5,231 ft
Distance
39 ft
Climb
-721 ft
Descent
00:10:09
Avg time

Hail Merry Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Merry Creek
    Castlegar, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    March - November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Face, Skinny, Wallride
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1691 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2013

This trail has it all. Extremely well built trail that is generally low angle side hill flowy ripping with lots of berms and a few more difficult options and features as well. Short and oh so sweet.

Access Info

Up Merry Creek FSR 2km to the parking lot. To shuttle, continue up the road and take the next left fork. There will be a sign. Continue up the spur road until you reach the creek crossing. Park at the small pull out just before the creek or if your vehicle can take it continue past the creek and look for the trail head with sign on the left. For single track climbing head up the bottom of the trail and take the right fork at the bridge for Merry-Go-Round. Its a pretty good grunt with lots of tricky switchbacks to keep the climb interesting. Watch for riders coming down.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Hail Merry mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -682 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,590 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,272 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,272 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,591 ft
  • Grade max
    -45.625%
  • Grade min
    12.869%
  • Distance climb
    522 ft
  • Distance down
    4,529 ft
  • Distance flat
    131 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:09
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:23
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Status:
on Jul 1, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4.8 (25 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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  • One Direction
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • 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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      Hail Merry Trail Reports

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      Jul 1, 2020 @ 11:32am
      Jul 1, 2020
      A few wet and muddy sections but otherwise clear.
      Jun 26, 2020 @ 9:50am
      Jun 26, 2020
      May 23, 2020 @ 8:48pm
      May 23, 2020
      May 23, 2020 @ 8:47pm
      May 23, 2020
      May 9, 2020 @ 12:01pm
      May 9, 2020
      Good, moist ground but not to bad
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 13 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 188 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 307 rides
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      Jul 19, 2020 @ 3:57pm
      Jul 19, 2020
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      Jul 19, 2020 @ 3:56pm
      Jul 19, 2020
      148 |
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 9:08pm
      Jul 12, 2020
      | 1 comments
      115 |
      Aug 27, 2018 @ 8:35pm
      Aug 27, 2018

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag TREADTURNER (Aug 7, 2017 at 10:18)
       Short trail, very fun to ride, worth doing a couple times in a day
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Bethingbird (Jul 15, 2019 at 10:46)
       I love this trail, enough challenge for newbies with a good mix of flow. If you want to work on turns this is the one! Lots of tight corners, but not too many steep ones. Some fun looking features for the more experienced that can be bypassed. Also, the ride up Merry Go round is super fun with a suspension bridge and lots of wooden bridges. To make this a longer run I suggest heading up Green Jeans and doing the whole run. My new favorite!
      [Reply]

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