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

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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
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  • Ridelogs
More Stats for Chief Isadore Trail -The Great Trail(aka Trans Canada Trail), (Cranbrook to Wardner) mountain bike route
  • 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: 2.65 (3 votes)
Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Mayook Section (Chief Isadore Trail)
Jun 27, 2021 @ 1:09pm
Jun 27, 2021
Trail clear and dry, momma bear and at least one cub at approx 25km marker on trail; I have a bell I use, they knew I was coming, she wasn't startled, one cub climbed a tree, quick pic and I departed
Isadore Canyon (Chief Isadore Trail)
Jun 11, 2021 @ 2:11pm
Jun 11, 2021
Rampart Prairie Connector (Chief Isadore Trail)
May 8, 2021 @ 10:48am
May 8, 2021
Wardner RailTrail (Chief Isadore Trail)
Aug 13, 2019 @ 3:48pm
Aug 13, 2019
Rotary Way/Isadore Canyon Connector (Chief Isadore Trail)
May 26, 2019 @ 8:00am
May 26, 2019
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