2 miles
Distance
7 ft
Climb
-1,391 ft
Descent
00:14:13
Avg time

48 Hours Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Morrissey Ridge
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #31325 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Pretty gnarly descent with a couple of droppy root sections. A few options about half way down: three routes - far right ("Kootney Anal" sign); very steep and challenging, middle one; steep and reasonably challenging and left; much more mellow and will connect up to Blue Matador if you want a much more easy way down.

Access Info

Either hit it from coming down Al Matador, or ride up the Shuttle Road until you get to the gravel pit. 48 Hours entrance is on the left of the pit, as you face the mountain above you.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for 48 Hours mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,384 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,446 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,830 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,830 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,445 ft
  • Grade
    -15.3%
  • Grade max
    -49%
  • Grade min
    2.4%
  • Distance climb
    436 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    148 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:13
  • Avg reverse time
    00:29:20
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Status:
on Jun 30, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.15 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to 48-hours trailhead (49.455490, -115.017690)
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      48 Hours Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 30, 2020 @ 9:28am
      Jun 30, 2020
      Mama bear and cub in the area June 29th.
      Jun 22, 2020 @ 10:40am
      Jun 22, 2020
      reporter
      May 16, 2020 @ 6:49pm
      May 16, 2020
      reporter No snow, GTG.
      May 11, 2020 @ 10:10pm
      May 11, 2020
      All trees cleared in the Canal steeps. Touch of snow still so be wary.
      May 10, 2020 @ 6:53pm
      May 10, 2020
      reporter Good below the "Kootenay Canal". A couple small snow patches, a couple wet (muddy) spots and two small trees across the trail. A handsaw would...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 34 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 110 rides
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      Photos

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      581 |
      Jun 19, 2013 @ 9:15am
      Jun 19, 2013
      483 |
      Sep 11, 2011 @ 7:46pm
      Sep 11, 2011
      425 |
      Nov 18, 2010 @ 11:50am
      Nov 18, 2010
      347 |
      May 18, 2010 @ 7:32pm
      May 18, 2010
      | 2 comments

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