2,136 ft
Distance
5 ft
Climb
-251 ft
Descent
00:01:59
Avg time

Milky Way (upper) Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Season
    April - Nov
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #8684

Upper Milky Way is a smooth bench cut trail with some natural technical features including off camber roots, rocks, a small optional bridge drop and a small rock roll/drop with a transition bridge. The trail caters to all skill levels and descends via fast, poppy corners and well organized swoopy trail. Upper Milky Way can be a fast, fun connector linking trails to Lower Milky Way and can be incorporated on a number of different rides. The trail is accessed from the Northstar Trail or just below the midway point via Pale Ale. The trail also links smoothly with the KC ridge trail which exits on North Star. Be sure to reward the purveyors of your smile with a donation to the KCTS so they can continue to build and maintain awesome grinners like this one.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Milky Way (upper) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -247 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,422 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,671 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,669 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,422 ft
  • Grade
    -11.546%
  • Grade max
    -40.92%
  • Grade min
    5.529%
  • Distance climb
    152 ft
  • Distance down
    1,801 ft
  • Distance flat
    82 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:59
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Status:
on May 11, 2016
Dry
Avg: 4 (3 votes)

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Milky Way (upper) Trail Reports

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May 11, 2016 @ 2:42pm
May 11, 2016
reporter The KCTS trail crew has completed annual maintenance.
Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:25pm
Apr 22, 2016
Cleared trees a few days ago and snow was all gone last night.
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:47pm
Apr 18, 2016
Still some snow near the end.
Apr 4, 2016 @ 3:32pm
Apr 4, 2016
Snow packed.
Jan 6, 2016 @ 12:36am
Jan 6, 2016
reporter New snowfall needs packing.
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Nov 28, 2009 @ 1:09pm
Nov 28, 2009
| 1 comments Milky Way (upper), Rossland
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May 29, 2009 @ 6:51pm
May 29, 2009
| 8 comments Milky Way (upper), Rossland
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May 29, 2009 @ 6:27pm
May 29, 2009
Milky Way (upper), Rossland
1075 |
Oct 3, 2008 @ 12:48pm
Oct 3, 2008
| 2 comments Milky Way (upper), Rossland

Routes with this trail

titleratingdistance
Techno Grind / North Star / Milky Way Loop
5.8 miles
KC Ridge / Milky Way Loop
5.0 miles
Eddie J / KC / Milky Way Loop
8.2 miles

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