5,101 ft
Distance
764 ft
Climb
-96 ft
Descent
00:23:01
Avg time

Merry Go Round Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Merry Creek
    Castlegar, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Merry-go-Round
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    March-November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #1648 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Merry Go Round mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    668 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,584 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,263 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,595 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,263 ft
  • Grade
    13.092%
  • Grade max
    -37.956%
  • Grade min
    70.478%
  • Distance climb
    3,552 ft
  • Distance down
    804 ft
  • Distance flat
    744 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:01
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:26
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Status:
on Jul 10, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.95 (19 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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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • 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
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to merry-go-round trailhead (49.294470, -117.681490)
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      Merry Go Round Trail Reports

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      Jul 10, 2020 @ 9:28am
      Jul 10, 2020
      Jul 1, 2020 @ 11:32am
      Jul 1, 2020
      Jun 26, 2020 @ 9:50am
      Jun 26, 2020
      Jun 21, 2020 @ 1:32pm
      Jun 21, 2020
      Jun 3, 2020 @ 5:58pm
      Jun 3, 2020
      90% dry today just a few small puddles or wet sections along the way.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 13 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 273 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 467 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 12, 2020 @ 9:07pm
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      Jun 22, 2020 @ 9:11am
      Jun 22, 2020
      16 |
      Jun 22, 2020 @ 9:11am
      Jun 22, 2020
      36 |
      May 9, 2019 @ 5:54pm
      May 9, 2019

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      Merry Go Round, Captain Kangaroo & Hail Merry
      9:58 | 124 | Oct 18, 2019 , Castlegar
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      2:28 | 163 | May 24, 2019 , Castlegar
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