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Updated: September 14, 2017

Elbow Valley Trail Report

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Updated: September 14, 2017

On September 13-14 significant and much needed precipitation events occurred. This has left most trails wet and muddy and potentially slippery. Please allow for these trails to fully dry before allowing bikes or equestrian activity. This will prevent further damage of these trails. Snow can be found in higher elevations on the peaks at the end of Highway 66.

The trees are putting on a spectacular show this fall season. Please note that mornings are colder and days are growing shorter and should be planned for accordingly. Please be prepared for all types of weather and conditions.

Notes: 

  1. Watch for natural hazards such as downed trees due to recent high winds. 
  2. Bears and cougars are active - Carry bear spray, keep dogs on leash, remain observant and observe wildlife safety techniques

 Warnings:

  1. Bear Warning- Paddy's Flat Campground and surrounding trails 
  2. Bear Warning - Elbow Valley, Moose Mountain and West Bragg Creek Trail Networks
  3. Construction Advisory - Elbow Falls Day Use Area
  4. Construction Advisory - Cobble Flats Day Use Area

Closures:

  1. Construction Closure - Allen Bill Day Use Area
  2. Construction Closure - Forgetmenot Pond and Little Elbow Trailhead 
  3. Construction Closure - Tombstone Backcountry Campground
Alder
Note Accessed from Bragg Creek Provincial Park on Highway 758

Open

Big Elbow
Note There is a bridge out south of Big Elbow Backcountry towards Tombstone Backcountry and a river ford is required

Warning

Open

Open

Open

Moose Mountain
Note Bear Warning in effect.

Warning

Paddy's Flat Interpretive
Note Bear Warning in effect.

Warning

Prairie Creek
Note Horse use not recommended - East of Prairie Link due to narrow and slippery conditions

Warning

Open

Tom Snow
Note The portion of the trail heavily damaged in the 2013 flood has been repaired/re-routed but many sections are still muddy and overgrown, particularly the portion between Moose Loop and the rebuilt section near Spruce Woods Day Use. Caution is advised for challenging travel and potential route-finding.   

Warning

Open


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