2.8 miles
Distance
136 ft
Climb
-2,439 ft
Descent
4,146 ft
High Point

Needles Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking

Steep downhill along rock faces and sand/dirt.

Access Info

Trailhead coordinate: UTM 391356/ 5442938

Travel 16km up North Fork Rd. from Grand Forks, this is where the trail ends and there is parking by the junction. Continue up the west side of the valley and turn onto Brown Creek/Eholt road. Head up to the old rail grade and turn right onto Rathmullen FSR. Hang a hard left and go to the top of the mountain. Here you will intersect with the lookout loop on Thimble Mountain trail. Ride your bike to the lookout and as you look down into the valley you will see Needles shoot off to the left.

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More Stats for Needles mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,303 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,829 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,146 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,843 ft
  • Grade
    -15.856%
  • Grade max
    -60.262%
  • Grade min
    12.8%
  • Distance climb
    2,743 ft
  • Distance down
    2.1 miles
  • Distance flat
    752 ft
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