1.2 miles
Distance
457 ft
Climb
-178 ft
Descent
00:24:55
Avg time
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Smallwood Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Smallwood Creek
    Nelson, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #72874 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #24649 in Trail Running
    • #12940 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking

Rocky and challenging XC riding that takes you out to a pretty amazing, panoramic view of the Kootenay River valley and the northern peaks of the Bonnington Range. From here either turn around and ride back the way you came, or just before the lookout, drop in to Bigwood or Smallwood - DH.

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More Stats for Smallwood Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    278 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,921 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,304 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,921 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,199 ft
  • Grade
    4.48%
  • Grade max
    -21.621%
  • Grade min
    40.89%
  • Distance climb
    3,923 ft
  • Distance down
    1,752 ft
  • Distance flat
    535 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:27:41
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Status:
on Jul 30, 2022
Very Dry
Avg: 3.5 (8 votes)
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  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Smallwood Trail Trail Reports

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      Jul 30, 2022 @ 1:19pm
      Jul 30, 2022
      May 28, 2022 @ 10:40am
      May 28, 2022
      Oct 25, 2021 @ 4:33pm
      Oct 25, 2021
      All good
      Sep 23, 2021 @ 8:45am
      Sep 23, 2021
      Sep 11, 2021 @ 2:34pm
      Sep 11, 2021
      Large tree down around 50 from start of trail that needs a chainsaw. Other wise, trail in good shape.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 57 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 349 rides
      • Last: Oct 3, 2022

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      Jul 21, 2022 @ 12:33pm
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      Sep 23, 2021 @ 5:39pm
      Sep 23, 2021
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      Sep 23, 2021 @ 5:38pm
      Sep 23, 2021

      Routes with this trail

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      2017 Singletrack 6: Stage 4 - Smallwood race28 miles

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Guywoodski FOPRTS (Nov 11, 2019 at 20:27)
      An excellent easy hike with a great destination viewpoint.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      icmtns (Aug 28, 2019 at 16:38)
      Would have been better the other way than what Trailforks recommends
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      • + 0
      koehngroup (Jul 3, 2017 at 20:44)
      Fun trail both directions. Some challenging technical rock drops as you get closer to the lookout but mostly flowing. Great view from the lookout.
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