25.5 miles
3,357 ft
-3,361 ft
3,891 ft
High Point

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As an eco-resort, Nipika operates in harmony with our beautiful, mountain surroundings of British Columbia. Our philosophy at Nipika is to fully engage and help our guests enjoy the spectacular setting using self-propelled activities, while utilizing clean energy sources, and recycling everything we can.

Nipika is set amid a massive 100 kilometre scenic trail network built and maintained for cross country skiing, mountain biking, hiking and trail running and fat biking. The trails are set along the beautiful Kootenay and Cross River valleys, with many scenic vistas, waterfalls and wildlife viewing opportunities.

Detailed Description
2019 TransRockies Classic - Stage 3: Nipika Mountain Resort is a 25 mile intermediate race route located near Windermere British Columbia. This mountain bike only route and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 17 trails. This route climbs 3,357 ft with a max elevation of 3,891 ft then descends -3,361 ft.
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5 Reviews & Comments

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biker-dog (Aug 3, 2022 at 12:21)
Rode this trail last year (2021) and found it in great condition and fun to ride. Nipika resort has done a great job.
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Thomsd (Jul 4, 2021 at 14:43)
After the first few bouncy km it is a fun trail with something for everyone. Exposure, rock gardens, small switchbacks…I liked the overall XC nature of it with no big climbs or descents for a change. Ridden June 18 2021, no idea how to change ride date when commenting weeks afterward.
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Lopht (Jul 19, 2020 at 15:23)
Ridden clockwise, so you end in the parking lot. Use Wendy’s Wiggle to avoid most of the downed trees. Nice ride through the forest, some exposure you wouldn’t want to fall down.
  • + 0
flacagolden (Jun 15, 2020 at 18:33)
Perfect conditions. All the downed trees were mostly on the road up. A few big trees down along the river ridgeline. Also saw 3 black bears on the road up.
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flacagolden (Jun 22, 2017 at 17:32)
This trail started out great. Sailing through pastures about to burst with wildflowers. And it got even better when I hit the new berms that were put it followed by a nice Rollercoaster along the river. And then BAM! Nothing but downed trees. Huge evergreens. Totally uprooted. Had to hack my way out for almost 7km trying to keep going forward instead of doubling back. Must have been one hell of a wind storm. Did this ride Sunday June 18 2017. I would go back if it gets cleaned up.

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More Stats for 2019 TransRockies Classic - Stage 3: Nipika Mountain Resort mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -4 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,402 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,641 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,638 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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