4,242 ft
Distance
506 ft
Climb
-45 ft
Descent
00:07:05
Avg time

Descent 2 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Quartz Creek
    Ymir, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 40 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 2 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    461 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,733 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,199 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,739 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,199 ft
  • Grade
    10.9%
  • Grade max
    -26.8%
  • Grade min
    53%
  • Distance climb
    3,317 ft
  • Distance down
    558 ft
  • Distance flat
    371 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:05
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:44
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Status:
on Aug 16, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.55 (7 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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  • 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
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  • photo Photo
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  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Descent 2 Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 49 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      All
      • 37 rides
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      Photos

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      36 |
      Feb 23, 2020 @ 7:09am
      Feb 23, 2020
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      Feb 15, 2020 @ 9:40am
      Feb 15, 2020
      55 |
      Jun 8, 2019 @ 7:00pm
      Jun 8, 2019

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag bramski (Jun 8, 2019 at 18:53)
       Fun! Well featured. There are some really tiny jumps to hit.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag jennavery (Jul 11, 2019 at 9:39)
       Fun trail with some interesting bits!
      [Reply]

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