2 miles
Distance
147 ft
Climb
-1,874 ft
Descent
00:18:00
Avg time

South Castle Details

  • Riding area
    Castle Mountain
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Jump
  • Global Ranking

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.

Access Info

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for South Castle mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,727 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,301 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,028 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,028 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,301 ft
  • Grade
    -15.205%
  • Grade max
    -61.932%
  • Grade min
    37.373%
  • Distance climb
    906 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    401 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:00
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Status:
on May 12, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.2 (5 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to south-castle trailhead (49.478419, -115.030801)
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South Castle Trail Reports

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May 12, 2018 @ 8:16pm
May 12, 2018
Dry down from Snoop Lion (TCT) - section above river road has one tree down and section below river road has one tree down.
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
May 1, 2016 @ 9:21pm
May 1, 2016
Large trees down across trail, blocking trail at top of south castle
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Routes with this trail

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Straightline Recommendation
9 miles
2018 High Roller
30 miles
Frig Off
9 miles
Super High Roller 2018
33 miles

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South Castle Rocks - Fernie, BC - Sept 24/11
13:05 | 553 | Sep 27, 2011 , Fernie
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