5 miles
Distance
788 ft
Climb
-1,569 ft
Descent
00:43:43
Avg time

K & S Details

  • Riding Area
    New Denver
    New Denver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May - November
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for K & S bike 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
    00:43:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:54:22
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Status:
on Aug 4, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (3 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to k--s trailhead (49.975714, -117.225033)
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K & S Trail Reports

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Aug 4, 2018 @ 9:53am
Aug 4, 2018
Jul 5, 2018 @ 8:25pm
Jul 5, 2018
Trail was in great condition. One downed tree up top but easy to hike-a-bike over for a few feet.
May 20, 2018 @ 11:32pm
May 20, 2018
Aug 9, 2017 @ 5:27pm
Aug 9, 2017
Dry and clear
Jul 19, 2017 @ 9:00pm
Jul 19, 2017
everything is super sweet.
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Jul 5, 2018 @ 8:36pm
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Jul 5, 2018 @ 8:34pm
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K & S, My City
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Jul 5, 2018 @ 8:33pm
Jul 5, 2018
K & S, My City
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Jul 5, 2018 @ 8:31pm
Jul 5, 2018
K & S, My City

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag 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.
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  • + 0
flag 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.
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