8 Towns. 600+ Trails. 3 Bike Parks. Real Mountain Culture.
Experience the Kootenay Dirt Epic 8. Built by the hands of local riders. Weaving through epic mountain and valley landscapes. The mountain bike trails in the Kootenay Rockies of British Columbia are hands down the best. Experience it yourself. Plan the trip. Tackle the Epic 8 in one grand adventure or tackle it at your own pace. View Feature Story & Video by Pinkbike.
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A Good Place To Be
Number of Trails: 80
Kimberley boasts a dedicated mountain bike community and the riding scene is pretty grand. There are technical climbs and descents, as well as fun, fast, flowy downhills. This isn’t the land of big DH riding, but it is home to some exceptional, varied XC biking.
Nelson & Kaslo
Roots, Rocks and Rhythm
Number of Trails: 120+
In keeping with the Kootenay culture, the mountain bike trails in Nelson and Kaslo appeal to the spirit of mountain biking: we’ve got gentle railway grades that start minutes from town and take you along forest trails, over restored trestle bridges and into some of the most peaceful country you’ll ever encounter. But for those of you who need to feel their heart beating and love the surge of adrenaline pumping through their veins, we’ve got what you need: steep, rocky, technical tracks and enough stunts, ladders and big drops to keep you coming back and calling out for more. #explorekootenaylake
Mountain Bike Capital of Canada
Number of Trails: 57+
Little ol' Rossland was voted "Mountain Biking Capital of Canada" by Explore Magazine. Our trail system is a real point of pride and it connects 200 kms of MTB action seamlessly. Trail maintenance is performed regularly by a full time professional trails crew. From the kid-friendly Centennial to pump 'n' swoop on Larry's to the radical rock slabs of Sudden Exposure, we've got the entire spectrum of fun on a bike covered, from green to double-black. Killer cross-country, free-ride, and downhill are on offer. #Rossland
Home of the IMBA Epic Trail- Seven Summits, 36kms which will challenge and inspire you.
An Alpine Paradise
Number of Trails: 56+
Legendary for its alpine backcountry access, Revelstoke offers a mountain biking experience that changes with the seasons. From its location on the banks of the mighty Columbia River, Revelstoke has two entire mountain ranges to use for a playground – with over 120km of single track to enjoy. Spring and early summer offer the trails of the inland rainforest with tacky dirt, big trees, and an otherworldly sea of green. As the heat pushes the snow back to the summits, the trails climb upward to an entirely different type of riding, and the high alpine jewels of the area are revealed.
Get off the beaten track
Number of Trails: 72
Golden is a community that lives and welcomes the mountain biking culture. With over 100km of smooth single track easily accessible from downtown, plus the highest bike park in N. America at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, the biking in Golden is hard to beat. Discover why Golden Rules as a real mountain biking destination.
Invermere & Panorama
Great Mountain. Quaint Town.
Number of Trails: 40+
Explore Invermere on the Lake, Columbia Valley and Panorama Mountain Resort & Bike Park -- head quarters for lift serviced downhillers with new cross-country routes. Great trails through out the community and area, including the new Mt Swansee trail and Johnson trails at Lake Lillian near Panorama.
Number of Trails: 109 +
Fernie’s revered trails span the valley in every direction; most you can pedal to right from town. From cruisey, gentle trails to fast and flowy XC rides, challenging climbs and technical descents. Check out lift access trails at Fernie Alpine Resort’s Bike Park or head to the Fernie Dirt Jump & Skills Park.
Ride the Rocky Mountain Trench
Number of Trails: 158
Explore 5 riding areas offering a variety of XC trails for all levels. Cranbrook’s mountain bike season starts early and ends late thanks to the abundance of sun and its valley bottom setting.