3 miles
Distance
818 ft
Climb
-1,185 ft
Descent
00:38:13
Avg time

Upper BS Details

  • Riding Area
    Columbia Lake
    Fairmont, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking
    #31712 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A fantastic trail that doesn't see a lot of traffic.
This trail rolls through mixed forest and traverses some more open ridge lines.
The trail is mostly hardpack with some looser and steep sections.
The final decent is a highlight with about ~8 small jumps (15-30cm) to get your tires off the ground and put a smile on your face.

You can ride this trail out and back, but there are some climbs on the way back that may be impossible?

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Upper BS bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -367 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,861 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,474 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,227 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,861 ft
  • Grade
    -2.21%
  • Grade max
    -51.055%
  • Grade min
    46.437%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,187 ft
  • Avg time
    00:38:13
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Status:
on Sep 2, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.65 (3 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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  • > 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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  • 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
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  • 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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      Upper BS Trail Reports

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      Sep 2, 2018 @ 4:07pm
      Sep 2, 2018
      Bear with two Cubs seen on the trail!
      Aug 6, 2018 @ 2:14pm
      Aug 6, 2018
      Bit of a climb at the start but great flowy trail. It was bone dry when we rode it so that makes the big downhills a bit sketchy and I actually...
      Aug 20, 2017 @ 8:18pm
      Aug 20, 2017
      Trail is great shape. 3 trees down (~12") none of them are overly dangerous, just flow killers as you have to dismount to get over/under them.
      Aug 12, 2017 @ 10:48pm
      Aug 12, 2017
      Trail in great shape. 3 metres of mud in the upper section, just above Meredith Creek trail intersection (small single board bridge) and the steep...
      May 7, 2017 @ 9:15pm
      May 7, 2017
      Rode on May 6. Mostly dry and in great tacky condition. Only the couple of small creek crossings were muddy, otherwise in great shape. Love the...
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      May 7, 2017 @ 9:16pm
      May 7, 2017
      Upper BS, Calgary

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag burtyboy (Apr 17, 2017 at 21:35)
       Fun trail to extend Spirit Trail. This trail should only be ridden North to South (downhill) unless you want to work really hard and push your bike back up a few really steep sections.
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      • + 1
      flag Soteric (Jul 29, 2018 at 15:27)
       Rode this today - South to North (to get to Tony's for lunch!!). Wanted to extend my Spirit ride as well. Only one stretch that i had to hike a bike as there was a step down feature in the way - really quite an enjoyable ride Of course i love riding it down as well super fun.
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