2,094 ft
Distance
4 ft
Climb
-255 ft
Descent
00:02:25
Avg time

Milky Way (upper) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #18539 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 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) mountain bike trail 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
    00:02:25
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:29
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Status:
on Sep 27, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.1 (9 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
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  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Radar Time
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • 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
  • 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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      Milky Way (upper) Trail Reports

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      Sep 27, 2020 @ 11:33am
      Sep 27, 2020
      Aug 13, 2020 @ 3:24pm
      Aug 13, 2020
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 2:32pm
      Aug 4, 2020
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 8:43am
      Aug 2, 2020
      Much of the deadfall has been cleared, but still a lot of branches, debris and snow patches. Avoid for now.
      May 9, 2020 @ 7:37am
      May 9, 2020
      reporter The KCTS trail crew have completed seasonal inspection and maintenance. Still muddy in spots.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 62 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,222 rides
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      Photos

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      270 |
      Nov 28, 2009 @ 1:09pm
      Nov 28, 2009
      | 1 comments
      1,408 |
      May 29, 2009 @ 6:51pm
      May 29, 2009
      | 8 comments
      884 |
      May 29, 2009 @ 6:27pm
      May 29, 2009
      306 |
      Sep 25, 2007 @ 11:39pm
      Sep 25, 2007

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      6 miles
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