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The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
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Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
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      Popular Trail Networks

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      Whitewater Ski Resort 1
      Mt. Abriel 9 33 13 1
      Monte Christo - KC 8 25 12 4
      Rover Creek 4 1
      Nelson's North Shore 1 6 12 5
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      1,057
      Trails Mountain Bike
      715
      Trails E-Bike
      147
      Trails Hike
      642
      Trails Trail Running
      637
      Trails Horse
      11
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      99
      Trails Observed Trials
      31
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      51
      Trails Snowmobile
      4
      Trails Snowshoe
      42
      Trails Downhill Ski
      155
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      18
      Trails Nordic Ski
      70
      Total Distance
      1,195 mile
      Total Descent
      356,302 ft
      Total Vertical
      6,586 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,922 ft
      Reports
      10,065
      Photos
      4,812
      Ridden Counter
      121,731

      Outside+ Logo Articles

      Video: Trail Building in British Columbia's Kootenay Mountains
      May 15, 2022 from pinkbike.com
      A series of short films featuring the work done by trail builders in the Kootenay region of British Columbia.
      Put This Resort With Rad Terrain and a Retro Vibe on Your Go List
      Dec 27, 2021 from skimag.com
      At RED Mountain Resort, skiers live perfectly storied lives—and more are on the way.
      Video: Locals Rip the MTB Oasis of Nelson, BC in 'Super Natural Mountain Life'
      Nov 4, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      Sky Dunn-Sarvis and Kendall Mclean hit some of Nelson's finest.
      Video: A Day of Riding in Nelson, BC with Geoff Gulevich
      Jun 30, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      Gully gets after it on well-built flow trails deep in the Kootenays.

      Popular West Kootenays Mountain Biking Trails

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      Lefty
      Morning Mountain
      Bottoms Up
      Morning Mountain
      Upper Bottoms
      Morning Mountain
      The Dewdney Trail
      Rossland Range
      Turnstyles
      Morning Mountain
      Seven Summits
      Rossland Range
      Parking Lot Connector
      Morning Mountain
      Mister Slave
      Morning Mountain
      Merry Go Round
      Merry Creek
      Whiskey
      Malde Creek
      Monticola
      Neptune Creek
      Milky Way (lower)
      Monte Christo - KC
      Mr. Green Jeans
      Merry Creek
      Redtop
      Red Mountain
      Hail Merry
      Merry Creek

      West Kootenays Mountain Bike Routes

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      Bluffs / Sunningdale (Loop)
      Trail Bluffs
      9 miles
      Kootenay Adaptive, Entry Level Adaptive Route
      Mt. Abriel
      2 miles
      Larch Ridge - Monticola Loop
      Neptune Creek
      5 miles
      Travis' Big Stupid Loop (Ride Plan)
      Nelson
      101 miles
      4 Points
      Rossland Range
      38 miles
      Mudbunnies course
      Red Mountain
      6 miles
      Bruce to Bruce
      Nelson
      12 miles
      SMDA - Crown Point
      Rossland
      25 miles
      Seven Summits / Dewdney (IMBA Epic)
      Rossland Range
      22 miles
      Techno Grind / North Star / Milky Way Loop
      Downtown Rossland
      6 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 120 rides
      Past Week
      • 413 rides

      Photos of West Kootenays Mountain Bike

      189 |
      Oct 22, 2018 @ 5:18pm
      Oct 22, 2018
      121 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:12pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Doz Slabs
      302 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:10pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Doz Slabs
      236 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:10pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Mr Skinny
      101 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 9:45pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: The Monster
      263 |
      Sep 2, 2018 @ 10:04pm
      Sep 2, 2018
      trail: Slabalanche
      518 |
      Oct 20, 2014 @ 1:04pm
      Oct 20, 2014
      trail: Slabalanche
      2,719 |
      Sep 28, 2011 @ 10:50am
      Sep 28, 2011
      | 1 comments

      Videos of West Kootenays Mountain Bike

      Road gap fail
      106 | Mar 9, 2022
      Bike club fail
      151 | Oct 27, 2021
      Matt first time  at the skills park

      | Jul 16, 2021
      Don't hesitate on a steep
      155 | May 31, 2021
      Dirty Dreams OTB
      175 | Mar 26, 2021
      Short Paper Bag October 2020
      trail: Paper Bag
      170 | Feb 27, 2021
      Paper Bag October 2020
      trail: Paper Bag
      81 | Feb 27, 2021
      lefty Laps
      trail: Lefty
      | Feb 12, 2021

