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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Details

  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • 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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      Flo Jo with Wes
      Flo Jo with Wes
      trail: FloJo
      4:11 | 44 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Aug 8, 2018
      Exploring Merritt - FloJo
      Exploring Merritt - FloJo
      trail: FloJo
      8:04 | 93 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Jun 3, 2018
      Flojo
      Flojo
      trail: FloJo
      179 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Jun 5, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      JP Cool
      Dec 31, 2018 @ 2:40pm
      Dec 31, 2018
      Small tree down across trail, can ride over or around
      Ziggy
      Oct 21, 2018 @ 7:52pm
      Oct 21, 2018
      Notch
      Oct 21, 2018 @ 7:51pm
      Oct 21, 2018
      Large tree down across trail, blocking trail. There is a ride around bypass.
      Carlito's Way
      Oct 21, 2018 @ 7:50pm
      Oct 21, 2018
      This short section of trail is signed "Cross Cut"
      Ed's Way
      Oct 21, 2018 @ 7:48pm
      Oct 21, 2018
      Some evidence of moto traffic.
      more reports »
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