15 miles
Distance
3,853 ft
Climb
-3,765 ft
Descent
4,823 ft
High Point

Named after our Local Coffee Roasting company, Steam Donkey, this is a great cross country circuit with lots of doable, but hard climbs. Great views at the Mountain Mine Viewpoint and top of Magic Line Climbs. Takes about 2 hours.

Local Trail Association
Kimberley Nature Park Society (www.kimberleynaturepark.ca)
Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.

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Elbow2 miles
Apache1,640 ft
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Mountain Mine1 miles
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Mussers1,089 ft
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Mussers361 ft
Richardsons2,175 ft
Romantic Ridge2,018 ft
The Suicide1,079 ft
Ponderosa686 ft
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Patterson Ridge2,372 ft
Residents' Choice2,684 ft

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Steam Donkey Grind mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,601 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,691 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,779 ft
  • Grade
    0.112%
  • Grade max
    -49.538%
  • Grade min
    49.554%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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      Nov 28, 2018 @ 6:37am
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      Nov 28, 2018 @ 6:36am
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      Oct 24, 2018 @ 8:58pm
      Oct 24, 2018
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