Named after Chief Tom Snow of the Wesley Band of the Stoney Nakoda First Nation, the Tom Snow is an easy long-distance trail that connects the Elbow to the Jumpingpound via a tortuous route through the forests, cutblocks and natural meadows of the valley bottoms.
Most of the time this southern section is hiked in combination with other trails like Ridgeback to make loops. See map. Also, many people join in from West Bragg parking lot via Mountain Road (resource road) or via assorted ski trails. West Bragg Map North
Start: South access: Hwy. 66 (Elbow Falls Trail) at Station Flats trailhead.
North access: West Bragg via Mountain Road and the south leg of Moose Loop.
Difficulty: Easy hiking on a mixture of old resource roads and good trails.
Note: Because very few hikers backpack all the way through to the Jumpingpound from Station Flats, the trail is split into two parts. The southern part, goes just as far as the watershed between Bragg and Moose creeks. For the rest of it see Tom Snow Trail North
. The Trans Canada Trail makes us of the northern section of this trail.
Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.