1.5 miles
531 ft
-40 ft
Avg time

Cows End FSR * Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Secondary Access Road/Trail
  • Trail type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season

A less intense way of getting to the Reservoir. Whether just wanting to get some climbing in to do an Upper Mice loop or not wanting to drive all the way to the Reservoir, climbing up this 2-track will take the edge off of going up Sidewinder.
Park your vehicle (unless you've climbed from Sidewinder via Cows End). Cross the stream and head up the 2-track. There will be lots of off-shoots from quads/trucks/game but just stick to the 2-track. It will get blown out in spots but eventually it will pop you out where Sidewinder crosses, at this point you will come up to an intersection. Hang left to get to the Reservoir.

Access Info

Drive up Arawana FSR for ~5km, 2 turns past the parking area for Rusty Muffler. There is a pullout for parking. You will see a wooden sign on a tree above the creek labeled "ARAWANA"

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More Stats for Cows End FSR * mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    492 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,456 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,980 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,463 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,955 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1.3 miles
  • Distance down
    712 ft
  • Distance flat
    552 ft
  • Avg time
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on Feb 18, 2017
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Cows End FSR * Trail Reports

Feb 18, 2017 @ 4:28pm
Feb 18, 2017
reporter Sled traffic has made it very easy to move around. Slippery for climbing I imagine, but for hiking down was manageable.
Apr 16, 2016 @ 10:33pm
Apr 16, 2016
A few patches still have ice/snow, nothing to worry about.
Nov 29, 2015 @ 5:39pm
Nov 29, 2015
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Routes with this trail

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Singletrack 6 2015 Stage 6 Three Blind Mice race
25.1 miles
Long way to the Reservoir
8.5 miles
2016 TransBC Day 2 - MICE (GPX) race
26.5 miles
Advanced route (LLD)
7.0 miles

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