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 change257 ft
Altitude min3,426 ft
Altitude max3,768 ft
Altitude start3,438 ft
Altitude end3,695 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat1,908 ft
Avg reverse time00:42:17
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Coal Discovery Trail Trail Reports
Oct 11, 2017 @ 3:31pmOct 11, 2017
|Small tree down across trail|
Sep 15, 2017 @ 5:45pmSep 15, 2017
|reporter All trails are open again! Yay!|
Sep 4, 2017 @ 8:03amSep 4, 2017
|reporter TRAILS ARE ALL CLOSED DUE TO FIRE HAZARD - SEVERE FINES FOR RIDING OR HIKING|
Aug 15, 2017 @ 10:14pmAug 15, 2017
|Excellent shape, needs more riders!|
Jun 26, 2017 @ 3:46pmJun 26, 2017
|Couple of minor trees to climb over but good all the way to the Porky Blue entry point. Don't do Porky Blue though - access is reportedly a mess.|
Routes with this trail
|2016 Singletrack 6 - Thule Stage 1: Fernie race||20 miles|
|Trans Canada Trail (Elk Valley Trail) - Sparwood to Elko||52 miles|
|Low Roller AM||13 miles|
|Low Roller AM||11 miles|