2.7 miles
Distance
66 ft
Climb
-1,782 ft
Descent
00:16:42
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Lower Rail Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    China Ridge
    Princeton, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #54133 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The new mountain bike Rail Trail originates on the China Ridge Trail network and joins with the historic Kettle Valley Rail Trail (KVR). “It has challenges, but has been built to accommodate more than just the extreme cyclists who like to shred through a course at lightening speed. Those less brave, insane and/or skilled can still maneuver the course with a bit of concentration and athleticism.” says Trail Peak.com



"This is the kind of course the rest of B.C. is missing," Whistler trail builder Duncan Mackenzie stated. "There are lots of tough courses for the real hard core bikers, but not much for anyone else." Smiling, Duncan added “This is a trail I could take my [non hard core biker] friends on. I would enjoy it and they would still be talking to me after the ride.”


The trail is an intermediate trail rated as blue. It has something for all ages. Kids and their parents can use the trail making it a great way for a family to spend a day in the great outdoors.


The trail descends down a beautiful south facing slope covered with a mix of deciduous and evergreen trees. It begins on the China Ridge Trails, meanders through a challenging course of trees, rocks, deadfalls and dips before terminating at the beautiful White Sands Beach along the Tulameen River. There is a breathtakingly beautiful swimming hole and a sandy beach to rest on before tackling the 18 kilometres return ride to Princeton along the scenic KVR.

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More Stats for Lower Rail Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,717 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,362 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,078 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,078 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,362 ft
  • Grade
    -11.909%
  • Grade max
    -41.207%
  • Grade min
    14.7%
  • Distance climb
    1,443 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    343 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:35
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on Sep 9, 2023
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      Lower Rail Trail Trail Reports

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      Sep 9, 2023 @ 4:08am
      Sep 9, 2023
      Aug 3, 2022 @ 12:28pm
      Aug 3, 2022
      Excellent condition. Accessed from the Parker trail. The locals have done a great job building and maintaining this trail.
      Jul 18, 2021 @ 8:54am
      Jul 18, 2021
      Apr 23, 2021 @ 12:17pm
      Apr 23, 2021
      Pushed up and cleared a few trees, sticks and rocks. Got a little snowy at the top but what a blast! 10/10 would ride again
      Sep 9, 2020 @ 8:37pm
      Sep 9, 2020
      Excellent condition. Careful, the bridge (Duncan's Ladder) has a wasp nest next to it or under.
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