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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
      Open as of Sep 29, 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
      892 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,291 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,809 ft
      Reports
      79
      Photos
      12
      Ridden Counter
      564

      Popular Quartz Creek Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      Past Week
      • 1 rides

      Photos of Quartz Creek Mountain Bike

      trail: Descent 1
      2 |
      May 18, 2022 @ 9:42am
      1 day
      trail: Descent 1
      3 |
      May 18, 2022 @ 9:24am
      1 day
      trail: Descent 3
      12 |
      Feb 1, 2022 @ 8:49am
      Feb 1, 2022
      trail: Quartz Climb
      85 |
      Jul 3, 2020 @ 10:58pm
      Jul 3, 2020
      trail: Quartz Climb
      75 |
      Jul 3, 2020 @ 10:57pm
      Jul 3, 2020
      trail: Descent 2
      103 |
      Feb 23, 2020 @ 7:09am
      Feb 23, 2020
      trail: Descent 2
      65 |
      Feb 15, 2020 @ 9:40am
      Feb 15, 2020
      trail: Descent 1
      52 |
      Feb 15, 2020 @ 9:35am
      Feb 15, 2020

      Videos of Quartz Creek Mountain Bike

      Quartz Creek Descent 3   HD 720p
      trail: Descent 3
      7:29 | 57 | Sep 15, 2021 , Ymir
      Cleanup on 3

      2:44 | 37 | Aug 16, 2021
      Quartz Descent 2 and a bit of 3
      trail: Descent 2
      7:05 | 103 | Nov 7, 2020 , Ymir
      Quartz Descent, Ymir BC
      13:02 | 558 | Sep 29, 2019 , Ymir

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Descent 3
      May 18, 2022 @ 9:09am
      1 day
      Idealchesterfield SVTS
      Descent 2
      May 18, 2022 @ 9:08am
      1 day
      Idealchesterfield SVTS
      Descent 1
      May 18, 2022 @ 9:03am
      1 day
      VariableDescent 1 can be accessed from the climb...chesterfield SVTS
      Quartz Climb
      May 18, 2022 @ 8:59am
      1 day
      IdealClear to the prayer flags. Good conditions.chesterfield SVTS
      Temp Rd Climb
      Sep 29, 2021 @ 11:38am
      Sep 29, 2021
      Idealbmxslinger
      Re-up
      Sep 29, 2021 @ 11:38am
      Sep 29, 2021
      Variablebmxslinger
      Connector
      Sep 18, 2021 @ 3:01pm
      Sep 18, 2021
      Wetkonaprocess29
      Descent Connector
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 6:42am
      Apr 25, 2021
      WetSkiBike

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1053016chesterfieldcommentreportQuartz Climb
      May 19, 2022 @ 6:59am
      6 hours
      user #1178904geequeaddphoto in My City and 1 more
      May 18, 2022 @ 9:24am
      1 day
      user #1053016chesterfieldcommentreportQuartz Climb and 1 more
      May 18, 2022 @ 9:04am
      1 day
      user #1053016chesterfieldaddreportQuartz Climb and 3 more
      May 18, 2022 @ 8:59am
      1 day
      user #1177704eroc1987riddentrailDescent 3
      Apr 5, 2022 @ 10:36pm
      Apr 5, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1053016chesterfieldreportQuartz ClimbOne tree down between the highway and the kiosk.
      May 19, 2022 @ 6:59am
      6 hours
      user #1053016chesterfieldreportDescent 1Some new trail work be careful of soft edges...
      May 18, 2022 @ 9:11am
      1 day
      user #1053016chesterfieldreportQuartz ClimbThe road climb from the prayer flags is snow...
      May 18, 2022 @ 9:04am
      1 day
      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

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Quartz Qreek0.5 km
      Hooch Creek 36 km
      Salmo Ski Area 3 5 27.7 km
      Whitewater Gravity Trails 29.1 km
      Whitewater Ski Resort 111.8 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike75 miles892 ft1 mile1,293 ft
      #3,273#1951279277
      Hike75 miles892 ft1 mile1,293 ft
      #2,651#169794
      Trail Running75 miles892 ft1 mile1,293 ft
      #2,650#164791
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