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Shontel Kivlehan reviewed Elbow Loop Trail
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Backpacking

In all honesty, this trail is quite boring. You are jut hiking on a road for the majority of the hike, but the views for the entire trip were decent. I did this as a 3 day backpacking trip, with the first night at big elbow, the second at Tombstone, and out on day 3. It doesn’t really matter which way you go, as the climb to Tombstone from either campground at the beginning will be the biggest climb you have to do. If you do big elbow on the last day it seems more flat coming out, which might be nice on the third day. If you go from Big Elbow to Tombstone however, watch the signs! There will come an intersection where snowmobiles keep right and hikers go left, that section of the hike is finally pretty. But after that you will come to another intersection where again, snowmobiles go right- follow that trail! If you go left you will end up in the meadow just bushwacking and hiking in the creek.

Rhaea Larson reviewed Little Elbow Trail
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HikingRocky

Lovely trail for hiking, mountain biking or trail riding. We hiked in from little elbow rec area and stayed at the Mount Romulus sites the first night. The next day we hiked up to Tombstone lakes for fishing and hiked back down to Romulus the same day. Hiked out from Romulus to little elbow rec area the next day. Moderately trafficked trail. No spectacular views, but the nature makes it worth it! The biggest downfall was how hard packed the trail was. It was like walking on cement with uneven and rocky spots. Our knees and hip flexors took a beating and we were all pretty beat up after doing the in and out, totalling 40km in 3 days.

Alex Ding reviewed Big Elbow Trail
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I walked with my dog from forgetmenot parking lot to Tombstone on day one, the first half is pretty much flat, walking into the valley you will find this awful head wind and no shade to hide, the view is good at Tombstone and most people hike in from HW 40. The hike out to the parking lot through Little Elbow is great the first half (great view and always in shade), second half is very rocky, my dog hated it plus sun on you back the whole time and not much shade.

Tina F Prescott reviewed Little Elbow Trail
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BackpackingBugsGreat!No shade

Hiked up to Mt Romulus and stayed the night. going in there is zero shade and the deer flies are enormous and do not care if you are coated in bug spray. make sure you have a lot of water.

Erica Lind reviewed Elbow Loop Trail
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Mountain biking

I’m a beginner mountain biker and this trail was super difficult for me. It was a lot more big hills than I expected, loose big rocks, and just so much cardio for so long - I thought I was pretty fit but I was not prepared. My husband, an advanced rider, enjoyed the trail and found it pretty easy. I wouldn’t recommend the whole loop to a beginner rider - it’s just too much. But it’s a nice trail, well maintained, nice scenery and not super busy. We camped at Mount Romulus which was a really nice campground - it just made for a short first day and long second day. (We went counter-clockwise.) If I were to do it again, as a beginner, I would just bike in to the campground (about 11km) and then bike back out the next day rather than doing the whole huge loop. Our first day was 2 hours and the second day took us 7. It’s just a lot for a newbie.

Todd Courtnage reviewed Elbow Loop Trail
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BackpackingNo shade

My partner and I did this as a 3-day, 2-night hike, counter-clockwise, staying at Mount Romulus, then Tombstone backcountry campgrounds on the two nights. That left ~20km on the last day back to the trailhead. Both campgrounds were amazing! Obviously recently renovated/rebuilt, great outhouses, awesome food preparation areas and campfire hangout areas. However, on the Big Elbow trail, from the new upper bridge right back to the trailhead is virtually ALL gravel road. Completely uninspiring, sparsely treed, very little shade. That's approx. 1/3 of the whole loop on a gravel road built so they could install the new bridges. It really sucked to just trudge along a long, straight gravel road, in the flood plain. I'd almost suggest doing it in an in-and-out manner, returning via the same Little Elbow trail and skipping the Big Elbow trail. You could do Big Elbow to the upper bridge as a day hike one day, if you really wanted to see it.

Brianna Bolt reviewed Little Elbow Trail
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HikingNo shade

Perfect trail for biking, running, and hiking! I’ve gone in from both side, never the whole loop yet. You 100% need to do this trail either early early in the day, or late. When we entered from highway 40 to tombstone, it’s was rainy and cool and perfect. When we started from the other end to mount Romulus, it was wayyyy too hot and we regretted starting it so late in the day. I absolutely love this trail and can’t wait to do the whole trail!! Also bring a whole can of bug spray, the flies were SOOOO BAD

Rob Allaire reviewed Elbow Loop Trail
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Hiking

45km round trip to the parking lot.

