Dewdney (Upper) Details
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.
Local Trail AssociationKootenay Columbia Trails Society (www.kcts.ca)
More Stats for Dewdney (Upper) mountain bike trail
Altitude change-1,218 ft
Altitude min3,385 ft
Altitude max4,603 ft
Altitude start4,603 ft
Altitude end3,385 ft
Distance climb273 ft
Distance down1.9 miles
Distance flat507 ft
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Dewdney (Upper) Trail Reports
Sep 12, 2016 @ 5:03pmSep 12, 2016
|reporter 2 trees down.|
Sep 12, 2016 @ 12:28pmSep 12, 2016
|All good with the new trail added|
Jul 2, 2016 @ 4:09pmJul 2, 2016
|Heads up for the newer water drainages. Also tree down about half way down full Dewdney. Unfortunately, cannot remember upper or lower but not too...|
May 18, 2016 @ 5:55amMay 18, 2016
|reporter The KCTS trail crew have now cleared the ridiculous amount of windfall. The trail is still in pretty rough early season condition, and there's a...|
Apr 4, 2016 @ 3:34pmApr 4, 2016
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