9 miles
Distance
3,320 ft
Climb
-3,313 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Treat yourself to the Swansea Epic. A grunt of a climb will take you up the west slope of Mt. Swansea, gradually contouring north until you emerge at the upper parking lot. One final climb takes you to the south summit, where your reward awaits: Epic views, and an even more epic descent.

Flow, berms, rollers, and jumps, along South Park and Hula Girl, ending with a bit of tech through Meat Grinder. Make sure to stop and enjoy the views - they're some of the best around!

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    4
More Stats for Swansea Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,209 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,209 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,217 ft
  • Grade
    0.016%
  • Grade max
    -55.612%
  • Grade min
    56.331%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,763 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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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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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
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      Trail transparency
      Jake goes OTB on Meat Grinder
      Jake goes OTB on Meat Grinder
      3:50 | 83 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Nov 24, 2018
      Riding two incredible trails on Mt. Swansea near Inveremere, BC. High speed flow tech goodness with a spectacular over-the-bars crash by Jake Swallow.
      South Park // New Trail // Mt Swansea //...
      South Park // New Trail // Mt Swansea // Invermere BC
      trail: South Park
      12:49 | 69 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Oct 23, 2018
      Riding Mt. Swansea // Dirty Monkey // Hula...
      Riding Mt. Swansea // Dirty Monkey // Hula Girl // Meat Grinder
      trail: Hula Girl
      16:36 | 59 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Oct 2, 2018

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