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      The Quartz Creek trails are a hand built and ever- evolving system that grew out of an original 80’s DH line. To get the most out of this trail system, start at the (inconveniently located) trailhead between the 2 entrances to Ymir on Highway 6. Park beside the Salmo River in downtown Ymir and treat yourself to something Yummy at The Goods general store or the bakery. Make your way to the trailhead and take the Quartz Climb until you can climb no more (the last 400 metres are temporarily on the old quartz fsr). Enjoy Descent 1 and you will eventually notice you share a piece of the climb for 200 metres. At the road intersection you are presented with a choice of Descents 2 & 3, take 2, the option to the right. After the second road crossing, make a hard left onto the Re-up link which takes you back to Quartz Climb for another pedal back to the road intersection for, you guessed it, Descent 3. With the exception of a couple of short climbs it’s nothing but unending descending back to Ymir and maybe a refreshing beverage back at the store or the historic Ymir Hotel.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Apr 26, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      7
      Trails Mountain Bike
      7
      Trails Hike
      7
      Trails Trail Running
      7
      Total Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      820 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,296 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,809 ft
      Reports
      55
      Photos
      8
      Ridden Counter
      342

      Popular Quartz Creek Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 3 miles avg distance

      Photos of Quartz Creek Mountain Bike

      trail: Quartz Climb
      44 |
      Jul 3, 2020 @ 10:58pm
      Jul 3, 2020
      trail: Quartz Climb
      42 |
      Jul 3, 2020 @ 10:57pm
      Jul 3, 2020
      trail: Descent 2
      64 |
      Feb 23, 2020 @ 7:09am
      Feb 23, 2020
      trail: Descent 2
      40 |
      Feb 15, 2020 @ 9:40am
      Feb 15, 2020
      trail: Descent 1
      31 |
      Feb 15, 2020 @ 9:35am
      Feb 15, 2020
      46 |
      Feb 15, 2020 @ 9:13am
      Feb 15, 2020
      trail: Descent 2
      75 |
      Jun 8, 2019 @ 7:00pm
      Jun 8, 2019
      76 |
      Apr 12, 2019 @ 5:13pm
      Apr 12, 2019

      Videos of Quartz Creek Mountain Bike

      Quartz Descent 2 and a bit of 3
      trail: Descent 2
      7:05 | 33 | Nov 7, 2020 , Ymir
      Quartz Descent, Ymir BC
      13:02 | 371 | Sep 29, 2019 , Ymir

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Descent Connector
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 6:42am
      Apr 25, 2021
      WetSkiBike

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Quartz Climb
      Apr 26, 2021 @ 2:53pm
      Apr 26, 2021
      Variableelletabasco SVTSMostly snow free to midpoint and the odd...
      Descent 2
      Apr 26, 2021 @ 2:52pm
      Apr 26, 2021
      Wetelletabasco SVTSDidn’t see the previous report. Still a...
      Descent 1
      Sep 5, 2020 @ 11:03am
      Sep 5, 2020
      Very DrySkiBike
      Temp Rd Climb
      Jul 18, 2020 @ 1:59pm
      Jul 18, 2020
      DryMetric-MrShadesE-Bike All Clear
      Re-up
      Jul 18, 2020 @ 1:59pm
      Jul 18, 2020
      DryMetric-MrShadesE-Bike Trail clear
      Connector
      Jul 18, 2020 @ 1:59pm
      Jul 18, 2020
      DryMetric-MrShadesE-Bike Trail clear
      Descent 3
      Jul 18, 2020 @ 1:59pm
      Jul 18, 2020
      IdealMetric-MrShadesE-Bike Cleaned out a bunch of fallen branches so...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2692385TrailsmokeaterwishlisttrailQuartz Climb
      May 5, 2021 @ 11:27pm
      May 5, 2021
      user #1860078monte-comeauriddentrailQuartz Climb
      May 1, 2021 @ 10:51pm
      May 1, 2021
      user #211308elletabascocommentreportDescent 2
      Apr 26, 2021 @ 2:53pm
      Apr 26, 2021
      user #211308elletabascoaddreportDescent 2 and 1 more
      Apr 26, 2021 @ 2:52pm
      Apr 26, 2021
      user #217382SkiBikeaddreportDescent Connector and 1 more
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 9:04am
      Apr 25, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #211308elletabascoreportDescent 2Oops shouldn’t say all clear!
      Apr 26, 2021 @ 2:53pm
      Apr 26, 2021
      user #1613737Metric-MrShadestrailDescent 1The steepest and most technical (IMO) of the...
      Jul 21, 2020 @ 5:28pm
      Jul 21, 2020
      user #927670jennaverytrailDescent 2Fun trail with some interesting bits!
      Jul 11, 2019 @ 9:39am
      Jul 11, 2019
      user #939937bramskitrailDescent 2Fun! Well featured. There are some really tiny...
      Jun 8, 2019 @ 6:53pm
      Jun 8, 2019
      user #939937bramskitrailQuartz ClimbAwww yiss. Handbuilt loamy dirt that doesn't...
      Jun 8, 2019 @ 6:51pm
      Jun 8, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Quartz Qreek0.5 km
      Salmo Ski Area 3 5 27.7 km
      Whitewater Gravity Trails 29.1 km
      Whitewater Ski Resort 111.8 km
      Giveout and Gold Creek 6 7 8 213.4 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike75 miles820 ft1 mile1,296 ft
      #346855174
      Hike75 miles820 ft1 mile1,296 ft
      #349552
      Trail Running75 miles820 ft1 mile1,296 ft
      #402551
      • By brenthillier NSMBA TRAILFORKS Plus & contributors
      • Admins: KCTS, SVTS
      • #24130 - 1,292 views

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