4.9 miles
Distance
2,248 ft
Climb
-92 ft
Descent
1.3 miles
High Point

Nez Perce Road Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Secondary Access Road/Trail
  • Trail type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May to October
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Land Manager

The climb up Nez Perce Rd. is described in Backcountry Biking in the Canadian Rockies as “Trail #99 Nez Perce to McGillivray Ridge Repeater”. As noted in the book it is a "major gear-grinding grunt". The summit is well above treeline with excellent views of Crowsnest Mountain and the Seven Sisters, as well as most of the Crowsnest River valley from the continental divide to the Livingstone Range. It also provides access to other single-track trails in the Nez Perce Valley and to hiking on open ridges.

Access Info

From the McGillivray Staging Area, ride east then northeast along a gas pipeline ROW to the top of the ridge between Wedge Mountain and Nez Perce Creek. From the ridge, descend a rough OHV trail to the dirt road beside Nez Perce Creek. Both the pipeline and the rough OHV trail is shown as the Daisy Creek Tr on the OSM base map above, if zoomed in the right amount.

Directions to McGillivray Staging Area:
Take Hwy 3 to 61 Street in Coleman; turn north and follow signs for the Gun Club and McGillivray Staging Area. Follow the main route (which becomes 63 St.) for 2.5 km where you will enter the Forest Reserve and reach a large clearing under a large power line.

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More Stats for Nez Perce Road mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,156 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,912 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,912 ft
  • Altitude end
    1.3 miles
  • Grade
    8.332%
  • Grade max
    -29.648%
  • Grade min
    37.225%
  • Distance climb
    4.4 miles
  • Distance down
    1,856 ft
  • Distance flat
    597 ft
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Nez Perce Road, Coleman

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