5,231 ft
Distance
39 ft
Climb
-721 ft
Descent
00:10:19
Avg time

Hail Merry Details

  • 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
  • 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 [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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 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
    00:10:19
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Status:
on Nov 5, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.85 (12 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to hail-merry trailhead (49.288660, -117.686990)
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Hail Merry Trail Reports

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Nov 5, 2018 @ 10:10am
Nov 5, 2018
Trail was slightly wet but otherwise good shape
Oct 13, 2018 @ 4:04pm
Oct 13, 2018
Running real fast. Most of the brake bumps are cleaned up now.
Sep 15, 2018 @ 3:27pm
Sep 15, 2018
Thank you to our Mother for the moisture that we needed to shred again... love the tacky dirt.
Sep 2, 2018 @ 3:36pm
Sep 2, 2018
Some of the corners are getting a little rough and starting to blow out, but all in all the trail is perfect for this time of year.
Aug 27, 2018 @ 12:20pm
Aug 27, 2018
All clear!
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Photos

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Aug 27, 2018 @ 8:35pm
Aug 27, 2018
Hail Merry, Vancouver
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May 2, 2018 @ 4:03pm
May 2, 2018
Hail Merry, Castlegar
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Dec 6, 2015 @ 6:15pm
Dec 6, 2015
Hail Merry, Castlegar
1,005 |
Jun 12, 2013 @ 7:27am
Jun 12, 2013
Hail Merry, Castlegar

1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag TREADTURNER (Aug 7, 2017 at 10:18)
 Short trail, very fun to ride, worth doing a couple times in a day
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