2,094 ft
Distance
4 ft
Climb
-255 ft
Descent
00:03:01
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
  • 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
    #11940 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #28412 in Trail Running
    • #48630 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 90 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.

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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
    00:03:01
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:40
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Status:
on May 18, 2022
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4.1 (9 votes)
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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      Milky Way (upper) Trail Reports

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      May 18, 2022 @ 7:53am
      May 18, 2022
      Still very muddy and the first left corner is mid-repair. Best to avoid until it’s had several days to dry out.
      May 3, 2022 @ 2:04pm
      May 3, 2022
      Best avoided for another few days as significant short mud sections. They require dismount in order to not do damage.
      Aug 21, 2021 @ 2:23pm
      Aug 21, 2021
      Aug 21, 2021 @ 2:23pm
      Aug 21, 2021
      Aug 21, 2021 @ 2:18pm
      Aug 21, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 151 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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      • 1,717 rides
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      Sep 25, 2007 @ 11:39pm
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