1.3 miles
32 ft
-953 ft
Avg time

Dewdney (Lower) Details

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  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    May - Oct
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The Dewdney trail was originally built nearly 150 years ago, and although the current route utilizes only small sections of the original prospector route, the historic character of the trail is difficult to escape. Today, the KCTS maintains and manages the Dewdney into a super fast and flowy downhill, that will entertain and thrill riders of most abilities. The corridor is wide and open, with many small hits and bermed turns to excite the freeriders and downhillers. In other sections, the trail is eroded and loose, wet at times but always engaging as it rolls and descends for over 5 km to Highway 22 near Paterson and the US/Canada border.

The original Dewdney Trail was a 700 km long, all-Canadian route along the southern border of the newly established colony of British Columbia. It linked the town of Hope in the Fraser Valley to the goldfields near Fort Steele in the East Kootenay and was built in 1865. Today, the Dewdney is more popular with riders of the Seven Summits trail, who use Dewdney to finish their epic ride.

source: KCTS Website
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More Stats for Dewdney (Lower) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -921 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,363 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,284 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,284 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,363 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,219 ft
  • Distance down
    1.0 miles
  • Avg time
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Dewdney (Lower) Trail Reports

Sep 12, 2016 @ 12:28pm
Sep 12, 2016
All good thanks
Aug 22, 2016 @ 9:39am
Aug 22, 2016
reporter Tree down in 3rd last section as defined by road crossings.
Jul 2, 2016 @ 4:08pm
Jul 2, 2016
Open but heads up for the sketchy log haul landing on the road section.
Apr 4, 2016 @ 3:34pm
Apr 4, 2016
Snow packed.
Jan 6, 2016 @ 1:07am
Jan 6, 2016
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Routes with this trail

Seven Summits / Dewdney
21.9 miles
Double Dewdney
29.6 miles

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