52.2 miles
Distance
4,466 ft
Climb
-5,160 ft
Descent
4,120 ft
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This the Trans Canada Trail heading between Sparwood and Elko.

Detailed Description
Trans Canada Trail (Elk Valley Trail) - Sparwood to Elko is a 52 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Fernie British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 14 trails. This route climbs 4,466 ft with a max elevation of 4,120 ft then descends -5,160 ft.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Trans Canada Trail (Elk Valley Trail) - Sparwood to Elko mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    3 hr 18 min
  • Altitude change
    -696 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,039 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,747 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,051 ft
  • Grade
    -0.3%
  • Grade max
    -66.6%
  • Grade min
    36.1%
  • Distance climb
    21 miles
  • Distance down
    26 miles
  • Distance flat
    6 miles
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