2,094 ft
Distance
4 ft
Climb
-255 ft
Descent
00:02:05
Avg time

Milky Way (upper) Details

  • Riding area
    Monte Christo - KC
    Rossland, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • 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
    No
  • 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
    00:02:05
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:30
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Status:
on Jan 14, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 3.6 (5 votes)

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Milky Way (upper) Trail Reports

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Jan 14, 2018 @ 6:39pm
Jan 14, 2018
Unpacked snow.
Jul 8, 2017 @ 8:18pm
Jul 8, 2017
May 24, 2017 @ 7:01pm
May 24, 2017
Tree down about 3 turns after pale ale joins
May 11, 2017 @ 2:50pm
May 11, 2017
reporter The KCTS trail-crew has now completed seasonal maintenance.
May 8, 2017 @ 4:11pm
May 8, 2017
Couple wet berms but other then that it was dry and fast!
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May 8, 2017 @ 4:12pm
May 8, 2017
Milky Way (upper), Kelowna
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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
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May 29, 2009 @ 6:27pm
May 29, 2009
Milky Way (upper), Rossland

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