2 miles
Distance
69 ft
Climb
-1,164 ft
Descent
00:14:46
Avg time
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Bigwood Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Smallwood Creek
    Nelson, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #30775 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking

Longer, faster and full of corners, this is a must-ride and an alternate route to the Smallwood descent, which shares the same drop-in point, just before the Smallwood lookout.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bigwood mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,096 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,092 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,187 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,187 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,092 ft
  • Grade
    -13.065%
  • Grade max
    -54.306%
  • Grade min
    25.623%
  • Distance climb
    1,287 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    227 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:46
  • Avg reverse time
    01:02:50
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Status:
on Nov 15, 2020
Snow Covered
Avg: 3.8 (9 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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

  • 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
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to bigwood trailhead (49.499360, -117.454600)
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      Bigwood Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Nov 15, 2020 @ 11:28am
      Nov 15, 2020
      The access road is a bit sketchy, but the trail is good to hike without snowshoes (but cleats are a good idea).
      Nov 7, 2020 @ 7:27am
      Nov 7, 2020
      Nov 7, 2020 @ 7:27am
      Nov 7, 2020
      Sep 16, 2020 @ 5:00pm
      Sep 16, 2020
      Sep 7, 2020 @ 3:12pm
      Sep 7, 2020
      All good.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 25 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 187 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      37 |
      Jun 16, 2020 @ 7:01pm
      Jun 16, 2020
      162 |
      Jul 3, 2017 @ 8:55pm
      Jul 3, 2017
      281 |
      Jul 13, 2016 @ 8:13pm
      Jul 13, 2016
      320 |
      Jul 13, 2016 @ 8:09pm
      Jul 13, 2016
      | 3 comments

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      2017 Singletrack 6: Stage 4 - Smallwood race
      28 miles

      Trail Products

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      koehngroup Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jul 3, 2017 at 20:50)
       Fun downhill ride from the lookout. Lots of switchbacks at the top but the wide trail makes them rideable without being too technical. It gets more flowy half way down. Some loose rock but still quite grippy. At the top there are a few technical rock drops but not too large or long.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      ErnieBike (Jul 28, 2018 at 23:02)
       The switchbacks and short steeps were perfect for a blue trail - always a run-out or a berm to save you! Nicely built and maintained.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      nfujimaki (Jun 16, 2020 at 19:03)
       Incredibly fun trail. It has very good flow throughout.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      ytu45 (Sep 14, 2020 at 16:16)
       Pretty good riding but I recommend to bushwack to the top from Crowsnest rather than doing the whole loop of antler and smallwood unless you really need the excersise.
      [Reply]

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