3,766 ft
Distance
-611 ft
Descent
00:13:31
Avg time

Descent 1 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Quartz Creek
    Ymir, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The Quartz Creek trails are a hand built and ever evolving system that grew out of an original 80’s DH line. To get the most out of this trail system, start at the (inconveniently located) trailhead between the 2 entrances to Ymir on Highway 6. Park beside the Salmo River in downtown Ymir and treat yourself to something Yummy at The Goods general store or the bakery. Make your way to the trailhead and take the Quartz Climb until you can climb no more (the last 400 metres are temporarily on the old quartz fsr). Enjoy Descent 1 and you will eventually notice you share a piece of the climb for 200 metres. At the road intersection you are presented with a choice of Descents 2 & 3, take 2, the option to the right. After the second road crossing, make a hard left onto the Re-up link which takes you back to Quartz Climb for another pedal back to the road intersection for, you guessed it, Descent 3. With the exception of a couple of short climbs it’s nothing but unending descending back to Ymir and maybe a refreshing beverage back at the store or the historic Ymir Hotel.

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More Stats for Descent 1 mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -611 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,197 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,807 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,807 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,196 ft
  • Grade
    -16.2%
  • Grade max
    -52.4%
  • Grade min
    -1.6%
  • Distance down
    3,645 ft
  • Distance flat
    125 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:05
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Status:
on Sep 5, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Descent 1 Trail Reports

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      Sep 5, 2020 @ 11:03am
      Sep 5, 2020
      Aug 16, 2020 @ 9:09am
      Aug 16, 2020
      Jul 18, 2020 @ 1:59pm
      Jul 18, 2020
      Trail clear and running really well!
      Jun 29, 2020 @ 1:42pm
      Jun 29, 2020
      May 23, 2020 @ 6:35pm
      May 23, 2020
      reporter One tree down near tippy top. Rest is riding great
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      Feb 15, 2020 @ 9:35am
      Feb 15, 2020

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      Metric-MrShades (Jul 21, 2020 at 17:28)
       The steepest and most technical (IMO) of the three descents, #1 is an old school hand-built trail with a variety of loam, rock, and tight turns that'll challenge most novice riders. At a bit over 1 km of decent though, it certainly rewards the long climb Smile
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