7.8 miles
Distance
115 ft
Climb
-6,596 ft
Descent
02:35:40
Avg time

Mt. Cartier Upper Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cartier
    Revelstoke, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Summer
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #12929 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 60 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.

Disclaimer

Due to the Bridge being unsafe the trail has been closed until further notice.

More Stats for Mt. Cartier Upper hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -6,481 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,994 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,517 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,517 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,037 ft
  • Grade
    -15.8%
  • Grade max
    -89.9%
  • Grade min
    49.1%
  • Distance climb
    551 ft
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    463 ft
  • Avg time
    02:35:40
  • Avg reverse time
    06:23:21
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Status:
on Dec 28, 2020
Avg: 4.35 (21 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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      Mt. Cartier Upper Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Dec 28, 2020 @ 7:15am
      Dec 28, 2020
      reporter Due to the location of the bridge, effective immediately, the Mt. Cartier Lookout Recreation Trail is closed from the lower viewpoint junction...
      Nov 27, 2020 @ 8:37am
      Nov 27, 2020
      reporter
      Nov 17, 2020 @ 7:58pm
      Nov 17, 2020
      reporter
      Oct 29, 2020 @ 12:00am
      Oct 29, 2020
      Oct 28, 2020 @ 12:00am
      Oct 28, 2020
      reporter Contractor working on the trail.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      All
      • 213 rides
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      Photos

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      Jan 23, 2018 @ 8:01pm
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      Oct 7, 2017 @ 10:12am
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      Trail Lists

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      MontanaStateUniversity (Aug 9, 2017 at 13:41)
       No downed trees. Bit Dusty.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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]
      • + 1
      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]
      • + 0
      alexcadotte (Aug 3, 2020 at 11:42)
       definitely a must trail in revy, one of the best trail, good mix of different style of riding. super narrow traversing to tight switchback at the top, then thru the wood more technical but still flowly. fast flowly section on a traverse. we did it in about 1h15min with a few quick stops, for intermediate or expert rider only, it's a long way down.
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