25.8 miles
Distance
3,119 ft
Climb
-3,111 ft
Descent
4,011 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.

Detailed Description
2016 Singletrack 6 - Louis Garneau Stage 3: Cranbrook is a 26 mile intermediate race route located near Cranbrook British Columbia. This mountain bike only route and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 16 trails. This route climbs 3,119 ft with a max elevation of 4,011 ft then descends -3,111 ft.
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14 Reviews & Comments

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alwhiting (Jul 13, 2022 at 16:14)
It's a fun trail but sure these days there's better trails up here for sure. This trail has been around for ages though and mountain biking has changed a lot. Still fun, depending where you started your ride it's a nice way to end on your way back.
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pkahlke (Jun 12, 2022 at 14:56)
Refreshed and ripping! Access through upper Knights is the better option.
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cbitterman (Jun 2, 2022 at 7:01)
Incredibly disappointing. For once in my life, I wish I'd read the comment section.
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pkahlke (Nov 22, 2021 at 19:39)
Good for someone looking for a mellow but fun way down. Easy blue.
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ronagho (Aug 24, 2021 at 16:19)
Trail Fence Line
Hard to follow like a maze
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sncolbert (Aug 15, 2021 at 15:36)
Big Tree was closed due to logging at the start of trail head. We veered back up and took THe Bumps to Loggers Lane then dripped back into Big tree. Took Roller Coaster back to College parking.
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chesnuts (Jul 27, 2021 at 13:00)
Low grade green trail. Don’t go out of your way to ride this, definitely oversold
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smaher (Jun 15, 2020 at 17:55)
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smaher (Jun 15, 2020 at 17:50)
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Edsaffin (May 16, 2020 at 9:50)
Trail Migor
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Mattmcd88 (May 3, 2020 at 17:04)
It's super sloppy right now ... Took a spill yesterday
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lukelikesbikesandbeers (Oct 1, 2019 at 18:48)
Highly over-rated.
Sure, there's some fun bits, but like a lot of stuff in the forest, it's over graded too. For a large part of it, it's a wide track with little technicality.
Don't get me wrong, it's fun, and there are some nice blue features. But it's really a green with options and probably not worth a special trip just for this trail.
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firetk (Jun 14, 2018 at 8:15)
Roller coast is the BEST trail in the Forest, Flow and speed, some of the top speeds recorded on this trail are in the 60km/hr range. So have some fun, but remember uphill riders always have right of way.
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firetk (Jun 26, 2017 at 20:23)
This trail needs some work, washed out soft berms, super loose.
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Route Sections

1 Timed Section
  • 1 mile distance
  • 123 ft climb
  • -412 ft descent

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  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    6
More Stats for 2016 Singletrack 6 - Louis Garneau Stage 3: Cranbrook mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    7 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,048 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,084 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,091 ft
  • Grade max
    -42.8%
  • Grade min
    40.9%
  • Distance climb
    13 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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