1.1 miles
Distance
15 ft
Climb
-11 ft
Descent
00:17:28
Avg time

PWT (West) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Backcountry Ski
  • 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
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #5621 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #9019 in Trail Running
    • #17648 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
    • 85 in Snowshoeing
    • 5 in Skiing

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.

The trail name is a reference both to one of the original trail builders at SMH (Peter) and the craft beer "Pete's Wicked Ale" that was popular at the time.

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
    00:17:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:36
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on May 10, 2024
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 44 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 724 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 9,355 rides
      • Last: Jun 16, 2024

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      Apr 13, 2021 @ 5:38am
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      Oct 24, 2022 @ 2:16pm
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      Jun 2, 2021 @ 11:59am
      Jun 2, 2021
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      May 29, 2021 @ 10:51am
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