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Neftali Mazas reviewed Mount Cornwall Route
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HikingNo shade
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Sammie Bush reviewed Big Elbow Trail
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The elevation is NOT 811 meters, not even close!! I'd guess it's 100m at most. Took us 2h 15m each way, so clearly not much elevation change. I'd call this an easy trail if it wasn't as long. Lots of bikers so keep your eye out. The campground is old school, where there are no designated sites or group cooking area, you have your own pit and tables. We want to go back for a couple of nights as a hub and do some nearby scrambles. Out of the three big elbow loop campgrounds this one is the easiest hike for sure!

Ian Mills reviewed Mount Cornwall Route
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HikingRocky

Solo hike. Perfect conditions. Technically simple to reach the summit. Difficult due to endurance & conditioning. Bike in to creek bed to save time and its easy coasting back to the truck for last 3km of the day. Creek bed going in is a good warm up and the route unfolds nicely but coming home on that much gravel/boulders after the ascent is the reason I gave this 3 stars. Scree slope to the col and up to the ridge made me feel what slog truly means but when you crest the ridge before the summit and see the view to the west on the other side that feeling goes away. Won’t do this route again because of the 13km of creek bed but will definitely hit this summit again as a combo with Glasgow or Banded Peak & Outlaw one day. Tom Petty says it best “coming down is the hardest thing”.

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Leanne R. reviewed Mount Cornwall Route
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Hiking

July 18, 2020 Completed the Elbow Four-Peak Traverse. No difficulties at all in terms of conditions. Perfect, long day!

A J. reviewed Elbow Loop Trail
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Mountain bikingRocky

I’ve been wanting to do this ride for a long time and finally did. We (3 people) are intermediate riders and had bikes with front suspension. Took us longer than anticipated — 8h + lunch break, going counter-clockwise — and was a good cardio challenge! Trail conditions were good (mostly dry) but there are some very rocky sections. It’s not a steady climb but rather a series of short, steep up-down up-up-down up-down hills, lots of rocks and roots, with some flat or shallow grade stretches in between. The first third and last third are a fire road and the middle third is mostly dirt single track. Last third has some great flat stretches that were very welcome! Scenery is beautiful, especially at Tombstone Pass and around 2/3 to 3/4 way along by the Big Elbow River. Watch for two newly created trails that mark the turnoff to bridges so that you don’t bike down to the river and then back up to the trail. The first one is around 1/2 to 3/4 of the way along the whole loop, the second one almost at the end by the suspension bridge. We saw ten other cyclists and just a few hikers. Don’t forget to bring bear spray and a first aid kit, and make noise to alert wildlife. Enjoy!

Michael Fagan reviewed Big Elbow Trail
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Hiking

Simple trail, you walk along an old road the entire way. I assume a truck goes down it to suck out the poop from the backcountry campsite washrooms a couple times a year. I wanted to do some recon when I eventually hike up Banded Peak, Three point, etc. I believe you can bike all the way around. Bike to Big Elbow, Tombstone, Mt Romulus campsites. That would be enjoyable.

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Bradley Ford reviewed Elbow Loop Trail
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Hiking

Well, just hiked the whole thing with my pup. It was also 44.5k for us. It's great to see all the new bridges that remove the river crossings! The climb was more than expected, but we also went clockwise, which was definitely harder. Although, as the hike was nearing completion and my feet were long past dead, it was nice to have a more gradual decent. If we had gone counterclockwise, we would have done the full summit before completing 22k, and it still would have left some steep ups and downs. For a bike I agree counter would be best, but hiking I think clock would be best. I loved the stream across the trail at the summit, it sure refreshed us with a soak of my hat, and a face dip right into the stream! I also love the cold mountain water to hydrate! I don't know if I'd hike it again, it more than doubled my previous distance record, and I was so mentally and physically fatigued by the 35th kilometre. It was a beautiful hike though, and my pup was such a trooper, even having enough energy to want to catch up to another dog up ahead us near the end! Took us 8:14 but we never stopped for more than 6 or so minutes. Without service, I didn't want to delay too long. This hike would be perfect if staying overnight at one of the backcountry camping sites!

andy lethbridge reviewed Little Elbow Trail
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Mountain bikingRocky

dry & hot 2 water bottles

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Casey Kallenberger reviewed Elbow Loop Trail
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Backpacking

Gorgeous views on this hike, you can see the Mountains pretty much the whole trail. Completed in 4 days camping at Romulus, Tombstone, and Big Elbow.

