5 miles
Distance
574 ft
Climb
-610 ft
Descent
01:00:46
Avg time
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Columbia Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Trail
    , British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #33483 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 25 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The Columbia Trail offers a great singletrack experience along the east side of the Columbia River between Sunningdale and Ootischenia. Old and raw, the trail is often narrow and exposed, with sandy sections and creek crossings. Ridden in both directions, either as an out and back, or with a vehicle drop.

The Columbia River Trail is part of the Trans-Canada Trail. The North portion of the trail is maintained by the Castlegar Parks and Trails Society and the South portion is maintained by the Kootenay Columbia Trail Society.

More Stats for Columbia Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -36 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,351 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,504 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,495 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,459 ft
  • Grade
    -0.133%
  • Grade max
    -27.198%
  • Grade min
    24.709%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,897 ft
  • Avg time
    01:00:46
  • Avg reverse time
    01:34:57
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Status:
on Mar 28, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.2 (5 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%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches

Radar Time
LEGEND
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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Columbia Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Mar 28, 2021 @ 11:24am
      Mar 28, 2021
      No mud..great early.season ride Get at it !!
      Mar 28, 2021 @ 9:41am
      Mar 28, 2021
      Tree down
      Nov 29, 2020 @ 3:19pm
      Nov 29, 2020
      Great conditions
      Sep 20, 2020 @ 4:32pm
      Sep 20, 2020
      Great shape..couple of sand sections..a fall must-ride :)
      Sep 20, 2020 @ 12:12pm
      Sep 20, 2020
      Tree down
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 5 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 30 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      Sep 8, 2018 @ 11:44pm
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      Sep 8, 2018 @ 11:44pm
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      Sep 8, 2018 @ 11:44pm
      Sep 8, 2018
      44 |
      Sep 8, 2018 @ 11:41pm
      Sep 8, 2018

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      crowan Trailforks Pro Subscriber (May 16, 2020 at 18:13)
       Excellent ride! Roots, rocks, flow, narrow track on the edge of a cliff, great views, geocaches, beach/water access, very few hills that require bike pushing,...
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