3 miles
136 ft
-2,439 ft
Avg time

Needles Details

  • Riding Area
    Thimble Mountain
    Grand Forks, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face

Steep downhill along rock faces and sand/dirt.

Access Info

Trailhead coordinate: UTM 391356/ 5442938

Travel 16km up North Fork Rd. from Grand Forks, this is where the trail ends and there is parking by the junction. Continue up the west side of the valley and turn onto Brown Creek/Eholt road. Head up to the old rail grade and turn right onto Rathmullen FSR. Hang a hard left and go to the top of the mountain. Here you will intersect with the lookout loop on Thimble Mountain trail. Ride your bike to the lookout and as you look down into the valley you will see Needles shoot off to the left.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Needles bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,303 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,829 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,146 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,146 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,843 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,743 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    752 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to needles-48268 trailhead (49.133620, -118.482880)
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Needles Trail Reports

Jun 18, 2018 @ 8:46am
Jun 18, 2018
reporter MANY TREES DOWN! and some sections of the trail are a bit "lost".
Jun 10, 2017 @ 11:06pm
Jun 10, 2017
Trail was cleared and raked from top to bottom.
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Aug 22, 2018 @ 9:07am
Aug 22, 2018
Needles, My City
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Aug 22, 2018 @ 9:07am
Aug 22, 2018
Needles, My City

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