7 miles
Distance
1,843 ft
Climb
-1,444 ft
Descent
01:08:14
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
    #549

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
    01:08:14
  • Avg reverse time
    01:42:43
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Status:
on Jul 15, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.85 (23 votes)

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Layers winter
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
Jul 15, 2018 @ 9:08pm
Jul 15, 2018
Jan 9, 2018 @ 3:32pm
Jan 9, 2018
reporter Snow Covered
Oct 6, 2017 @ 12:58pm
Oct 6, 2017
Trail in A1 condition the whole way to the cabin. I went beyond (7KM) and it was a bit overgrown and not really worth it.
Sep 16, 2017 @ 10:50pm
Sep 16, 2017
Perfect day on KSB. Trail is in excellent shape with a few minor muddy spots as a result of the frost coming out of the ground. Get out and enjoy...
Sep 7, 2017 @ 10:44am
Sep 7, 2017
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Photos

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Jul 15, 2018 @ 9:05pm
Jul 15, 2018
Keystone Standard Basin
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Jun 19, 2018 @ 12:16pm
Jun 19, 2018
Keystone Standard Basin
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Jun 1, 2018 @ 6:51pm
Jun 1, 2018
Keystone Standard Basin
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May 30, 2018 @ 5:13pm
May 30, 2018
Keystone Standard Basin

3 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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