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Updated: August 09, 2018

Elbow Valley Trail Report

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Updated: August 9, 2018 | Print Report

Trails have generally dried out and are in good condition for hiking and biking. Smoky/hazy conditions are likely, persons with respiratory concerns should take care if undertaking physical activity. Exercise caution around moving water, especially during rainfall events, however rivers have generally receded.

Previous wildfire activity and elevated risk in the area is a good reminder to always attend your campfire and ensure exhaust systems on OHVs are clear of debris to reduce the risk. 

Notes:  

  1. Be wildlife aware - it is berry season! Bears are out and actively foraging on berry bushes - traveling in groups, keeping pets on leash and carrying bear spray is highly recommended. See the Wildlife Safety page for more information.
  2. For more information about trails within West Bragg Creek, please visit Greater Bragg Creek Trail Association.
  3. Caution is advised for natural hazards such as downed trees and other natural hazards.

Closures:

  1. McLean Creek PLUZ OHV Trail - Bridge Repair

Warnings:

  1. Paddy's Flat Campground - Bear Warning
Trail Name Permitted Activities Status
Alder
Note
  • Accessed from Bragg Creek Provincial Park on Highway 758
Open
Beaver Flats Interpretive
Note
  • Minor wash out on trail and bridge at the west end.
Open
Big Elbow
Note
  • There is a bridge out south of Big Elbow Backcountry towards Tombstone Backcountry and a river ford is required. 
Warning
Diamond T Loop
Open
Elbow
Open
Elbow Falls Interpretive
Open
Ford Creek
Open
Ford Knoll
Open
Fullerton Loop
Open
Jumpingpound Ridge
Open
Jumpingpound Summit
Open
Little Elbow
Note
  • To support construction at Tombstone Backcountry Campground there will be trucks and heavy equipment travelling along the trail from the Little Elbow Day Use
Warning
Little Elbow Interpretive
Open
McLean Creek Interpretive
Open
Moose Mountain
Note
  • Please be advised that this trail is in a Public Land Use Zone and is not regularly maintained; route finding may be required.
Warning
Nihahi Creek
Open
Nihahi Ridge
Open
Paddy's Flat Interpretive
Open
Powderface Creek
Open
Powderface Ridge
Open
Prairie Creek
Note
  • Horse use is not recommended East of Prairie Link due to narrow and slippery conditions.
Open
Prairie Link
Open
Ridgeback
Open
Riverview
Open
Sugar Daddy
Open
Sugar Momma
Open
Sulphur Springs
Open
Threepoint Mountain
Open
Tom Snow
Note
  • Bear Closure from Mountain Road to Moose Loop
  • The flood damaged portion has been repaired/re-routed but other sections may be challenging to navigate and route-finding may be required
Partially Closed
Tombstone Lakes
Note
  • Tombstone backcountry campground is closed due to construction
Open
Trail Creek
Open
Wildhorse
Open


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