2,836 ft
Distance
2 ft
Climb
-537 ft
Descent
00:05:18
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Coutlee Plateau
    Merritt, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #3911 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Top half starts on open shale rock with some a couple fun steeps and a handful of small wedge jumps. About halfway down the trail dips into a canyon with large swooping corners and small hip jump options.

If pedalling up, you can park near the energy plant and head up midday valley road, take the first right onto the switchback road and follow the truck trail all the way to the radio tower.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Burn and Windy Canyon bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -535 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,668 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,203 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,203 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,668 ft
  • Grade
    -18.854%
  • Grade max
    -33.436%
  • Grade min
    4.761%
  • Distance climb
    26 ft
  • Distance down
    2,785 ft
  • Distance flat
    26 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:18
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Status:
on Jun 11, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (6 votes)

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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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  • 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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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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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
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      Burn and Windy... Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jun 11, 2018 @ 10:14pm
      Jun 11, 2018
      Raked and groomed all of the loose shale out of the upper section
      May 24, 2018 @ 9:01pm
      May 24, 2018
      Trimmed up some of the brush on the trail cleared a few rocks that had slid down and the muddy sections have now all dried up
      May 9, 2018 @ 10:54pm
      May 9, 2018
      The top half is all clear when you get down past the bridge it gets pretty muddy still lots of run off and some rocks have fallen down into the...
      Oct 10, 2017 @ 9:56am
      Oct 10, 2017
      Damp, muddy, Sandy. Goggles req. Great trail. There is a broken board in the woodwork halfway down.
      Oct 3, 2017 @ 10:34am
      Oct 3, 2017
      Running great minor sand build up near the bottom but nothing to worry about
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 9 miles avg distance
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      Jul 5, 2017 @ 11:58pm
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      Burn and Windy Canyon
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      Jul 5, 2017 @ 11:57pm
      Jul 5, 2017
      Burn and Windy Canyon

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