6.9 miles
Distance
1,843 ft
Climb
-1,444 ft
Descent
01:56:06
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Keystone Standard Basin
    Revelstoke, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    mid July - October
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #3382 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #19157 in E-Biking
    • #21577 in Trail Running
    • #94 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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 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
    01:56:06
  • Avg reverse time
    01:56:36
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Status:
on Sep 11, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.7 (32 votes)

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Very Dry
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      Keystone... Trail Reports

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      Sep 11, 2021 @ 10:12am
      Sep 11, 2021
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 9:15am
      Aug 6, 2021
      Rained today which made everything tacky and perfect. Trail is amazing snd a beautiful ride. We went past the cabin and up to Standard Peak...
      Jul 16, 2021 @ 9:05am
      Jul 16, 2021
      reporter Trail to the cabin is clear with one small snowpatch in the usual spot that will likely melt off soon.
      Oct 16, 2020 @ 1:11pm
      Oct 16, 2020
      reporter
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 2:49pm
      Oct 12, 2020
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      Trail Lists

      12 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      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.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      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.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      jerbc (Jul 7, 2018 at 8:47)
       Any update on the opening date?
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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!!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      fri501pm (Jul 29, 2019 at 12:42)
       Many opportunities to filter water from multiple stream crossings. No need to carry lots of water if you bring a filter. Acces road is in good shape, 2wd cars can easily drive it.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      iphonefreddy (Sep 4, 2021 at 19:32)
       She’s a great adventure! The bones are showing top to bottom so she’s pretty technical, you’ll want your suspension dialed in and your skills sharp. It’s a hiking trail and a spectacular one at that but not perfectly suited to biking, takes some effort but worth doing if you love a good adventure
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      JD81 (Sep 7, 2021 at 14:02)
       No cell coverage yes. Seemed to be a couple of great places for getting fresh water though. Obviously these are alpine streams so drink at your own risk ✌
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      averagejoebenmtb (Sep 8, 2021 at 7:07)
       any info about the cabin being accessed? can anyone stay for the night? how long is the ride to the cabin? thanks
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      averagejoebenmtb (Sep 8, 2021 at 7:01)
       any info about the cabin being accessed? can anyone stay for the night? thanks
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Moloannette (Sep 8, 2021 at 15:29)
       @averagejoebenmtb…. We rode KSB on Sept 7th. Cabin is accessible. If you take your time, you need ~2-2 1/2 hours
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      • + 1
      averagejoebenmtb (Sep 8, 2021 at 22:15)
       thank you
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      swilsons (Sep 14, 2021 at 15:25)
       A grind on the uphill, for sure. Glad I did it, but don't think I'd rush back to ride it again. For me, it's an every now and again trail.
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