South Castle Details
This is a great extension to Southern Comfort. Fast and pretty open until you cross a gravel road and dive into the trees. At that point it's fast and a bit tighter.
Head up Hyperventilation. As you near the top there is a right turn labelled Castle Rocks, and the Hypervent trail turns sharp left. Follow the Castle Rocks Trail - starts off a bit down and then starts climbing pretty sharply up to a junction point about 600 metres from Hypervent. At the junction there is a tree in the trail where the trail turns sharp left or sharp right and there is a sign. The true South Castle starts here on the right. Steep and slidey. 99% of folk will actually turn left and continue to Southern Comfort for a much more fun down. Both join up lower down.
The South Castle trail goes all the way down to Cokato Road, crossing a couple of gravel roads on the way down. For a better alternative, look out for the new (2016) Trans Canada Trail where it crosses South Castle and jump on that to head over to Roots and Montane.
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More Stats for South Castle mountain bike trail
Altitude change-1,781 ft
Altitude min3,282 ft
Altitude max5,074 ft
Altitude start5,064 ft
Altitude end3,283 ft
Distance climb550 ft
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat602 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
South Castle Trail Reports
Sep 15, 2017 @ 5:45pmSep 15, 2017
|reporter All trails are open again! Yay!|
Sep 4, 2017 @ 8:03amSep 4, 2017
|reporter TRAILS ARE ALL CLOSED DUE TO FIRE HAZARD - SEVERE FINES FOR RIDING OR HIKING|
May 1, 2016 @ 9:21pmMay 1, 2016
|Large trees down across trail, blocking trail at top of south castle|
Routes with this trail
|Straightline Recommendation||9 miles|
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