Matt Baker reviewed Elbow Loop Trail
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Hiking

I completed the trail counter clockwise and would agree with other reviews that this appears a little easier. My total Km’s for the loop were 44.5 starting from the hikers parking lot with no deviations off the loop. It took just under 10 hours to complete including breaks. The trail is primarily a fire road, apart from a short section of single track between Tombstone and Big Elbow. The trail is in excellent condition. Well worth the effort.

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Papa Steve On The Move reviewed Big Elbow Trail
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HikingRocky

Trail follows the old road firefighters used to access the area. Mostly flat but up and down in areas. Follows the river. I went as far as the backcountry campsite and stayed overnight. About 2.5 hours each way. Great scenery along the way and easy enough to bring kids and the dog.

Sean Slaughter reviewed Ford Creek Trail (south)
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Hiking
First to Review

Great trail run on this trail. Ran it on June 20. Lots of undulating hills, some steep climbs, but lots of variety from single track to wide open clear cut, to wide trail, avalanche chutes and stream crossings. Some places look as though the trail is ending but keep to it and it opens up. There are a couple of really big avalanche chutes still with lots of snow, step carefully and they are passable and no longer than fifty metres wide. Bring bear spray and call-out often and this is not a common trail, we saw no one until we got to the road, then it was a gong show! We ran back along the road to Forgetmenot parking lot making it a 25km-ish run. Great views looking up at Nahahi. If you are looking for vistas or views, you won’t really find many as your elevation gain happens through the ups and downs of the trail.

amit ranade reviewed Mount Cornwall Route
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so I tried this route june 22 cant make it to the top I was 235 mtrs short from summit and turn back. you wont find any one on this route so some most places trail not clear or confusing do this in mid july or so when snow around creek is cleared and make sure to go up to the end of creek then start climbing and aim for cornwall glassgow col I started climbing before actual point I should and scree was so bad it took me 2 hrs to hike next 500mtr and thats it I could have completed this but I knew it will be another 1hr at least to summit , please consider staying at romulus campground and hike via talus lake route to cornwall outlaw col

Rein Wolters reviewed Elbow Loop Trail
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Mountain biking

The trail is in really good shape. Two bridges have been added recently. The first one, we took the loop counter clock wise, is spectacularly high over the Elbow. At the top we saw some snow but nothing significant. While we were going uphill after the Tombstone campsite we heard and noticed an avalanche, in the distance. Counter clock wise allows for a beautiful downhill ride after the campsite, is easier than the other way. Trail is well maintained.

Uncle Toad reviewed Little Elbow Trail
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Hiking

Neck pillow found on Little Elbow Trail 13 June 2020. Compass location: 50º47’18” N 114º55’49” W 1730 m Elevation (Waypoint 10), about 5.1 km westbound from the trailhead gate, near a gully (pictured).

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JB Running reviewed Big Elbow Trail
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RunningRocky

Really nice trail. It’s wide all the way through, I don’t remember any single track portions. It is quite rocky for most of it, so don’t run this one barefoot!

Sierra S. reviewed Little Elbow Trail
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Trail is snow-free and getting to be quite dry. Reportedly a grizzly and cubs on the trail around the 5km mark today.

Kayla Zurakowski reviewed Little Elbow Trail
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Hiking

Dog-friendly, nice and easy (although I only walked a bit of this hike), and overall beautiful in terms of views.

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Ian L. reviewed Big Elbow Trail
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Hiking

Good steady trail.

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nicola kester reviewed Mount Cornwall Route
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Hiking
First to Review

Came from Glasgow and continued along the ridge to outlaw and banded, stellar ridge walk!! Definitely a grind

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