22.9 miles
4,293 ft
-4,294 ft
3,659 ft
High Point
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New this year – More Trail, Less Road
The 40 km starts in lower Kaslo, on the shore of Kootenay Lake, then follows the water’s edge around to Kaslo Bay, popping onto the highway briefly before sliding behind the guard rail and down along Jimi Crack Corn. This fun little skirmish flows onto an interesting climb up the East Access Trail. A few kms up the single track, you will emerge onto Branch 7 – in past years the main route up – to finish this first endurance testing climb. You will follow Branch 7 to Turn Up where you begin your descent down to No Brakes. Then it’s a right turn back on to the Access Trail, heading west to the Monster, then a swoop down Mr Skinny, which drops you on the Kaslo/New Denver Hwy. Enjoy a 3 km rest or sprint (up to you) back towards Kaslo, before turning right towards the Kaslo River crossing and pumping up a windy single track climb on the River Moss Trail to the gravel pit, where the 20 km race starts. You have completed the first half of the 40… and join the 20km racers on the back 20km.
Start from Loggers Sports Area – On the Ring Rd off 2nd Street

Detailed Description
2019 iDIDaRide 40 km Route is a 23 mile intermediate race route located near Kaslo British Columbia. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 35 trails. This route climbs 4,293 ft with a max elevation of 3,659 ft then descends -4,294 ft.
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Kaslo Outdoor Recreation and Trails Society & Kaslo Mountain Bike Club (www.korts.ca)
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17 Reviews & Comments

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Twowheelsforever (Aug 22, 2022 at 12:23)
Speedy playful pump track if throw in a pedal or 2. More fun than chainsmoker imo
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Twowheelsforever (Aug 21, 2022 at 17:52)
Trail Mr Skinny
Virtually all of the skinnies are in disrepair but the raw trail itself is a speedy pump track if u throw a pedal in once or twice. Super fun to just flow it. Heads up: very end of trail is a bridge that shoots you directly onto the highway. If the Monster didn’t kill u, this might
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Twowheelsforever (Aug 10, 2022 at 23:57)
Trail The Monster
Trail is overall a hard single black with double black occasionally and 2 super gnarly sections. A little overgrown in places but manageable. Approx 10-12 min into trail after riding a relatively mellow start you’ll hit the ridge. There’s a yellow street sign with wiggly arrow down, sign kinda hidden tho. It’s possibly a triple black move in dry since very loose, with steep twisty turns and cliff of probable death to the left. Walkable tho. The second super gnarly section has an obvious ride around. Fast pumpy playful forest section lower down after the upper mountains fun rooty jank and steeps make for great diversity. Watch for off camber blue hose in lower forested section, it’s unusually slippery. If u can ride Nelson’s goldmember, gimp and bedframe, this is in your capabilities. No cell service
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9743miranda (Aug 1, 2022 at 22:18)
Fun flowy blue trail with some little hits in it. Super fun for any level!
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skiboot1 (Jul 10, 2022 at 21:57)
Trail The Monster
If you're going to ride this expect the steepest trail you probably ever ridden. Additionally, there's about 6 or 7 mature trees down through the upper portion of the trail, but that's just the beginning.

This trail hasn't seen any maintence in a couple years. Grass has overgrown the entire trail in some spots where you can't see the trail or your tire, you just kind of have to expect to hit rocks blind.

The trail passes by a very steep and exposed cliff side with dry, loose dirt with some corners and catch berms blown out. If you blow through some corners on that section of trail it will lead to certain death. It's very sketchy. The grade was not manageable.

It mellows out to the point where you can ride it by pulling a full throw of XT's and code RSC's. I have never pulled my brakes that hard for that long.

The trail crosses into a creek area with large trees. Fast loam, and chunky root doubles to clear. There's a large wallride and tons of medium sized features.
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a0sz3 (Aug 3, 2021 at 13:41)
Solid climb up to trail heads. Road is in good condition. Just over 5km up to Carlsbad.
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alexharvie (Aug 2, 2021 at 15:32)
Trail Spanish Moss
Tree on trail. Did not have hand saw with me. 6” cedar.
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TQtykj (Jul 24, 2021 at 19:26)
Trail The Monster
Rode: July 12, 2021
Rider capability: intermediate/advanced
Trail conditions: dry and over grown
Notes: Trail has not seen some love in a long time, majority of trails over grown with old features that are rotted out. Top section requires some walking down sections as trails are full send skinny and steep in some sections, with blind corners and lots of unknowns to new riders. Bottom half of trail(after fsr) has some neat old skinny’s, drops, A-frames over rocks; but be weary of condition of wooden features. Trail has awesome potential, but keep in mind it is unsanctioned and sees trail maintenance.
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mfounierbeck KORTS (Aug 4, 2021 at 14:58)
Trail The Monster
This trail is sanctioned! Under Retallack's commercial tenure.
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clemistry (Jul 17, 2021 at 11:53)
There are a few trails in this area including a downhill oriented trail with at least one jump that does not have a ride around and doesn’t really roll. It’s just after a bermed right corner.
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probono (Jul 12, 2021 at 10:49)
Great, well-paced climb trail with some views over Kootenay lake. Many thanks to the builders!
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LKL1 (Jul 2, 2021 at 10:26)
Great way to get from town to the East Access trail, or follow further to get to the Branch 7 road. The highway is fairly busy and doesnt have much of a shoulder so its nice to get on singletrack. Noticed while we were heading towards Jimmy Crack Corn that there was another singletrack that led into this trail, which further shortened the time on the highway, so keep a look out below for ways to get on that trail as you head north.
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mtn1girl (Aug 28, 2020 at 12:21)
Trail was closed today for logging. It was signed at the junction of No Brakes.
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stephbike (Jul 5, 2020 at 13:32)
We rode to Turnup and followed the signs all the way to East Access. That’s one sweet blue descent.
Lots of new berms, add-ons and great chainsaw art.
Smiles and giggles all the way down.
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kortsbc KORTS (May 18, 2020 at 8:02)
Trail name is actually Lettrari Loop trail and is signed such in the field.
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kortsbc KORTS (May 18, 2020 at 8:02)
Trail name is actually Lettrari Loop trail and is signed such in the field.
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kel2 (Jun 20, 2017 at 8:41)
Technical hand built XC trail, super challenging and exciting. Couple short unridable sections.
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  • Altitude min
    1,781 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,784 ft
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    1,781 ft
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    11 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
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