Part of the Elk Valley / TransCanada Trail , Coal Discovery Trail is a classic XC trail, rolling ups and downs through beautiful forest. No gnarly sections, no crazy stunts.
In 2016 the trail was pretty much destroyed by logging, but in June 2017 has reopened as far as Pork Blue kicks out onto Ridgemont Road.
Now designated as part of the Trans Canada Trail, the CDT has been reworked with steep pitches mellowed out, roots removed, skinny bridges replaced with solid wide structures. The trail has been widened and is a very fun ride that is not too punishing even though it climbs and descends regularly.
All sorts of options, either as an out and back, or loops off of numerous Ridgemont trails.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Coal Discovery Trail mountain bike trail
Altitude change260 ft
Altitude min3,421 ft
Altitude max3,769 ft
Altitude start3,434 ft
Altitude end3,695 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat1,464 ft
Avg reverse time00:42:17
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Coal Discovery Trail Trail Reports
Routes with this trail
|Trans Canada Trail (Elk Valley Trail) - Sparwood to Elko||52 miles|
|2018 High Roller||30 miles|
|2018 FMBC Low Roller||22 miles|
|Super High Roller 2018||33 miles|