4,715 ft
Distance
25 ft
Climb
-379 ft
Descent
00:06:37
Avg time

Upper Rail Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    China Ridge
    Princeton, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Global Ranking
    #35086 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The new mountain bike Rail Trail originates on the China Ridge Trail network and joins with the historic Kettle Valley Rail Trail (KVR). “It has challenges, but has been built to accommodate more than just the extreme cyclists who like to shred through a course at lightening speed. Those less brave, insane and/or skilled can still maneuver the course with a bit of concentration and athleticism.” says Trail Peak.com

"This is the kind of course the rest of B.C. is missing," Whistler trail builder Duncan Mackenzie stated. "There are lots of tough courses for the real hard core bikers, but not much for anyone else." Smiling, Duncan added “This is a trail I could take my [non hard core biker] friends on. I would enjoy it and they would still be talking to me after the ride.”

The trail is an intermediate trail rated as blue. It has something for all ages. Kids and their parents can use the trail making it a great way for a family to spend a day in the great outdoors.

The trail descends down a beautiful south facing slope covered with a mix of deciduous and evergreen trees. It begins on the China Ridge Trails, meanders through a challenging course of trees, rocks, deadfalls and dips before terminating at the beautiful White Sands Beach along the Tulameen River. There is a breathtakingly beautiful swimming hole and a sandy beach to rest on before tackling the 18 kilometres return ride to Princeton along the scenic KVR.

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More Stats for Upper Rail Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -354 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,062 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,425 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,425 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,071 ft
  • Grade max
    -98.591%
  • Grade min
    11.194%
  • Distance climb
    489 ft
  • Distance down
    3,809 ft
  • Distance flat
    417 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:37
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:12
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Status:
on May 29, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.2 (5 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%
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Trail Ridden Direction

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  • 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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      Upper Rail Trail Trail Reports

      datedescription
      May 29, 2018 @ 11:45pm
      May 29, 2018
      Nice and clear!
      Jun 27, 2016 @ 6:44am
      Jun 27, 2016
      Downed tree on final stretch just before road.
      Jun 10, 2016 @ 10:16am
      Jun 10, 2016
      Sep 21, 2015 @ 1:39pm
      Sep 21, 2015
      trees down across trail
      Aug 7, 2015 @ 1:12am
      Aug 7, 2015
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 73 rides
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      Aug 7, 2015 @ 12:28am
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      Upper Rail Trail, Princeton
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      Upper Rail Trail, Princeton
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      Aug 7, 2015 @ 12:01am
      Aug 7, 2015
      Upper Rail Trail, Princeton
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      Jul 27, 2015 @ 12:51am
      Jul 27, 2015
      Upper Rail Trail, Princeton

      Routes with this trail

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      Princeton Chugger Ride
      26 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag greg1 (Jul 17, 2016 at 9:25)
       The Rail Trails are nicely cut with good flow. There was some water rutting on the steeper sections. Wet year.... Overall an enjoyable ride for most levels.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Pstread (Jul 29, 2018 at 11:11)
       Yes I’m point
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