6.1 miles
Distance
424 ft
Climb
-426 ft
Descent
1,136 ft
High Point

A 3Rivers Trails Permit is required to access this route. See the 3 Rivers Trails website for permit details.

Suitable for all levels of riders and is a good introduction to the sport of MTB. Some technical sections at the top of the decent but for the most part fun and flowy.

Detailed Description
3Rivers: Purple Cow is a 6 mile popular easy route located near Thornhill. This mountain bike primary route and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 16 trails. This route climbs 424 ft with a max elevation of 1,136 ft then descends -426 ft.
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Trails in Route

Crossways Rd722 ft
Castle Ridge Road505 ft
CVF 0054,498 ft
CVF 0061 mile
ST 0031,227 ft
Purple Cow2,238 ft
ST 0022,060 ft
Puttergill Lane1 mile
CVF 0061,316 ft
CVF 0054,498 ft
Castle Ridge Road505 ft
Crossways Rd722 ft

Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Ridelogs
    20
More Stats for 3Rivers: Purple Cow mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    782 ft
  • Altitude start
    797 ft
  • Altitude end
    797 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -34.9%
  • Grade min
    24.5%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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CVF 005
Mar 26, 2022 @ 11:15am
Mar 26, 2022
Crossways Rd
Sep 23, 2021 @ 10:35pm
Sep 23, 2021
CVF 006
Sep 23, 2021 @ 10:35pm
Sep 23, 2021
Puttergill Lane
Sep 23, 2021 @ 10:35pm
Sep 23, 2021
Castle Ridge Road
Jun 18, 2021 @ 11:34pm
Jun 18, 2021
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