Lower Rail Trail Details
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
Altitude change-1,714 ft
Altitude min2,363 ft
Altitude max4,077 ft
Altitude start4,077 ft
Altitude end2,363 ft
Distance climb1,439 ft
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat1,684 ft
Avg reverse time00:05:35
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Lower Rail Trail Trail Reports
Sep 7, 2017 @ 8:14pmSep 7, 2017
|Very dry and loose in spots. One tree across the trail but easy to get over. Good trail for everyone. Will be a blast with a bit of rain. ????|
Jun 10, 2016 @ 10:16amJun 10, 2016
Sep 21, 2015 @ 1:40pmSep 21, 2015
|trees down across trail|
Sep 15, 2015 @ 9:22amSep 15, 2015
|Large tree down across trail, blocking trail 2 trees part way down the lower section of the trail Getting rutted around several corners|
Aug 7, 2015 @ 1:09amAug 7, 2015
|Minor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts developing, brake bumps) A bit washed out in a few sections... mostly due to the dry nature of the trail.|
Routes with this trail
|Princeton Chugger Ride||26 miles|
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