24 miles
Distance
5,000 ft
Climb
-4,994 ft
Descent
3,832 ft
High Point

Need more Cowbell? The Cow Trail Classic XC Mountain Bike Race Returns on June 10, 2017!

The Intro to Race loop - 10.5k great for adult beginners/intermediate riders, youth and just anyone who’d like to enter the world of XC racing. It climbs up Pond Scum and Ed's Way to a descent down FloJo, the newest addition to the Coutlee riding area

Short Course - The 16K loop is the original outmost loop which includes a challenging climb with a flowing single track descent down Ziggy and JP Cool and a climb out to the finish line.

Long Course - The 39k will include 3 variable loops showcasing the best of all the single track in the riding area. It begins with the original loop to take in Ziggy and JP, the second loop takes in FloJo and the third loop cuts across Cow Trail and down JP Cool and up for the finish.

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Merritt Mountain Bike Association (www.bikemerritt.com)
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Trails in Route

Details

  • Race Course
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    5
More Stats for Cow Trail Classic 2017 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,471 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,773 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,779 ft
  • Grade
    0.004%
  • Grade max
    -33.888%
  • Grade min
    31.396%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
99
1,147 | 8 comments | 3 faves
Flojo
Flojo
trail: FloJo
123 | comments: 0 | favs:
Jun 5, 2017
JP Cool
JP Cool
trail: JP Cool
171 | comments: 0 | favs:
Nov 7, 2016
Ziggy
Ziggy
trail: Ziggy
178 | comments: 0 | favs:
Nov 7, 2016

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Ziggy
May 26, 2018 @ 2:26pm
6 hours
JP Cool
May 16, 2018 @ 9:22am
May 16, 2018
wet after dropping in to "hard" section near top. Running fine lower down.
Cow Trail
May 16, 2018 @ 9:20am
May 16, 2018
Some wet sections but most have boards. Bear sighting on 13 May near small creek just past start of first singletrack
Pond Scum
May 16, 2018 @ 9:18am
May 16, 2018
section from car park doesn't seem to exist...trail markers but no trail. Running fine higher up, some wet sections but most have boards. Bear sighting on Cow trail 13 May
Inside Passage
Sep 16, 2017 @ 11:42am
Sep 16, 2017
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