4,711 ft
44 ft
-435 ft
Avg time


  • Riding Area
    Hornby Island
    Hornby Island, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking

There are two trails here: Kootenay loop comes off of the top of the ridge and heads straight down. It is an unmaintained, extremely steep and shameful dirt slide that is hard to find and even harder to stay on. watch out for the first corner, blowing it results in being ejected 20 feet in the air off of a dirt cliff. Locals do this trail only once every two or so years to remind themselves of how not to build trails (and because it's pretty fun in a slam-your-head-in-a-door-over-and-over-again-to-see-if-you-can-take it kind of way. If you reach the bottom of the cliff, you will find the BikeFest Dual.

The BikeFest Dual is a fun but short, bermed double track with jumps and super tight corners. It starts uphill in the woods and comes out into a field for most of the minute and a half run. It is an ideal place to take a group who want to spend some time sessioning jumps and corners. If you don't feel like falling down Kootenay loop to get stated just ride up from the end of Strachan Road, do some runs and then head back to Strachan Road.

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More Stats for Bike Fest Dual/Kootenay Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -391 ft
  • Altitude min
    295 ft
  • Altitude max
    705 ft
  • Altitude start
    705 ft
  • Altitude end
    314 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    728 ft
  • Distance down
    3,714 ft
  • Distance flat
    268 ft
  • Avg time
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on Apr 24, 2017
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to bike-fest-dual-kootenay-loop trailhead (49.512760, -124.686630)
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Bike Fest... Trail Reports

Apr 24, 2017 @ 5:17pm
Apr 24, 2017
Road in from the bottom is wet. Good jumps if you ride up from the bottom. I decided not to attemp the top of the trail as it sounds like it is...
Jul 22, 2016 @ 3:39pm
Jul 22, 2016
Does not connect to Inner Ridge as it has not been maintained.
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Aug 23, 2018 @ 1:43pm
Aug 23, 2018
Bike Fest Dual/Kootenay Loop

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