1,010 ft
Distance
184 ft
Climb
-1 ft
Descent
00:02:27
Avg time

Balsam Root Details

  • Riding Area
    Kenna Cartwright Park
    Kamloops, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Global Ranking
    #86627 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    City of Kamloops Nature Park

A main climbing route to gain some elevation which then lets you ride either the south facing "front side" by taking Saskatoon or the north facing "back side" by taking Lichen Traverse. Most mortals don't bother climbing the last pitch up to the Tower Road, but you go for it for extra boss points!

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Balsam Root bike trail
  • Altitude change
    183 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,558 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,741 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,558 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,741 ft
  • Grade
    18.133%
  • Grade max
    -2.806%
  • Grade min
    35.249%
  • Distance climb
    972 ft
  • Distance down
    16 ft
  • Distance flat
    22 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:27
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:01
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Status:
on Sep 24, 2018
Dry
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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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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to balsam-root trailhead (50.667420, -120.391170)
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Balsam Root Trail Reports

datedescription
Sep 24, 2018 @ 1:29pm
Sep 24, 2018
Wicked good riding.
Jul 3, 2018 @ 2:31pm
Jul 3, 2018
Excellent riding.
Jun 8, 2018 @ 4:22pm
Jun 8, 2018
Jul 25, 2017 @ 4:08pm
Jul 25, 2017
Open again now but very dry and very high fire risk.
Jul 9, 2017 @ 3:37pm
Jul 9, 2017
Closed by City of Kamloops due to Fire Hazard until further notice
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May 21, 2016 @ 9:32am
May 21, 2016
Balsam Root, Kamloops
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May 21, 2016 @ 9:31am
May 21, 2016
Balsam Root, Kamloops
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May 21, 2016 @ 9:31am
May 21, 2016
Balsam Root, Kamloops

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