4,715 ft
Distance
25 ft
Climb
-379 ft
Descent
00:05:58
Avg time

Upper Rail Trail Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Global Ranking

The new mountain bike Rail Trail originates on the China Ridge Trail network and joins with the historic Kettle Valley Rail Trail (KVR). “It has challenges, but has been built to accommodate more than just the extreme cyclists who like to shred through a course at lightening speed. Those less brave, insane and/or skilled can still maneuver the course with a bit of concentration and athleticism.” says Trail Peak.com

"This is the kind of course the rest of B.C. is missing," Whistler trail builder Duncan Mackenzie stated. "There are lots of tough courses for the real hard core bikers, but not much for anyone else." Smiling, Duncan added “This is a trail I could take my [non hard core biker] friends on. I would enjoy it and they would still be talking to me after the ride.”

The trail is an intermediate trail rated as blue. It has something for all ages. Kids and their parents can use the trail making it a great way for a family to spend a day in the great outdoors.

The trail descends down a beautiful south facing slope covered with a mix of deciduous and evergreen trees. It begins on the China Ridge Trails, meanders through a challenging course of trees, rocks, deadfalls and dips before terminating at the beautiful White Sands Beach along the Tulameen River. There is a breathtakingly beautiful swimming hole and a sandy beach to rest on before tackling the 18 kilometres return ride to Princeton along the scenic KVR.

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More Stats for Upper Rail Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -354 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,062 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,425 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,425 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,071 ft
  • Grade max
    -98.591%
  • Grade min
    11.194%
  • Distance climb
    489 ft
  • Distance down
    3,809 ft
  • Distance flat
    417 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:58
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Status:
on Jun 27, 2016
Very Dry
Avg: 3 (5 votes)

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Upper Rail Trail Trail Reports

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Jun 27, 2016 @ 6:44am
Jun 27, 2016
Downed tree on final stretch just before road.
Jun 10, 2016 @ 10:16am
Jun 10, 2016
Sep 21, 2015 @ 1:39pm
Sep 21, 2015
trees down across trail
Aug 7, 2015 @ 1:12am
Aug 7, 2015
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Jul 27, 2015 @ 12:51am
Jul 27, 2015
Upper Rail Trail, Princeton

Routes with this trail

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Princeton Chugger Ride
25.9 miles

1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag greg1 (Jul 17, 2016 at 9:25)
 The Rail Trails are nicely cut with good flow. There was some water rutting on the steeper sections. Wet year.... Overall an enjoyable ride for most levels.
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