28 miles
Distance
6,810 ft
Climb
-6,800 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

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For stage 4, it’s off to Nelson and the Smallwood trail network. After 3 km of climbing on pavement, the route enters a short section of singletrack on Sproule Creek Trail, linking riders into the Sproule Creek Forest Service Road. Another 8 km of fast-rolling gentle climbing before the start of the toughest climb of the day… and maybe the week. Sweet Sally is a strenuous 400 m climb ascending high up the forested slopes of the Smallwood area. A couple more km of moderate climbing will take you to the top of the ridge, where you enter the Vallelujah trail. This singletrack is technical and challenging, and offers stunning panoramic views in all directions, including the Valhallas to the North. After a few km of rolling uphill, the trail turns to the south for some sustained descending, connecting into Antler Trail and then Smallwood Trail. A short but strenuous climb takes you to another great viewpoint, this time overlooking the Kootenay River and Nelson far below. Then you are rewarded again with the Bigwood descent back to the Forest Service Road. This fast roll along the FSR will take you to a final singletrack descent into the finish line.

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Route Sections

1 Timed Section
  • 2 miles distance
  • 115 ft climb
  • -1,206 ft descent

Trails in Route

Bigwood2 miles
Smallwood Trail1 miles
Antler1 miles
Vallelujah6 miles

Route POI

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Details

  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    4
More Stats for 2017 Singletrack 6: Stage 4 - Smallwood mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    10 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,077 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,077 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,087 ft
  • Grade
    0.007%
  • Grade max
    -48.364%
  • Grade min
    51.862%
  • Distance climb
    14 miles
  • Distance down
    12 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 2.5 (2 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Bigwood
      Sep 25, 2018 @ 8:10am
      Sep 25, 2018
      Tree removed, running sweet!
      Smallwood Trail
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 12:36pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      Antler
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 12:36pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      Vallelujah
      Jul 28, 2018 @ 11:12am
      Jul 28, 2018
      Cleared the two trees on the descent.
      more reports »
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