4 miles
Distance
218 ft
Climb
-3,096 ft
Descent
00:40:42
Avg time

Hopeful Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Panorama Mountain Resort
    Invermere, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    July-Sept
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #13677 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
  • 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

Bike Park

More Stats for Hopeful mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,879 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,527 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,484 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,483 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,605 ft
  • Grade
    -13.74%
  • Grade max
    -47.716%
  • Grade min
    30.425%
  • Distance climb
    2,303 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    511 ft
  • Avg time
    00:40:42
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Status:
on Jul 5, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4.65 (12 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • 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

  • 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
      Directions to hopeful trailhead (50.411610, -116.188590)
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      Hopeful Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 1:35pm
      Jul 5, 2020
      Some wet sections but clear of trees.
      Jun 25, 2020 @ 8:53am
      Jun 25, 2020
      Wet sections up high. Small trees down in lower sections.
      Dec 17, 2019 @ 6:47pm
      Dec 17, 2019
      Bike Park closed for the season, see you in 2020! :)
      Jul 11, 2019 @ 9:56am
      Jul 11, 2019
      Oct 30, 2018 @ 9:42am
      Oct 30, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 14 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 134 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      30 |
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 7:56pm
      Jul 12, 2020
      44 |
      Jul 19, 2019 @ 2:27pm
      Jul 19, 2019
      336 |
      Sep 21, 2016 @ 3:27pm
      Sep 21, 2016
      561 |
      Jun 23, 2016 @ 6:52am
      Jun 23, 2016

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Tneault CVCS (Sep 5, 2015 at 8:04)
       Great trail but is very overgrown for about 1/3.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag tinfoil (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]
      • + 2
      flag 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
      flag Ridge-Rider (Jul 17, 2016 at 18:58)
       Superb job on the trail upgrades - an awesome ride
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag chopstix007 (Aug 3, 2016 at 17:17)
       Can't wait to ride this one!!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag cbdtvm (Sep 26, 2016 at 11:45)
       Rode this trail on September 4th. In fantastic condition.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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]

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