26.9 miles
1,129 ft
-1,571 ft
3,295 ft
High Point

.The trail is maintained and supported by Trails BC/Rockies Region The Chief Isadore Trail from Cranbrook to Wardner has a packed gravel surface, which is half on old Rail Grade and half new trail. A 17-km “Mayook Trail” section is a new trail with enhanced single track, 1.3 metre width, with a sustained 5% grades with some short sections up to a 10% grade.

Do a loop adventure Rampart Rest Area Loop, 6.5 km: The Rampart Loop is a family cycling or hiking loop. It begins (and ends) at the Rampart Rest Area on Highway #3. On a bike, ride the trail in a clockwise direction starting from the restroom because it is an even climb. After 2.1 km - turn right (west) onto the rail grade trail (this is an intersection with a new road). Hike or bike the rail grade west for 2.7 km. Turn right at a kiosk sign and head back to the rest area by the pond.

Mountain Bikers - try the Mayook Trail! With 17 km of trail, Mountain bikers (intermediate level) will love the fun ride along lower flanks of Mount Baker on a 1.3-metre-wide gravel trail. Elevation gain is 200 metres on well-made switchbacks and gradual grades. Begin from either the Ha-Ha Creek Road or the Pritchard Road Trailheads

Looking for a scenic 21 km loop that includes rural paved roads? Try the Ha-Ha Creek Road Loop Ride, with a stop in Wardner! Start from the trailhead at Ha-Ha Creek Road (the junction between the Mayook Trail and the Wardner Trail sections) and ride the rural paved Ha-Ha Creek Road around to Wardner, then complete the loop by riding back along the old rail grade of the Chief Isadore Trail.

The Chief Isadore Trail is a public recreation trail within active forest, range, and grassland. You may encounter livestock (May to October) and /or wildlife year round. Please do not approach livestock or wildlife. Logging may also take place near the trail. Deer and elk hunting season begins in September and throughout autumn

Detailed Description
Chief Isadore Trail -The Great Trail(aka Trans Canada Trail), (Cranbrook to Wardner) is a 27 mile popular easy route located near Cranbrook British Columbia. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 12 trails. This route climbs 1,129 ft with a max elevation of 3,295 ft then descends -1,571 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • AKA
    The Trans Canada Trail(Cranbrook to Wardner)
  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bikepacking
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Chief Isadore Trail -The Great Trail(aka Trans Canada Trail), (Cranbrook to Wardner) mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    2 hr 23 min
  • Altitude change
    -442 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,477 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,950 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,510 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    14 miles
  • Distance flat
    6 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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