13.0 miles
Distance
2,294 ft
Climb
-2,277 ft
Descent
4,018 ft
High Point

This route takes in some of the best riding in the CCF

Detailed Description
Best of the CCF is a 13 mile popular expert route located near Cranbrook British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 2,294 ft with a max elevation of 4,018 ft then descends -2,277 ft.
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37 Reviews & Comments

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tylergillson1994 (Aug 27, 2022 at 12:21)
There’s an awesome (optional) black slab at the intersection of Upper Bonehead and Pilsit!
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alwhiting (Aug 15, 2022 at 13:58)
Not sure what people have against this trail, it's quite a nice climb trail imo.
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pkahlke (May 5, 2022 at 14:06)
Trail More Poultry
A fun trail with no dangerous or committing features. A blue in most trail systems, but advanced riders will enjoy as well.
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tombraumandl (Mar 29, 2022 at 10:19)
Trail The Deep End
if an old fart can ride it in the snow it ain't double black
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tkroz (Nov 11, 2021 at 12:44)
Trail Stunty
There is nothing on this trail that I would call a freeride hit, however this is a hard trail relative to what is in the community forest and I consider it deserving of a black diamond rating with a few of the sustained rock rolls flirting with double black elements. Again, I would hesitate to call them a true double black, but they are more sustained and committing than most other trail features that you will find in this forest. This trail is reasonably fast, has fun technical elements and is worthy of an Enduro bike. It is my personal favourite in the community forest,
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sixohfourx (Jul 15, 2021 at 14:57)
Trail The Deep End
Super fun, not a double black if your from the north shore. I would say dark blue maybe single black.
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Klunk (Jul 4, 2021 at 9:31)
Terrible trail, should be avoided at all costs
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Jotman (Jun 16, 2021 at 12:19)
Trail Stunty
In the last couple weeks this trail went from being all right to being amazing. If you haven't already go give it a try. I'm glad that there's finally some young people building trails in our forest
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BikerJackcbk (May 28, 2021 at 7:14)
Trail Stunty
Some major upgrades to this trail, holy is it good now!
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lukelikesbikesandbeers (May 27, 2021 at 20:37)
Trail Elephant Run
This trail is amazing fun even for more advanced riders, but provides novice and intermediate riders great terrain to progress on. You'll find some excellent berms, small beginner rollers and jumps, and even a low skinny or two. The small (optional) jumps provide a great place to practice getting in the air for the first time.
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lukelikesbikesandbeers (May 27, 2021 at 20:20)
Trail The Deep End
Great fun, but far from double black. In fact, if you're a confident blue rider then I wouldn't shy away from it.
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pkahlke (Jun 13, 2021 at 21:32)
Trail The Deep End
Biggest TTFs are 12 inch drops on a few steep sections.
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pkahlke (May 8, 2021 at 17:49)
Trail Stunty
New wooden ladder built today. The left-over woodpile will be used for another feature higher up.
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lukelikesbikesandbeers (Nov 12, 2020 at 10:40)
Trail Larry
Great climb trail!
Hopefully it will extend to the top of windy bluff soon?
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jnicol (Jul 5, 2020 at 20:28)
Trail Larry
Larry was designed as a climb. Descend if you want, but there are many other descent options in the same zone.
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mctomo (Jul 1, 2020 at 16:38)
10/10
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scot2330 (Jun 28, 2020 at 15:50)
Trail Larry
A significant amount of this trail is off camber at the moment. It is riding much better as an up track until it is finished or see’s more traffic. Great climbing option to get to the upper trails!!
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pkahlke (Jun 24, 2020 at 10:09)
Trail Stunty
A fun series of rock rolls with a few steep sections. Not too hard on a modern trail bike. I recommend access by the revamped Larry trail.
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pkahlke (Jun 23, 2020 at 20:06)
Trail Larry
A fun, technical and not too grueling climb. It doesn't look all that great for descending yet.
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tombraumandl (May 12, 2020 at 16:50)
