4 miles
Distance
751 ft
Climb
-1,099 ft
Descent
00:36:15
Avg time

Smooth Salamander Details

  • Riding area
    Castle Mountain
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking

Part of the Elk Valley / TransCanada Trail; Not to be outdone by its famous reptilian cousin across the valley (Lazy Lizard) the Morrissey area has its very own Smooth Salamander. This is part of the Trans Canada and a very fun flowy section of trail that goes on for a long way.

Expect machine built trail with berms, fun switchbacks and a couple of jaw-dropping viewpoints before heading back into the dark forest where the trolls live.

Keep an eye out as it crosses various DH runs (well signed). The people coming down there will not be able to stop.

Keep going onto the Trans Canada, or do a loop up one of the steeps mentioned above.

Access Info

A left off of Branch H as you head away from town. If you are looking for it from the other end it is right next to the little bridge section of River Road where Dopamine crosses.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Smooth Salamander mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -348 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,336 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,830 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,684 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,336 ft
  • Grade
    -1.799%
  • Grade max
    -48.36%
  • Grade min
    43.437%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,166 ft
  • Avg time
    00:36:15
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Status:
on Sep 30, 2017
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Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Smooth Salamander Trail Reports

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Sep 30, 2017 @ 6:38am
Sep 30, 2017
Some wet and muddy sections. A lot of fresh bear sign on the trail.
Sep 15, 2017 @ 5:45pm
Sep 15, 2017
reporter All trails are open again! Yay!
Sep 4, 2017 @ 8:03am
Sep 4, 2017
reporter TRAILS ARE ALL CLOSED DUE TO FIRE HAZARD - SEVERE FINES FOR RIDING OR HIKING
Aug 28, 2017 @ 1:27pm
Aug 28, 2017
Trail Re-Opened - Detour around barb wire fence, to River Road, then continue on trail.
Aug 14, 2017 @ 8:00am
Aug 14, 2017
Dead cow has been cleared.
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Aug 9, 2017 @ 5:08pm
Aug 9, 2017
Smooth Salamander, Fernie

Routes with this trail

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Trans Canada Trail (Elk Valley Trail) - Sparwood to Elko
52 miles

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