3 miles
Distance
38 ft
Climb
-1,801 ft
Descent
00:23:39
Avg time

Top Chief Details

  • Riding area
    Nevis Range
    Fort William
  • AKA
    Red Giant
  • Difficulty rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black (1 vote)
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May-Sept
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #7241
  • Year Opened
    2009

Board walk top section with fast sections and tight corners. Mid section along the ridge contains some board walk and natural bed rock with small features. Lower ridge line involves steep technical sections and an optional drop some technical bed rock sections that are both steep and rough. Bottom of the track opens up into fast flowy corners with loose surface and some jumps and features.

Was called the Red Giant, has now been renamed and regraded black as of the 2018 season

Access Info

Trail is assessed from Gondola Uplift and trail head can be found next to the Quad Chair Uplift

Bike Park

More Stats for Top Chief mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,765 ft
  • Altitude min
    344 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,109 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,109 ft
  • Altitude end
    344 ft
  • Grade
    -12.369%
  • Grade max
    -32.343%
  • Grade min
    14.968%
  • Distance climb
    624 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    239 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:05
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Status:
Avg: 4.75 (8 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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