29 miles
5,976 ft
-5,976 ft
1 miles
High Point

The ride begins in the historic town of Carcross with a strenuous climb up old mining roads on Montana Mountain. The effort quickly pays off with stunning alpine views, historic mining artifacts and a chance to see caribou and other wildlife. From the remains of the namesake Mountain Hero mine, hand-built singletrack weaves through the alpine before linking up with a century-old pack trail for a brake-burning plunge down to the shores of Nares Lake.

The return to Carcross is on the South Klondike Highway. To avoid this, leave a vehicle about 17km south of Carcross on the Klondike Highway at the old Conrad townsite. (Look for the towers from the Mountain Hero mine tramway.) Ride or drive back to the town of Carcross to start your ride.

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Trails in Route

Access Road1 miles
Access Road2 miles
Climb to Nares3,340 ft


  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Mountain Hero loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,153 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,172 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,172 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    15 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 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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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Access Road
May 8, 2018 @ 10:46am
May 8, 2018
Extremely muddy and icy. Please do not use reporter
Climb to Nares
Jul 4, 2017 @ 8:50am
Jul 4, 2017
all clear
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