4.0 miles
Distance
176 ft
Climb
-3,030 ft
Descent
00:31:39
Avg time

Hopeful Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Panorama Mountain Resort
    Invermere, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    July-Sept
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #19717 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #75664 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

An epic backcountry ride taking you from the alpine down to valley bottom. Starts off with some tighter corners and gradually becomes faster with more traversing. The whole trail flows really well with nothing particularly technical or steep. Hopeful has received some excellent upgrades over the past few years including two new bridges in 2019.

This trail is a remote backcountry ride which is not part of the main bike park. There is no cellphone coverage for the majority of the trail. Be prepared to be self sufficient with appropriate equipment. Well worth the pedal up for those who are prepared

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More Stats for Hopeful multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,854 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,530 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,479 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,479 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,626 ft
  • Grade
    -13.6%
  • Grade max
    -77.4%
  • Grade min
    43.6%
  • Distance climb
    1,424 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    92 ft
  • Avg time
    00:31:39
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Status:
on Jul 30, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.65 (12 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Hopeful Trail Reports

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      Jul 30, 2022 @ 8:43am
      Jul 30, 2022
      All clear and riding well. Dry near the bottom but that’s to be expected. Few blown out corners
      Jul 7, 2022 @ 7:13am
      Jul 7, 2022
      Cleared of deadfall on July 7th. Overgrown sections.
      Sep 5, 2021 @ 10:57am
      Sep 5, 2021
      All mountain trails within Panorama's Controlled Recreation Area are closed for the season. Access for biking and hiking is prohibited.
      Aug 20, 2021 @ 1:54pm
      Aug 20, 2021
      Caution: Freshly re-graded road just before and on Mercy Me.
      Aug 20, 2021 @ 1:53pm
      Aug 20, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 8 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 186 rides
      • Last: Aug 5, 2022

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      16 |
      Aug 13, 2021 @ 2:37pm
      Aug 13, 2021
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      Aug 13, 2021 @ 2:37pm
      Aug 13, 2021
      412 |
      Sep 21, 2016 @ 3:27pm
      Sep 21, 2016
      677 |
      Jun 23, 2016 @ 6:52am
      Jun 23, 2016

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      alpine-e (Aug 5, 2018 at 14:15)
      Rode from brewer to pano, all in great shape super fast and flowy.

      Not really a black a few steep switch backs but all rideable
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      cbdtvm (Sep 26, 2016 at 11:45)
      Rode this trail on September 4th. In fantastic condition.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      chopstix007 (Aug 3, 2016 at 17:17)
      Can't wait to ride this one!!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Ridge-Rider (Jul 17, 2016 at 18:58)
      Superb job on the trail upgrades - an awesome ride
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      PanoramaMountainVillage (Jun 6, 2016 at 12:15)
      There will be some basic maintenance and signage going in there over the next few weeks. The experience will be much improved.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      captain-sandbag (May 2, 2016 at 18:45)
      Shame it's overgrown in spots, but very worth it anyway. Would probably disagree with the blue rating. Black seems more appropriate, especially in current conditions.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Tneault CVCS (Sep 5, 2015 at 8:04)
      Great trail but is very overgrown for about 1/3.
      [Reply]





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