not scary enough for double black. An envigorating ride.
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lukelikesbikesandbeers (May 11, 2020 at 13:42)
Nice Flowy descent. Carry on down Pilsit and its a nice chill, flowy and fun way to end the day back to the car!
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lukelikesbikesandbeers (Oct 1, 2019 at 18:43)
Trail Stunty
Really fun trail, but definitely not double black, at least not by modern standards on a modern bike.
The Rock slabs are super fun regardless!
The South windy bluff climb is a grind though, and pretty boring without any technicality. Although the views are great!
The wood bridge up to the biggest slab feature has been removed, making a tricky, bit just doable climb up on to it. Or a short push up.
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pkahlke (May 30, 2021 at 21:58)
Trail Stunty
These issues have been fixed -
Larry climb is great.
Rebuild of the bridge and more.
:-)
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firetk (May 30, 2019 at 9:56)
Trail The Deep End
By far the best single descent in the back area of the Com Forest, once you get past the one small up/meandering section you are in for a blast!
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pkahlke (Jun 13, 2021 at 21:31)
Trail The Deep End
This descent barely cracks the top 10 anymore, with so many trail improvements happening lower down. Still a worthwhile ride though.
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firetk (May 30, 2019 at 9:50)
If this trail doesn't put a smile on your face then why are you even biking.
Tons of fun natural feature and biking past a slightly scary bear den. This one of my new fav trails.
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Lambe (Aug 24, 2018 at 6:23)
Trail Stunty
Such an awesome trail. Definitely one of my favourites.
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firetk (Jun 14, 2018 at 8:09)
This trail gets tight, watch those handlebars! With a few berming corners and a light downhill section, if you are on a trail bike you are sure to have a blast.
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firetk (Jun 14, 2018 at 8:06)
One of the best trail in the forest and riding into Hillbilly makes it the longest descent in the forest. If you are looking for similar fun try Stunty or the Deep end (ask a local where the deep end is)
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JamesNey (May 7, 2018 at 0:43)
Trail Stunty
What’s the best access? App says windy bluff but how hard is that climb?
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firetk (May 7, 2018 at 5:05)
Trail Stunty
WindyBluff Trail on the south side, the climb isn't that bad, I've always made it up on the bike.
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pkahlke (May 30, 2021 at 21:56)
Trail Stunty
Go up by the revamped Larry trail from Kettle Lake. A nice climb. Most people only try the South side climb once.
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firetk (Aug 5, 2017 at 21:48)
If you are trying to access the forest I highly suggest against this trail. It puts you out on a VERY fast downhill trail and its a accident wait to happen. Poorly planned out trail.
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firetk (Jun 14, 2018 at 8:00)
The Great Cranbrook Trail in now up, if you wish to get to kettle lake I would highly recommend riding that trail. Nothing is more that a 5% grade and is very easy riding.
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Prez2900 WCC (Mar 24, 2020 at 20:37)
I disagree. Toothless put you onto Migor which is a bi-directional trail that most people ride counter clockwise (at least I do, mostly). If you are heading down Migor from Kettle Lake so fast that you can't accomodate climbing riders, you may want to consider riding somewhere else.
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Mitchelljones3434 (May 7, 2017 at 17:07)
By far the best trail in the community forest. Fast, jumps, and just tons of fun
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Mitchelljones3434 (May 7, 2017 at 17:06)
Trail Stunty
Gnarly trail coming down if ya let er go
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Trails in Route

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    13
More Stats for Best of the CCF mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,961 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,971 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,989 ft
  • Grade max
    -47.6%
  • Grade min
    39.3%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Upper Bonehead Rock Roll, Cranbrook Community...
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Upper Bonehead
Sep 4, 2022 @ 11:45am
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Elephant Run
Sep 4, 2022 @ 11:45am
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