2,094 ft
Distance
4 ft
Climb
-255 ft
Descent
00:02:14
Avg time

Milky Way (upper) Details

  • Riding Area
    Monte Christo - KC
    Rossland, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    April - Nov
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #18539 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Upper Milky Way is a smooth bench cut trail with some natural technical features including off camber roots, rocks, a small optional bridge drop and a small rock roll/drop with a transition bridge. The trail caters to all skill levels and descends via fast, poppy corners and well organized swoopy trail. Upper Milky Way can be a fast, fun connector linking trails to Lower Milky Way and can be incorporated on a number of different rides. The trail is accessed from the Northstar Trail or just below the midway point via Pale Ale. The trail also links smoothly with the KC ridge trail which exits on North Star. Be sure to reward the purveyors of your smile with a donation to the KCTS so they can continue to build and maintain awesome grinners like this one.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Milky Way (upper) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -252 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,419 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,672 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,672 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,421 ft
  • Grade
    -12.013%
  • Grade max
    -37.339%
  • Grade min
    5.67%
  • Distance climb
    65 ft
  • Distance down
    1,877 ft
  • Distance flat
    121 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:30
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Status:
on May 23, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.85 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
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  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Milky Way (upper) Trail Reports

      datedescription
      May 23, 2018 @ 6:46pm
      May 23, 2018
      May 19, 2018 @ 12:31pm
      May 19, 2018
      May 16, 2018 @ 4:54am
      May 16, 2018
      reporter Trees cleared. Minor snow and wet sections.
      May 4, 2018 @ 7:42am
      May 4, 2018
      Completely covered in snow still, and a lot of very big trees down. It is going to be awhile
      Mar 19, 2018 @ 9:33am
      Mar 19, 2018
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 36 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 900 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 28, 2009 @ 1:09pm
      Nov 28, 2009
      | 1 comments Milky Way (upper), Rossland
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      May 29, 2009 @ 6:51pm
      May 29, 2009
      | 8 comments Milky Way (upper), Rossland
      866 |
      May 29, 2009 @ 6:27pm
      May 29, 2009
      Milky Way (upper), Rossland
      270 |
      Sep 25, 2007 @ 11:39pm
      Sep 25, 2007
      Milky Way (upper), Rossland

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