3 miles
Distance
66 ft
Climb
-1,782 ft
Descent
00:39:41
Avg time

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
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #17910 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lower Rail Trail mountain 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
    -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
    00:39:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:35
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Status:
on Sep 9, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Lower Rail Trail Trail Reports

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      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.
      Jun 20, 2020 @ 10:57am
      Jun 20, 2020
      Excellent shape
      May 25, 2019 @ 10:47am
      May 25, 2019
      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. ????
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 23 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 72 rides
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      Sep 9, 2020 @ 8:46pm
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      Sep 9, 2020 @ 8:45pm
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      206 |
      Aug 7, 2015 @ 12:06am
      Aug 7, 2015
      227 |
      Aug 7, 2015 @ 12:05am
      Aug 7, 2015

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Princeton Chugger Ride
      26 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag joeydarrk (Aug 18, 2018 at 13:42)
       Hidden gem. Beauty.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Fuzzy01 (May 25, 2019 at 21:01)
       This trail really rocks! Princeton has a hidden hem that won’t stay hidden long! Rode the annual Chugger today, great event!
      Fuzzy
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag ookbiker18 (May 26, 2019 at 8:38)
       In great shape. Local group has done some recent work to clean it up.
      [Reply]

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