24.2 miles
Distance
3,982 ft
Climb
-3,983 ft
Descent
3,830 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.

Detailed Description
Cow Trail Classic 2017 is a 24 mile intermediate race route located near Merritt British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 48 trails. This route climbs 3,982 ft with a max elevation of 3,830 ft then descends -3,983 ft.
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15 Reviews & Comments

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KevinKeresztes (Apr 1, 2021 at 11:58)
Trail FloJo
Fast and flowy singletrack!
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KevinKeresztes (Apr 1, 2021 at 11:58)
Trail FloJo
Fast and flowy singletrack!
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KevinKeresztes (Apr 1, 2021 at 11:58)
Trail FloJo
Fast and flowy singletrack!
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KevinKeresztes (Apr 1, 2021 at 11:58)
Trail FloJo
Fast and flowy singletrack!
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brownstone (Aug 24, 2020 at 20:33)
Trail FloJo
nice and smooth ride down, well constructed turns with decent flow. Trail should be green though.
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brownstone (Aug 24, 2020 at 20:33)
Trail FloJo
nice and smooth ride down, well constructed turns with decent flow. Trail should be green though.
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brownstone (Aug 24, 2020 at 20:33)
Trail FloJo
nice and smooth ride down, well constructed turns with decent flow. Trail should be green though.
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brownstone (Aug 24, 2020 at 20:33)
Trail FloJo
nice and smooth ride down, well constructed turns with decent flow. Trail should be green though.
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Flarix MMBA (Aug 24, 2020 at 22:50)
Trail FloJo
It is a green to riders that know how to ride. To a beginner or an intermediate that is still learning the sharper turns and wood work near the entrance can be harder to ride so it is classified as a blue
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Flarix MMBA (Aug 24, 2020 at 22:50)
Trail FloJo
It is a green to riders that know how to ride. To a beginner or an intermediate that is still learning the sharper turns and wood work near the entrance can be harder to ride so it is classified as a blue
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Flarix MMBA (Aug 24, 2020 at 22:50)
Trail FloJo
It is a green to riders that know how to ride. To a beginner or an intermediate that is still learning the sharper turns and wood work near the entrance can be harder to ride so it is classified as a blue
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Flarix MMBA (Aug 24, 2020 at 22:50)
Trail FloJo
It is a green to riders that know how to ride. To a beginner or an intermediate that is still learning the sharper turns and wood work near the entrance can be harder to ride so it is classified as a blue
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jarretw (Sep 2, 2017 at 13:03)
Trail Crosscut
At the start of Crosscut (near Flojo) there is an unmarked, unofficial locals shooting range against a hill that is below the trail. A few people were there shooting as I rode by. Pretty alarming to say the least as this is in bounds in the recreation area. I'm sure that they are safe and smart about it, but it still felt sketchy.
Otherwise these trails are awesome.
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jarretw (Sep 2, 2017 at 13:03)
Trail Crosscut
At the start of Crosscut (near Flojo) there is an unmarked, unofficial locals shooting range against a hill that is below the trail. A few people were there shooting as I rode by. Pretty alarming to say the least as this is in bounds in the recreation area. I'm sure that they are safe and smart about it, but it still felt sketchy.
Otherwise these trails are awesome.
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jarretw (Sep 2, 2017 at 13:03)
Trail Crosscut
At the start of Crosscut (near Flojo) there is an unmarked, unofficial locals shooting range against a hill that is below the trail. A few people were there shooting as I rode by. Pretty alarming to say the least as this is in bounds in the recreation area. I'm sure that they are safe and smart about it, but it still felt sketchy.
Otherwise these trails are awesome.
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  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    11
More Stats for Cow Trail Classic 2017 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,472 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,772 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,772 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -37%
  • Grade min
    61.2%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Sanchez
Aug 29, 2022 @ 8:46am
Aug 29, 2022
JP Cool
Aug 29, 2022 @ 8:46am
Aug 29, 2022
Quite grown in, especially the hard way and parts below that.
Rock & Roll
Aug 29, 2022 @ 8:46am
Aug 29, 2022
Ed's Way
Aug 29, 2022 @ 8:46am
Aug 29, 2022
Tree down almost at the top, ready to pass though. Otherwise in good shape.
Ziggy
Aug 29, 2022 @ 8:46am
Aug 29, 2022
Starting to get a little grown in, especially at the bridges.
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