2,367 ft
Distance
7 ft
Climb
-322 ft
Descent
2,956 ft
High Point

The Gulch DH Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Valemount
    , British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #69358 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Old school XC downhill trail. Final 50m of the trail is a steep descent which crosses over 2nd Helping / Subversion, so watch for riders. Also, there's a number of log obstacles on the trail so be prepared to hop or stop.

Access Info

The trailhead is accessible from Swift Mountain Road. The sign is obscured by tall grass. New trail markers (flourescent ribbon) mark the entrance directly opposite the TH for Poker Run.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Gulch DH mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -316 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,639 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,955 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,639 ft
  • Grade
    -13.346%
  • Grade max
    -29.907%
  • Grade min
    9.445%
  • Distance climb
    115 ft
  • Distance down
    1,896 ft
  • Distance flat
    356 ft
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on Jun 27, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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      The Gulch DH Trail Reports

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      Jun 27, 2021 @ 9:04pm
      Jun 27, 2021
      Doesn't seem to exist any more, at least lower. There's velodrome to take instead.
      Oct 9, 2020 @ 1:23pm
      Oct 9, 2020
      Looks like this trail is getting a major overhaul/ rebuild. It's closed, looks brand new, and super-soft. Stay off to preserve all the work and...
      May 7, 2017 @ 1:24pm
      May 7, 2017
      One large deadfall over trail just after entering trees.
      Apr 9, 2017 @ 10:56pm
      Apr 9, 2017
      Excellent riding from trailhead at Swift Mountain Road all the way down to the trailhead on Old Swift Creek#6. GPS data trail extension pending...
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