12 miles
Distance
2,766 ft
Climb
-2,764 ft
Descent
4,406 ft
High Point

This is your morning or early afternoon ride on Day 2 of the Front Country Adventure itinerary. After riding the Valley Trail from the Village, through the Alpine neighbourhood, you will start the sustained steep climb up to Howler.

Howler's decent has plenty of flow compared to some of the Valley's other tech trails so let of the brakes and have some fun!

Expect this ride to take 2-3 hours depending on how hard you push on the climb.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Front Country Adventure - Day 2 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,093 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,173 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,175 ft
  • Grade
    0.003%
  • Grade max
    -56.235%
  • Grade min
    45.38%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Howler
Nov 19, 2018 @ 1:28pm
Nov 19, 2018
A small patches of snow near the top, then clear; 100% rideable. Continuous snow from flank junction on the way up, but pedal-able until steep section past the gate.
No View
Nov 4, 2018 @ 3:24pm
Nov 4, 2018
Small tree down across trail, can be sorted with handsaw. Or walk through branches like one of those beaded curtains
Rick's Roost
Oct 24, 2018 @ 12:10pm
Oct 24, 2018
Rick's / Flank Connector
Oct 24, 2018 @ 12:10pm
Oct 24, 2018
Cultured Climb
Oct 14, 2018 @ 2:48pm
Oct 14, 2018
Thank you Zander! This is such a welcomed addition to the trail network.
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