If you like old school trails with steep rutted fall lines, this trail is for you. Very few man made features (one booter and a ramp bridge to get you through a gully) just steep, ride don't slide kind of riding. Slippery when wet takes on a whole new meaning on this trail. Mix in some great Kicking Horse River canyon views and you have a superb loop ride from town, short enough to be an after work ride but long enough to feel complete.
Control your speed as you drop in; there are some trees that would like to knock you off your bike just before you get to a super tight switch back that always causes your heart to skip a beat no matter how often you ride this trail.
Fast and flowy with sections where you are controlling your speed so much that your forearms cramp along with your calves. Deep ruts add to the feeling of having your front tire locked in a rail like being in a carwash, not knowing if it is best to keep it there or get out! Towards the end of the trail just above the campground you come to a steep, slightly gnarly rooted section where the trail reaches a branch point. Continue straight complete B12 and end at the Rotary Trails near the baseball diamonds, or alternatively go right at the branch point to take Kamikaze to the Municipal campground.
Look for the B12 sign about 2km up the road from the 5K entrance sign.
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More Stats for B12 mountain bike trail
Altitude change-1,668 ft
Altitude min2,766 ft
Altitude max4,434 ft
Altitude start4,434 ft
Altitude end2,766 ft
Distance climb1,980 ft
Distance down1 miles
Distance flat1,929 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
B12 Trail Reports
May 28, 2018 @ 5:31pmMay 28, 2018
|recently cleared of trees Recent raking some new work to trail, more to come|
Aug 11, 2016 @ 5:36pmAug 11, 2016
|Trail is basically abandoned. Was still fun to ride but needs work.. Water damage and deep ruts. Lots of large branches on trail that kick up...|
May 2, 2015 @ 1:21pmMay 2, 2015
|Trees down just before quad track|
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