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Kootenay Rockies

Cranbrook

Singletrack State of Mind

Sunny days and mild winters mean that Cranbook is one of the first to see the trails clear of snow come spring. Located in the Rocky Mountain Trench between the Purcell and Rocky mountains, Cranbrook is an ideal mountain bike destination with several distinct trail areas and rides—from quiet singletrack to black-diamond descents—all situated close to the city.

Number of Trails:
149
Highest Elevation:
2,204 m
Trails:
easy
35
intermediate
78
difficult
31
extra difficult
5

Cranbrook Inspiration

Uncover singletrack stories.

Getting Here & Trail Access

Located at the southern end of the Columbia Valley, within the Canadian Rockies, Cranbrook is where the Rocky Mountains and Purcell mountains meet. It's an easy escape from Calgary and towns just south of the Canada/USA border.

If you are driving, Highway 3 runs right through Cranbrook coming from southern Alberta from the east or from Castlegar and the Okanagan from the west. Highway 93 connects Cranbrook with Golden and Banff to the north and with Montana in the south.

Driving Distances & Times:

  • Kalispell - 221 km (137 mi), 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Spokanee - 296 km (184 mi), 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Calgary - 384 km (239 mi), 4 hours
  • Vancouver - 842 km (523 mi), 10 hours

Daily flights are available from Vancouver and Calgary including WestJet and Pacific Coastal Airlines landing at the Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC).

Trails in Cranbrook's are accessed from four main areas:

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Support Our Local Trails

Consider supporting the associations in Cranbrook that help maintain the trails and advocate for the mountain bike community.

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