2 miles
Distance
32 ft
Climb
-1,553 ft
Descent
00:19:55
Avg time

Top Chief Details

  • Riding Area
    Nevis Range
    Fort William
  • AKA
    Red Giant
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black (2 votes)
  • 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
    #2023 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking
  • 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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,521 ft
  • Altitude min
    586 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,107 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,107 ft
  • Altitude end
    586 ft
  • Grade
    -12.786%
  • Grade max
    -32.776%
  • Grade min
    15.158%
  • Distance climb
    551 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    280 ft
  • Avg time
    00:19:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:05
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Status:
Avg: 4.65 (14 votes)

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

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Photos

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      13 |
      Jan 9, 2019 @ 3:16pm
      Jan 9, 2019
      Top Chief, Fort William
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      Nov 1, 2018 @ 11:56pm
      Nov 1, 2018
      Top Chief, My City
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      Apr 3, 2018 @ 11:50pm
      Apr 3, 2018
      Top Chief, Fort William
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      Oct 10, 2017 @ 7:38pm
      Oct 10, 2017
      Top Chief, Fort William

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