3 miles
66 ft
-1,782 ft
Avg time

Lower Rail Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    China Ridge
    Princeton, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on Trail
  • Global Ranking

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 bike 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,443 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    343 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on May 29, 2018
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to lower-rail-trail trailhead (49.509380, -120.631560)
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Lower Rail Trail Trail Reports

May 29, 2018 @ 11:49pm
May 29, 2018
All good and fun until after crossing coalmont road. Small portion from coalmont down has several trees ( some pretty big) across it completely...
Sep 7, 2017 @ 8:14pm
Sep 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 @ 10:16am
Jun 10, 2016
Sep 21, 2015 @ 1:40pm
Sep 21, 2015
trees down across trail
Sep 15, 2015 @ 9:22am
Sep 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
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Aug 7, 2015 @ 12:06am
Aug 7, 2015
Lower Rail Trail, Princeton
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Aug 7, 2015 @ 12:05am
Aug 7, 2015
Lower Rail Trail, Princeton

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag joeydarrk (Aug 18, 2018 at 13:42)
 Hidden gem. Beauty.

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10:08 | 204 | Aug 7, 2015 , Princeton
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