the third re-route.