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      49er
      Blewett
      May 22, 2022 @ 5:54am
      5 hours
      IdealdHrwNoPlLots of trees down
      K & S
      New Denver
      May 21, 2022 @ 10:19pm
      13 hours
      Idealpriscillapink The K&S is mostly clear of snow and...
      Mister Slave
      Morning Mountain
      May 21, 2022 @ 5:59pm
      17 hours
      Prevalent Muddsyskoplenty of snow and mud. Not ready. trail...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      49er - Blindside
      Blewett
      May 22, 2022 @ 5:55am
      5 hours
      VariabledHrwNoPl
      Telegraph Trail
      Rosebery
      May 21, 2022 @ 10:12pm
      13 hours
      Ideal  The Telegraph is in beautiful shape for...priscillapink
      Butter (lower)
      Rosebery
      May 21, 2022 @ 9:38pm
      13 hours
      Ideal Last week, a volunteer crew worked...priscillapink
      Upper Bottoms
      Morning Mountain
      May 21, 2022 @ 6:02pm
      17 hours
      VariableMuddy in sections. Below Illuminati it's...dsysko
      Re-up
      Quartz Creek
      May 20, 2022 @ 1:08pm
      2 days
      Idealchesterfield SVTS
      Sunrise
      Salmo Ski Area
      May 20, 2022 @ 1:01pm
      2 days
      IdealTrail is in great shaperthomy
      Access Road
      Salmo Ski Area
      May 20, 2022 @ 12:59pm
      2 days
      VariableStill a little snow but can bike to the...rthomy
      Sunset East
      Salmo Ski Area
      May 20, 2022 @ 12:57pm
      2 days
      IdealTrail is in great shaperthomy
      True Blue
      Salmo Ski Area
      May 20, 2022 @ 12:55pm
      2 days
      VariableTrail has a couple of muddy sections at...rthomy
      Snake
      Monte Christo - KC
      May 19, 2022 @ 5:37pm
      3 days
      IdealThe trail is snow free and running wellGregdogg

      Activity Feed

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      user #2137626kenyoncawishlisttrailRedtop (lower) and 1 more
      May 22, 2022 @ 9:21am
      2 hours
      user #3052695dHrwNoPladdreport49er and 1 more
      May 22, 2022 @ 5:54am
      5 hours
      user #2153483priscillapinkaddreportK & S
      May 21, 2022 @ 10:38pm
      12 hours
      user #2153483priscillapinkcommenttrailTelegraph Trail
      May 21, 2022 @ 10:10pm
      13 hours
      user #2153483priscillapinkaddreportButter (lower) and 1 more
      May 21, 2022 @ 9:57pm
      13 hours

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2153483priscillapinktrailTelegraph TrailThe Telegraph is in beautiful shape for a hike...
      May 21, 2022 @ 10:10pm
      13 hours
      user #1424699LuckiskillparkCastlegar Bike ParkVery well constructed and well planed...
      May 21, 2022 @ 9:46pm
      13 hours
      user #1053016chesterfieldreportQuartz ClimbTree cleared below kiosk.
      May 20, 2022 @ 11:52am
      2 days
      user #1053016chesterfieldreportQuartz ClimbOne tree down between the highway and the kiosk.
      May 19, 2022 @ 6:59am
      May 19, 2022
      user #1053016chesterfieldreportDescent 1Some new trail work be careful of soft edges...
      May 18, 2022 @ 9:11am
      May 18, 2022

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike715885 miles262,753 ft423 miles6,444 ft
      4,3819,9778865,355
      E-Bike147293 miles38,573 ft111 miles5,732 ft
      26,9647820
      Hike642845 miles199,042 ft369 miles6,585 ft
      4128,96753,867
      Trail Running637835 miles198,524 ft366 miles6,585 ft
      68,96283,404
      Horse1192 miles5,551 ft46 miles4,350 ft
      3,8089
      Dirtbike/Moto99196 miles11,742 ft49 miles4,350 ft
      64,189116
      Observed Trials31119 miles6,348 ft33 miles4,350 ft
      483
      ATV/ORV/OHV51160 miles8,205 ft42 miles4,350 ft
      3,83531
      Snowmobile449 miles3,061 ft27 miles3,484 ft
      1224
      Snowshoe4260 miles10,984 ft24 miles3,268 ft
      781410
      Downhill Ski15575 miles69,616 ft69 miles4,413 ft
      5642,461
      Backcountry Ski1827 miles6,699 ft7 miles5,876 ft
      652,226
      Nordic Ski7081 miles6,457 ft31 miles5,151 ft
      1143,002
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