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
    #22715 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 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.

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 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

LEGEND
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 k--s trailhead (49.975714, -117.225033)
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      K & S Trail Reports

      datedescription
      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.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
      All
      • 48 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      Jul 5, 2018 @ 8:36pm
      Jul 5, 2018
      K & S, My City
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      Jul 5, 2018 @ 8:34pm
      Jul 5, 2018
      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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]

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