23.9 miles
Distance
4,425 ft
Climb
-4,425 ft
Descent
3,670 ft
High Point

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Following a morning drive from Nelson, this stage will start close to downtown Kaslo on the shores of Kootenay Lake. Stage 5 begins with a climb out of town on Highway 31 for the first 4 km. The climbing only continues from there, with another 4 km and 400 m of sustained climbing on forest road up the eastern slopes of Mount Buchanan, offering sublime views of the lake below. From there, it’s onto singletrack that traverses the mountain heading west. A short singletrack descent is followed by a climb up to the high point of the day. The trail is rugged and steep in places, occasionally unrideable, but also offers up some true joy. As you descend onto the lower slopes of the mountain, the grade eases off and the speeds pick up, cruising into the Nordic ski area. The route descends to the highway, follows the shoulder of the road for a few fast km, utilizes a pedestrian bridge to cross the Kaslo River and accesses the True Blue Trail network. This part of the course includes a couple of stiff climbs up Spanish Moss and the new Strawberry Ridge trail, before descending back to the airport and down to the river valley. This is where you’ll wind through the woods back into town to finish on the lakeshore.

Detailed Description
2017 Singletrack 6: Stage 5 - Kaslo is a 24 mile intermediate race route located near Kaslo British Columbia. This mountain bike only route and has a hard overall physical rating. This route climbs 4,425 ft with a max elevation of 3,670 ft then descends -4,425 ft.
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Kaslo Outdoor Recreation and Trails Society & Kaslo Mountain Bike Club (www.korts.ca)
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  • 1 mile distance
  • 9 ft climb
  • -565 ft descent

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  • Race Course
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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    4
More Stats for 2017 Singletrack 6: Stage 5 - Kaslo mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    0 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,782 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,782 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,781 ft
  • Grade max
    -73.6%
  • Grade min
    49.1%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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