7 miles
Distance
1,843 ft
Climb
-1,444 ft
Descent
01:20:22
Avg time

Details

  • Riding area
    Keystone Standard Basin
    Revelstoke, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    mid July - October
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #561

Originally a hiking trail KSB is not snow free until early to mid July most years. An aggressive punchy up and out of the parking lot leads to a challenging rooty rocky forested climb that gets you to the open alpine meadows at 1 km then gives way to many kilometers of cruzy alpine MTBliss and steep techy climbs. The usual turn around is 11 km in at the Standard Cabin.

Keystone is a remote alpine trail with NO Cell coverage and no water. Come prepared for bike failures, rapid weather changes and bear encounters. Please respect the trail and the alpine environment and don't ride it when wet.

Access Info

Turn right onto Keystone FSR at 50 km on Hwy 23 North then follow the signs 17 km to the trailhead.

More Stats for Keystone Standard Basin mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    399 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,770 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,781 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,770 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,169 ft
  • Grade
    1.089%
  • Grade max
    -42.791%
  • Grade min
    65.816%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,427 ft
  • Avg time
    01:20:22
  • Avg reverse time
    01:42:43
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Status:
on Sep 17, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.85 (24 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to keystone-standard-basin trailhead (51.395159, -118.360654)
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Keystone... Trail Reports

datedescription
Sep 17, 2018 @ 8:33pm
Sep 17, 2018
Sep 5, 2018 @ 4:18pm
Sep 5, 2018
Trail is in great shape. Still some tackiness in the dirt.
Aug 22, 2018 @ 1:45pm
Aug 22, 2018
Very good riding, not overly dusty and away from the smoke
Jul 29, 2018 @ 2:05pm
Jul 29, 2018
Jul 15, 2018 @ 9:08pm
Jul 15, 2018
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Sep 1, 2018 @ 9:59pm
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Aug 4, 2018 @ 10:10pm
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Aug 4, 2018 @ 10:10pm
Aug 4, 2018
Keystone Standard Basin

4 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag Hogdawg12 (Aug 10, 2017 at 22:18)
 5hr round trip up Keystone. Very hard trail. Drank 3 liters of water. 3 cliff bars, 1 granola bar, lots of mio mix, 1 sandwich and steak bites. Ripped up back tire on descent.
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  • + 2
flag cartoon (Aug 24, 2017 at 12:39)
 Incredible views and mountain trail. Take it seriously as no cell reception or easy out. If you can clean the first 1.5km you have skills and lungs of a pro...make sure to save something for the alpine. Although the meadows are blue, many climbs, switchbacks and slope exposure keep this trail black. Best not to ride when wet as fragile alpine environment. One of the better alpine experience around.
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  • + 1
flag jerbc (Jul 7, 2018 at 8:47)
 Any update on the opening date?
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  • + 0
flag MountainHippy95 (Aug 17, 2018 at 7:05)
 Amazing views!
My partner lost his iPhone on the trip either at the bottom of the FSR or in the parking lot at the trail head. If found please lest me know!!
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