8 miles
Distance
428 ft
Climb
-6,847 ft
Descent
02:18:35
Avg time

Mt. Cartier Upper Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Mountain Bike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cartier
    Revelstoke, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Summer
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #12929 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Canadian Enduro Series

Hiking trail to the alpine. Multi-use trail, so please yield to hikers.

The top section is rough single track with tight hiker corners. The bottom section is faster, rooty, slightly less technical unless wet.

More Stats for Mt. Cartier Upper bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -6,419 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,958 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,517 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,506 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,087 ft
  • Grade
    -15.627%
  • Grade max
    -125.371%
  • Grade min
    87.642%
  • Distance climb
    3,131 ft
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    774 ft
  • Avg time
    02:18:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:00
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Status:
on Oct 8, 2019
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.4 (16 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 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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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
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to mt-cartier-upper trailhead (50.912680, -118.057340)
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      Mt. Cartier Upper Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 8, 2019 @ 2:45pm
      Oct 8, 2019
      It snowed a lot today. Most likely not going to melt in 2019.
      Sep 22, 2019 @ 9:08am
      Sep 22, 2019
      Wet area above cabin: - Add drainage ditch with rock cribbing - Empty drainage catch - Increase out and backslope for drainage.
      Sep 22, 2019 @ 8:54am
      Sep 22, 2019
      Remove Tree Increase Drainage Empty Catch Basin
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 3:05pm
      Sep 21, 2019
      Increase and restore trail trail around fallen down tree
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 3:05pm
      Sep 21, 2019
      Restore trail tread due to erosion
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 41 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 211 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      14 |
      Sep 8, 2019 @ 7:52pm
      Sep 8, 2019
      10 |
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 9:15am
      Sep 2, 2019
      599 |
      Jan 23, 2018 @ 8:01pm
      Jan 23, 2018
      205 |
      Oct 7, 2017 @ 10:12am
      Oct 7, 2017

      Trail Lists

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag MontanaStateUniversity (Aug 9, 2017 at 13:41)
       No downed trees. Bit Dusty.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Foaner (Aug 26, 2019 at 14:25)
       Trail is incredibly fun too to bottom. Killer views at top, fun fast and flowy below tree line.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag absquared (Sep 4, 2019 at 13:10)
       Alpine ridge has very tight switchbacks. A little further down you can fly really fast, but if you catch your pedal while in attack position you can get sent of the hillside! Then through the forest all the way until the abandoned cabin it is root chute heaven. YOU MUST HAVE SINTERED BRAKES and adequate forearm and tricep strength or you'll end up walking most gnar sections. From the cabin to the waterfall at the bottom its hillside flow track they can get really narrow at points, with extreme hillside drop offs. I'll caveat these comments by saying we were dropped by helicopter into a thunder hailstorm, and it made all trails, rocks, roots instantly 40% more difficult.
      Basically if you don't fall hard at some point, you didn't do it right ????
      [Reply]

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