1 miles
Distance
623 ft
Climb
-33 ft
Descent
00:08:48
Avg time

Descent 3 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
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 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 3 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    590 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,611 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,201 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,611 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,202 ft
  • Grade
    10.2%
  • Grade max
    -7.8%
  • Grade min
    41.9%
  • Distance climb
    4,108 ft
  • Distance down
    778 ft
  • Distance flat
    869 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:47
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Status:
on Jul 18, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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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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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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
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      Descent 3 Trail Reports

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      Jul 18, 2020 @ 1:59pm
      Jul 18, 2020
      Cleaned out a bunch of fallen branches so it should be all clear.
      Jun 29, 2020 @ 1:43pm
      Jun 29, 2020
      Tree still down.
      Jun 20, 2020 @ 7:20am
      Jun 20, 2020
      Tree down just before it crosses spur rd
      May 30, 2020 @ 6:52pm
      May 30, 2020
      reporter All clear.
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 4:36pm
      Oct 6, 2019
      About 8 or 9 trees down in upper switchbacks. Super sketch bushwhack through there. Minor trail debris as well.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 37 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 18 rides
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