27 miles
Distance
1,842 ft
Climb
-2,272 ft
Descent
3,293 ft
High Point

The Great Trail from Cranbrook to Wardner (formerly known as the Trans Canada Trail) is the Chief Isadore Trail which is half rail trail and half 1.2 meter width gravel enhanced single track. There are a couple of short road sections near Wardner. The route starts at the Cranbrook Visitor Center on 23rd St. North and terminates at the Wardner Community Park.

The trail is maintained and supported by Trails BC/Rockies Region

Route Supporters
Local Trail Association
Wildhorse Cycling Club (bikewildhorse.ca)
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    The Trans Canada Trail(Cranbrook to Wardner)
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Ridelogs
    7
More Stats for Chief Isadore Trail -The Great Trail(aka Trans Canada Trail), (Cranbrook to Wardner) mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -429 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,472 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,945 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,516 ft
  • Grade
    -0.302%
  • Grade max
    -21.463%
  • Grade min
    25.976%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    14 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
Avg: 2.5 (2 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Mayook Section (Chief Isadore Trail)
      Aug 31, 2019 @ 12:55pm
      Aug 31, 2019
      Black bear at 31 km marker 11:30 am August 31
      Wardner RailTrail (Chief Isadore Trail)
      Aug 13, 2019 @ 3:48pm
      Aug 13, 2019
      Rampart Prairie Connector (Chief Isadore Trail)
      Aug 13, 2019 @ 9:08am
      Aug 13, 2019
      Isadore Canyon (Chief Isadore Trail)
      Aug 13, 2019 @ 9:08am
      Aug 13, 2019
      Young griz crossed the trail in front just near Pritchard rd. Lots of fresh cow poo on the trail to get splattered by. :(
      Rotary Way/Isadore Canyon Connector (Chief Isadore Trail)
      May 26, 2019 @ 8:00am
      May 26, 2019
      more reports »
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