4 miles
Distance
519 ft
Climb
-3,351 ft
Descent
00:50:17
Avg time

Donkey Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Hedley
    , British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    April to November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #90682 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2016

An historic donkey trail that accessed the Mascot Mine above Hedley. The top half is old doubletrack, the lower half is singletrack. Overall, the trail is not difficult at all, but some short sections of tight switchbacks combined with some very exposed parts mean that less experienced riders may not want to ride this trail.

This trail is at least 120 years old. If you've ever ridden Idaho Peak, it is similar to both Choices and the Wakefield. Very scenic.

Access Info

Note that at the trailhead, you will be looking for the lower road within a couple hundred meters of the start. At the old barn, you will want to go through the yard here past a very old miner cabin. Roughly halfway down, you will dead end at an old bunkhouse. Backtrack a bit and look for the singletrack. At the bottom, turn right and traverse to the access road for the water tower or you risk getting chased out of someone's backyard. Hedley dogs can be savage!

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

More Stats for Donkey Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,832 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,814 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,711 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,645 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,814 ft
  • Grade
    -13.005%
  • Grade max
    -73.801%
  • Grade min
    82.444%
  • Distance climb
    3,884 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    426 ft
  • Avg time
    00:50:17
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Wet
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  • Ideal
  • 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
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • 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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      Donkey Trail Trail Reports

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      Apr 28, 2019 @ 8:50pm
      Apr 28, 2019
      Jul 3, 2017 @ 11:15am
      Jul 3, 2017
      Jul 3, 2017 @ 11:15am
      Jul 3, 2017
      Clear, great trail.
      Jun 9, 2017 @ 9:41am
      Jun 9, 2017
      The trail is riding pretty good. A few trees down that I was able to move, grasses are starting to take over some of the trail due to not much...
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      Oct 24, 2016 @ 9:35am
      Oct 24, 2016

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag filiy (Jun 13, 2017 at 9:45)
       This is a really great trail, awesome views a bit of tricky riding, quite fun! Check your brake pads at the top, it's quite steep!
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