4,035 ft
Distance
37 ft
Climb
-674 ft
Descent
00:10:59
Avg time

Crazy Merry Details

  • Riding Area
    Merry Creek
    Castlegar, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump, Gap Jump, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #3488 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Another trail showcasing the skills and dedication of the volunteers of Castlegar and the West Kootenays, this trail will test your mettle with the gap jumps on a few huge features. It's a super smooth ride for those looking to check it out.
The trail is hand built but looks like it was built by a machine.

"Pre-ride" Inspect trail and features at slow speed
"Re-ride" Lap the trail until you feel comfortable with the flow of the features.
"Freeride" Start small and work your way up to faster speeds and larger features

This trail was built by volunteers and with the help from the Castlegar Parks & Trails Society and Recreation Sites and Trails BC making this a sanctioned trail.

Want more trails? Then become a member of the Castlegar Parks and Trails Society for only $10 a year.

Access Info

Drive 2.2km up the Merry Creek FSR located just outside Castlegar on Hwy 3 heading toward Christina lake.
At 2.2km you will see a parking area, park there and access the trail climbing trail Merry Go Round located on the other side of the road from the parking area. There is a kiosk there with a map. The trails are well marked.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Crazy Merry bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -637 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,595 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,232 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,232 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,595 ft
  • Grade
    -15.787%
  • Grade max
    -82.057%
  • Grade min
    10.372%
  • Distance climb
    395 ft
  • Distance down
    3,488 ft
  • Distance flat
    151 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:59
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Status:
on Aug 27, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • 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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Crazy Merry Trail Reports

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      Aug 27, 2018 @ 12:20pm
      Aug 27, 2018
      All clear, all ttfs look rideable.
      May 2, 2018 @ 11:32am
      May 2, 2018
      One tree down that can be jumped. Needs little work.
      Feb 11, 2018 @ 8:15pm
      Feb 11, 2018
      Oct 23, 2017 @ 5:48pm
      Oct 23, 2017
      Snow at the top, ride the gap features and skinny at your own risk! The rest is a real treat!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 32 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
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      • 62 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 12, 2018 @ 10:08pm
      Sep 12, 2018
      Crazy Merry, Kelowna
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      Aug 27, 2018 @ 8:44pm
      Aug 27, 2018
      Crazy Merry, Castlegar
      24 |
      Aug 27, 2018 @ 8:43pm
      Aug 27, 2018
      Crazy Merry, Castlegar
      232 |
      Jun 13, 2017 @ 10:06pm
      Jun 13, 2017
      Crazy Merry, Castlegar

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