3 miles
Distance
140 ft
Climb
-1,709 ft
Descent
00:35:06
Avg time

Captain Kangaroo Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Merry Creek
    Castlegar, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Log Ride, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Skinny
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking

Captain Kangaroo is an expert level ride with numerous rock rolls, rock slabs, boardwalks and a steep forested section with a few log skinnies to test your skill It's well worth the climb up the Mr. Green Jeans trail to access the Captain.

Access Info

From the parking lot, climb up Merry Go Round and Mr. Green Jeans to the top of the Captain.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Captain Kangaroo mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,568 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,232 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,803 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,801 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,233 ft
  • Grade
    -10.829%
  • Grade max
    -49.24%
  • Grade min
    29.382%
  • Distance climb
    1,942 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    723 ft
  • Avg time
    00:35:06
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Status:
on Aug 7, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.95 (25 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%
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  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Captain Kangaroo Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 7, 2020 @ 3:51pm
      Aug 7, 2020
      Good size tree down after the halfway uphill section
      Jul 10, 2020 @ 9:28am
      Jul 10, 2020
      Jun 21, 2020 @ 1:32pm
      Jun 21, 2020
      There's dead tree leaning over the first rock feature near the top of Captsin Kangaroo that adds to the challenge as you have to duck under it...
      May 25, 2020 @ 9:52pm
      May 25, 2020
      Actually better than Mr. Green Jeans mud wise. Super slick though on the rocks. The milled lumber was surprisingly solid though. Probably best to...
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 12:50pm
      Oct 4, 2019
      Perfect conditions tacky and great touch ups in the right spots! Thanks trail gnomes
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 27 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 157 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 0 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 12, 2020 @ 9:07pm
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      Nov 15, 2019 @ 10:23am
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      152 |
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 5:18pm
      Oct 14, 2019

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Ryandury (Jul 6, 2019 at 16:38)
       Super dynamic trail, lots of nice slabs up top. A bit of climbing midway through. Watch out for kangaroos
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag KiwiClint (Aug 4, 2019 at 22:13)
       This trail is definitely one of the top 5 trails off all time for me. If your natural riding style is to double up everything you see, this will have you giggling. It goes soooo good i cant believe its not butter
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag mackg KBRA (Aug 22, 2019 at 15:01)
       Ride it. Don't think about it. Just ride it. One of the best trails in BC without a doubt.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag alysnwndrlnd (Aug 25, 2019 at 9:45)
       Amazing trail. Can't recommend it enough. Big rock slabs, complex features at top that get gradually easier as you descend. Techy. Some climbing mixed in but given the awesome payoff, there were no complaints from us. Some skinnies too. One of my favourite trails of all time.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag fivestar (Oct 2, 2019 at 13:05)
       Brown Pow!! Kudos to the Castlegar trailbuilders, excellent trail
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag makripper (May 9, 2020 at 15:58)
       Is this trail open?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag holydirt (May 24, 2020 at 21:49)
       Glad to see so many positives comments about that trail.

      It also is one of best surprise I've ever had on the bike, such a cool trail!
      [Reply]

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