2.0 miles
10 ft
-1,227 ft
Avg time

Dewdney (Upper) Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    Dewdney Frontside
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Season
    May - Oct
  • Global Ranking

NOTE: Upper Dewdney received significant remediation and re-routing in the fall of 2016 and will now be riding better than ever.
The Dewdney trail was originally built nearly 150 years ago, and although the current route utilizes only small sections of the original prospector route, the historic character of the trail is difficult to escape. Today, the KCTS maintains and manages the Dewdney into a super fast and flowy downhill, that will entertain and thrill riders of most abilities. The corridor is wide and open, with many small hits and bermed turns to excite the freeriders and downhillers. In other sections, the trail is eroded and loose, wet at times but always engaging as it rolls and descends for over 5 km to Highway 22 near Paterson and the US/Canada border.

The original Dewdney Trail was a 700 km long, all-Canadian route along the southern border of the newly established colony of British Columbia. It linked the town of Hope in the Fraser Valley to the goldfields near Fort Steele in the East Kootenay and was built in 1865. Today, the Dewdney is more popular with riders of the Seven Summits trail, who use Dewdney to finish their epic ride.

source: KCTS Website
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Dewdney (Upper) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,218 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,385 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,603 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,603 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,385 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    273 ft
  • Distance down
    1.9 miles
  • Distance flat
    507 ft
  • Avg time
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on Sep 12, 2016
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Dewdney (Upper) Trail Reports

Sep 12, 2016 @ 5:03pm
Sep 12, 2016
reporter 2 trees down.
Sep 12, 2016 @ 12:28pm
Sep 12, 2016
All good with the new trail added
Jul 2, 2016 @ 4:09pm
Jul 2, 2016
Heads up for the newer water drainages. Also tree down about half way down full Dewdney. Unfortunately, cannot remember upper or lower but not too...
May 18, 2016 @ 5:55am
May 18, 2016
reporter The KCTS trail crew have now cleared the ridiculous amount of windfall. The trail is still in pretty rough early season condition, and there's a...
Apr 4, 2016 @ 3:34pm
Apr 4, 2016
Snow packed.
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Seven Summits / Dewdney
21.9 miles
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