1.1 miles
Distance
15 ft
Climb
-11 ft
Descent
00:17:52
Avg time

PWT (West) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    South March Highlands
    Kanata, Ontario
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #5621 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #9019 in Trail Running
    • #17648 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking

What used to be the old end of Outback, PWT West is undeniably harder to ride both directions then PWT East. Some nice flowy bits are linked by difficulty technical sections, climbs and short descents, some high consequence. Best ridden from North Dogsled for a gentler ride with a small peppering of challenge. Riding from the Bailout junction is much more difficult, with demanding, punchy climbs and less flow overall.

Access Info

Continue from Inukshuk when riding PWT East or take Bailout and turn right at first intersection.

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More Stats for PWT (West) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    3 ft
  • Altitude min
    388 ft
  • Altitude max
    406 ft
  • Altitude start
    390 ft
  • Altitude end
    394 ft
  • Grade
    0.1%
  • Grade max
    -3.6%
  • Grade min
    3.2%
  • Distance climb
    1,007 ft
  • Distance down
    1,135 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,814 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:52
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:08
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Status:
on May 11, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4 (10 votes)
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Trail Conditions
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      PWT (West) Trail Reports

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      May 11, 2022 @ 8:03am
      May 11, 2022
      May 6, 2022 @ 5:12am
      May 6, 2022
      Apr 22, 2022 @ 7:01am
      Apr 22, 2022
      Very good on rocky areas. Some small muddy areas in depressions to ride through, but not a problem at all. Some slippery roots to content with.
      Apr 17, 2022 @ 10:18am
      Apr 17, 2022
      It's good. If you encounter mud, ride through the middle of it, not around it.
      Apr 16, 2022 @ 7:23pm
      Apr 16, 2022
      Some mud. Ride slowly through the mud, not around it.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 38 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 876 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
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      • 6,284 rides
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      Jun 2, 2021 @ 11:59am
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      South March Highlands PWT (GoPro Hero 3+) HD 1080p
      1223 | Oct 18, 2014 , Kanata
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