1 miles
Distance
407 ft
Climb
-497 ft
Descent
00:05:41
Avg time

Branch H Details

  • Riding Area
    Castle Mountain
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #3733 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Part of the Elk Valley / TransCanada Trail; Branch H is the section running between Snoop Lion and Smooth Salamander. Cruisey doubletrack, typically no vehicles. To get onto Smooth Salamander as you head away from town make sure you keep an eye out for a pretty obvious trail heading left and up off of Branch H.

Access Info

Snoop Lion naturally flows into when you get to the South Castle junction.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Branch H bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -89 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,662 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,827 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,773 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,684 ft
  • Grade
    -1.525%
  • Grade max
    -35.921%
  • Grade min
    51.106%
  • Distance climb
    2,024 ft
  • Distance down
    3,033 ft
  • Distance flat
    796 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:29
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Status:
on Jun 17, 2018
Variable
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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 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
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  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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 branch-h trailhead (49.469897, -115.050450)
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Branch H Trail Reports

datedescription
Jun 17, 2018 @ 10:37am
Jun 17, 2018
May 24, 2018 @ 9:37am
May 24, 2018
May 13, 2018 @ 9:02am
May 13, 2018
Some fairly deep snow on road.....probably needs at least a few days.
Sep 30, 2017 @ 6:38am
Sep 30, 2017
Sep 15, 2017 @ 5:45pm
Sep 15, 2017
reporter All trails are open again! Yay!
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Routes with this trail

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Trans Canada Trail (Elk Valley Trail) - Sparwood to Elko
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