5,108 ft
Distance
675 ft
Climb
-18 ft
Descent
00:22:36
Avg time

Merry Go Round Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    Merry Creek
    Castlegar, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Merry-go-Round
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    March-November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #2093 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #44526 in Trail Running
    • #15241 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
  • Year Opened
    2014

The climbing trail to access Hail Merry and also a great beginner descent. No TTFs but the infamous "Cliff Hanger" bridge is something that needs to be seen. The climb is quite strenuous with lots of challenging switchbacks and a fairly consistent grade that doesn't offer much chance for recovery. The descent provides a good challenge to an unconfident beginner rider while still being a smooth fast twisty ride for the more skilled riders.

Access Info

2km up Merry Creek FSR is the parking lot. Head up the bottom of Hail Merry and take the first right fork on the bridge.

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More Stats for Merry Go Round mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    658 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,584 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,254 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,596 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,255 ft
  • Grade
    12.9%
  • Grade max
    -7.3%
  • Grade min
    93.3%
  • Distance climb
    4,360 ft
  • Distance down
    538 ft
  • Distance flat
    213 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:36
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:19
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Status:
on Jun 30, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.85 (23 votes)
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      Merry Go Round Trail Reports

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      Jun 30, 2022 @ 9:01am
      Jun 30, 2022
      reporter
      May 23, 2022 @ 5:18pm
      May 23, 2022
      May 14, 2022 @ 11:08am
      May 14, 2022
      Puddles in some switchbacks
      Apr 30, 2022 @ 1:34pm
      Apr 30, 2022
      Apr 25, 2022 @ 3:24pm
      Apr 25, 2022
      One snowy section at the tip top not very long
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 56 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 361 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,337 rides
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      Nov 13, 2021 @ 5:48am
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      Jul 6, 2021 @ 12:10pm
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      Sep 21, 2020 @ 5:25am
      Sep 21, 2020
      138 |
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 9:07pm
      Jul 12, 2020

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      ryancartiers (Jul 9, 2021 at 0:14)
       great climbing trail
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      Merry Go Round, Captain Kangaroo & Hail Merry
      9:58 | 408 | Oct 18, 2019 , Castlegar
      2 Wheels & 4 Paws: Merry Creek
      2:28 | 297 | May 24, 2019 , Castlegar
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