2 miles
Distance
938 ft
Climb
-4 ft
Descent
00:23:12
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Swansea (Lower) Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    Swansea Mountain Recreation Site
    Invermere, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #32795 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
  • Year Opened
    2015

The lower portion of the Swansea Trail is a nice pedal or hike to the 2 km parking area. If you didn't have any issues with this section, then the upper portion of this trail will be no problem also. This multi-use trail - hiking (up or down) or uphill cycling only. Cyclists, please respect the hikers and give them the right of way. Please stay on the trail, avoiding the shortcuts, to minimize trail erosion.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Swansea Trail (Lower) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    934 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,216 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,150 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,216 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,150 ft
  • Grade
    10.1%
  • Grade max
    -3.5%
  • Grade min
    46%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    663 ft
  • Distance flat
    404 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:22
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Status:
on Apr 24, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 3.2 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
  • less popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Swansea Trail... Trail Reports

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      Apr 24, 2020 @ 6:36am
      Apr 24, 2020
      reporter Riding Great! Still a couple wet spots in shaded areas.
      Apr 11, 2020 @ 5:12pm
      Apr 11, 2020
      Apr 11, 2020 @ 5:12pm
      Apr 11, 2020
      Apr 7, 2020 @ 11:11am
      Apr 7, 2020
      reporter All trails are at least 2 weeks away from being ready. Any riding before they are ready will do major damage to the trails. Trails will not be...
      Mar 31, 2020 @ 10:00am
      Mar 31, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 86 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 455 rides
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      Photos

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      85 |
      Mar 28, 2019 @ 8:48pm
      Mar 28, 2019
      63 |
      Nov 4, 2018 @ 10:38pm
      Nov 4, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      Swansea Loop
      9 miles

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