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
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking

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) mountain 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 Style
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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 milky-way-upper trailhead (49.090980, -117.786317)
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Milky Way (upper) Trail Reports

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

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