25.8 miles
4,121 ft
-4,118 ft
4,015 ft
High Point

Elevation data may be highly variable by device or mapping platform, as different software may use various data sources and calculation methods. Our total elevation gain for the stage is a middle estimate based on readings from multiple devices.

Stage 3 consists of two loops, although each loop is completely unique. Starting with the inner loop and rolling out from Community College the route climbs gently on road, allowing you to find your legs. Once on Loggers Lane, you will be on wide singletrack, which gradually narrows as the low angle climbing continues. Eventually, you will get into the narrower singletrack that is characteristic of the hand built trails in the Community Forest, and the flowy trail will give way to some tighter climbs and descents over the “bumps” and the high point of the day. This pattern of short climbs followed by rewarding descents will take you a number of entertaining trails to Checkpoint 1 at Kettle Lake. Some flat and gentle cruising will bring you to the end of the first loop where you will cross over the day’s first climb.

Beginning the second major climb of the day, you will again be on gently climbing singletrack, giving way to steeper sections of climbing and more technical riding on “Hobgoblin”. After some high-speed, sometimes grassy descents on Migor, you will tackle the final significant climb on Bonehead. From this point, you only have a couple short climbs followed by fast and fun descents. The final high speed descent on Roller Coaster will leave you smiling as you roll back into the finish at College of the Rockies.

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Route Sections

1 Timed Section
  • 1.2 miles distance
  • 123 ft climb
  • -412 ft descent

Trails in Route

Going Up1.0 miles
Roller Coaster1.4 miles
Juniper Lane3,215 ft
Axel Alley190 ft
Bonehead2.2 miles
Kettle Loop620 ft
Knight's Trail2,034 ft
Sylvan Connector2,277 ft
Upper Coaster3,451 ft
Yer Cheatin' Heart1,404 ft
Fence Line3,343 ft
Forest Grove1.7 miles
Big Tree Trail1,854 ft
Logger's Lane1,926 ft
Arbour Trail4,400 ft
Migor1.8 miles


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More Stats for 2016 Singletrack 6 - Louis Garneau Stage 3: Cranbrook mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    3 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,036 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,081 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,084 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    12.7 miles
  • Distance down
    11.3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.9 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Sylvan Connector
May 23, 2017 @ 9:42am
May 23, 2017
May 20, 2017 @ 7:33am
May 20, 2017
No hazards or concerns. reporter
Roller Coaster
May 16, 2017 @ 9:50am
May 16, 2017
Nice mud hole after the last downhill. all other areas clear.
Axel Alley
May 15, 2017 @ 10:56pm
May 15, 2017
Mud hole just before the bridge coming from knights trail direction
Knight's Trail
May 15, 2017 @ 10:54pm
May 15, 2017
Dry and rideable from midnight express to axle alley
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