2.2 miles
92 ft
-1,874 ft
Avg time

South Castle Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical rating
  • 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.

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More Stats for South Castle mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,781 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,282 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,074 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,064 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,283 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    550 ft
  • Distance down
    2.0 miles
  • Distance flat
    602 ft
  • Avg time
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on May 1, 2016
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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South Castle Trail Reports

May 1, 2016 @ 9:21pm
May 1, 2016
Large trees down across trail, blocking trail at top of south castle
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8.6 miles

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South Castle Rocks - Fernie, BC - Sept 24/11
13:05 | 355 | Sep 27, 2011 , Fernie

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