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680+ TRAILS. 3 BIKE PARKS. REAL MOUNTAIN CULTURE
Experience Kootenay Dirt. 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 these destinations in one grand adventure or at your own pace.
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Nelson & Kaslo
Roots, Rocks and Rhythm
Number of Trails: 120+
In keeping with the Kootenay culture, the mountain bike trails in Nelson, Balfour, East Shore and Kaslo appeal to the spirit of mountain biking: river trails, gentle railway grades, forest trails, trestle bridges, and diverse backcountry. If you want adrenaline pumping through your veins, we’ve got what you need: rocky descents, steep chutes, wooden stunts and big drops to keep you coming back and calling out for more.
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.
Home of the IMBA Epic Trail- Seven Summits, 36kms which will challenge and inspire you.
An Alpine Paradise
Number of Trails: 120+
Legendary for its alpine backcountry and lift 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 150km 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 biking Culture. With over 180km’s of XC trails including the 3 distinct trail networks of mountain shadows, moon rakers, the CBT network, new adaptive trails and not to mention Mount 7 mountain and shuttle access trails - Home to Psychosis, a signature Crankworx event. Also, discover some of the most accessible alpine riding at the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Bike Park.
Invermere & Panorama
Great Mountain. Quaint Town.
Number of Trails: 117
Explore Invermere on the Lake, the Columbia Valley and Panorama Mountain Resort & Bike Park -- headquarters for lift-serviced downhillers, cross-country and adventure-seeking riders. Access incredible trails throughout the community including sanctioned riding areas at Swansea Mountain Recreation Site (aka Mt Swansea), Lillian Lake (including The Johnson & Kloosifier) and Panorama Mountain Resort.
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.
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.
Take Adventure to The Trail
Number of Trails: 84+
Arrow Slocan has every type of two wheeled adventure. Hand and machine built trails for downhill and xc riding, an adaptive mountain bike network, jump lines and over 100 km of rail trail are spread over four riding areas, with must-hit local favourites found in between. At the heart of Nakusp’s booming bike culture is Mt Abriel’s diverse trail network. Slocan Valley features long descents, mountain top views, as well as backcountry wagon roads and rail trails for gentle exploration.