Smooth Salamander Details
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.
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-362 ft
Altitude min3,345 ft
Altitude max3,822 ft
Altitude start3,713 ft
Altitude end3,351 ft
Distance climb1 miles
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat2,020 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Smooth Salamander Trail Reports
Jun 17, 2018 @ 10:37amJun 17, 2018
|New barbwire fence is blocking the end of the trail|
May 25, 2018 @ 11:22amMay 25, 2018
|Armageddon cleared on Smooth Salamander by 3 kings. It's slightly more techy to get past root ball now. Some photos rotated for artistic effect,...|
May 24, 2018 @ 9:37amMay 24, 2018
|A couple of sections of pretty major deadfall just south of 3 Kings. Definitely needs chainsaw, and at least 2 people to clear it. You can still...|
Sep 30, 2017 @ 6:38amSep 30, 2017
|Some wet and muddy sections. A lot of fresh bear sign on the trail.|
Sep 15, 2017 @ 5:45pmSep 15, 2017
|reporter All trails are open again! Yay!|
Routes with this trail
|Trans Canada Trail (Elk Valley Trail) - Sparwood to Elko||52 miles|
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