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Idaho Peak North Ridge

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Epic climb and downhill. Doing it as a loop from New Denver means 42 or so km of riding with 5700 feet of elevation gain and loss. Climbing is on a very rideable fireroad to the summit of Idaho Peak and descending is on awesome combination of old mining roads (think eyeball blurring speed and tight corners), swoopy singletrack, technical singletrack, more swoopy singletrack with a few options of harder trails as well. Valhalla Pure in New Denver should have a very useful map of the area and further beta. Expect to be out for at least 4 hours if you are riding the whole thing.
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Trail Directions
Get to the top of Idaho Peak by riding up from New Denver, Sandon or any point in between. Hike a bike the final 1 kilometer from the right hand parking area to the fire lookout. (Riding this short section of the trail is illegal...) The singletrack downhill starts on the obvious North Ridge leading down towards a radio tower. You will pass a slightly overgrown singletrack leading down to the left about 100 meters before the tower. Do not turn here. Continue to about 75 meters before the radio tower and take a lightly traveled quad track leading down to the left. This track will quickly contour around to the north slopes of the peak and pass several mining ruins. The track is well vegetated with a fun singletrack snaking through the middle of it and the occasional bridge to ride on. (watch out for the second one over the main creek). Take the first singletrack down to the left into the main trail network. Finish on the Sandon wagonroad for swoopy fun which leads to beer.
Trail Length
40 Kilometers
Trail Level
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
New Denver
British Columbia
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Review Date
September 7, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: luth ,  Cross Country Rider

Huge climb followed by a perfect downhill! One of the best rides I have ever done anywhere! Epic sums it up.

Recommended Route:
If you have a shuttle, drive one vehicle up from New Denver to the turnoff for Sandon and ride from there. Riding from Sandon is pretty much straight up hill of the bat, so the warmup from the pavement is nice. I guess you could shuttle to the top of the peak, but I figure pedals are put on bikes for a reason. The final 1 km of singletrack to the fire lookout summit is signed no bicycling, so you should politely push your back past the hikers. Don't let access become an issue here. There are several options for descending once you get into the lower network of trails, so it is best to have a map available from Valhalla Pure in New Denver or go with a local. There are also shorter options that don't go all the way to the summit - again the bike map is the best source of info for these.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Wakefield Trail

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