4.6 miles
Distance
788 ft
Climb
-1,569 ft
Descent
01:01:43
Avg time

K & S Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    New Denver
    , British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May - November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #80065 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #68452 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This trail follows the path of the historic K&S Railroad. It can be ridden from the Three Forks end (steep climb) or the preferred Sandon trailhead at the replica railroad station. From Sandon, the first couple of kilometers are very easy family friendly. The trail gets interesting as you cross the bridge at Payne Creek where it turns from a green rating to blue. The trail becomes rolling as you ride in and out of creek crossings and traverse tailings slopes. There are historical markers and mountain views along the way. The trail finishes with a fast 2 km descent to Three Forks.

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More Stats for K & S mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -781 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,735 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,529 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,516 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,735 ft
  • Grade
    -3.249%
  • Grade max
    -101.849%
  • Grade min
    42.369%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    806 ft
  • Avg time
    01:01:43
  • Avg reverse time
    01:40:21
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Status:
on May 21, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 3.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
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  • Icy
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  • Ideal
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      K & S Trail Reports

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      May 21, 2021 @ 9:03pm
      May 21, 2021
      All fallen trees, branches and rootballs have been removed and the trail is looking amazing! Now is a great time to ride the K&S before she...
      Oct 5, 2020 @ 3:25pm
      Oct 5, 2020
      Autumn is beautiful on the K&S! All riding great; tree removed near the Three Forks end; trail very enjoyable.
      Aug 14, 2020 @ 11:11pm
      Aug 14, 2020
      The Cody Spur - a fun and scenic alternative to the first, flat part of the K&S - has been cleared, snipped and raked. If you are hiking or...
      Jun 27, 2020 @ 4:00pm
      Jun 27, 2020
      Trees removed today so trail is running smooth! :-) Switchbacks saw some raking and strimming, also first half of trail has been strimmed clear....
      Jun 26, 2020 @ 8:36pm
      Jun 26, 2020
      Three trees down blocking the trail. One is in the switchbacks at the Three Forks end, other two between Payne tailings and the Payne Bluffs.......
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 21 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 49 rides
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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Bman69 (Aug 9, 2017 at 17:25)
       Great trail, only truly gets tough at end during the switch backs on the dissent. The rest of the trail is very flowy and tight.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      billbek (Oct 17, 2018 at 12:04)
       Top end from Sandon to Payne siding is a nice family out and back.
      The downhill after Payne siding is fun for people with decent bike handling skills. I would hesitate to take younger riders with 24” wheel bikes and questionable braking skills. YMMV.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      123456mj (May 23, 2019 at 19:30)
       O my ...what a fun trail ...first part kind of lame but second part is the best...all dowm nice turns....
      Kids loved it
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      tandemcompound (Aug 29, 2021 at 12:35)
       can i ride EAST from Payne bluff to Bear Lake via the old K n S grade. Is the bridge washout a hazard at McGuigan?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      tandemcompound (Aug 29, 2021 at 12:36)
       can I ride EAST of Payne bluff on the K n S grade to Bear Lake? Can you pass the down bridge at McGuigan?
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