KHMR BIKE PARK
People don’t come to Kicking Horse Bike Park to ride the same old thing. They come for the differences, and we have plenty. What this means is over 3,700 feet of stupendous variety. The start of it is the view from the alpine launch which is dominated by the three mountain ranges that surround the park, and the wetlands of the Columbia Valley. From there it is all downhill where the wahoo factor is amplified by multiple berms, jumps, wooden features (Stickrock has to been ridden to be believed), rock slabs (look directly below the gondola to see the longest) and plenty of good ol’ white-knuckle singletrack. The only thing missing is crowds, but we suspect you won’t mind that. Kicking Horse also provides a selection of rental equipment.
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Children under 5 years of age are not permitted in the bike park. Children between 6 and 12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent / legal guardian (18 years of age or older) or be registered in a Mountain Biking program. The parent or guardian must sign the Bike Park waiver for the Child.
In case you encounter a situation that requires the bike patrol the number is located in the front of your ticket. This is a radio phone please speak first.
Protective clothing and equipment is mandatory for all riders. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort strongly recommends that you use all the proper safety gear when Downhill Mountain Biking. The best protection from abrasion requires a properly fitted full-faced helmet, gloves, long pants, long sleeves, leg armour, arm armour and solid running shoes.
The Bike Park trails are specifically designed for full suspension mountain bikes. The trails are rocky, bumpy and become much more difficult without high quality suspension. Hardtail Bikes are permitted so long as they have adequate front suspension and disc brakes. If you are unsure your bike meets these requirements please call 1.866.SKI.KICK (754-5425).
Be aware of wildlife and report all sightings and encounters to the nearest staff member.
Be sure to carry the gear required for minor repairs to your bike, and/or replace a flat tire.
TRAIL DESCRIPTIONS – (Download our Trail Map Here)
Alpine / Sub-Alpine (All trails in this zone are created by hand and hoof)
|#19 Rock Garden||A series of wooden bridges over and amongst boulders followed by rocky singletrack in the alpine|
|#6 Northern Lights||An old animal trail for high-speed bombing in the alpine|
|#20 Dirt Devil||Short singletrack mix of roots and dirt and rocks and rocks and dirt and roots|
|#29 Pipestone||This trail runs parallel to Rock Garden and is the first trail to become snow free in the summer. It begins with flowy single track and ends with a true alpine, rocky riding experience.|
|# 21 Gale Force||Slow speed meander through the trees along technical woodwork|
|# 22 Training Wheels||Completely recreated in 2011, this is a fun, looping singletrack that meanders through the sub-alpine.|
|# 12 Chute to View||A very visually aesthetic, high speed dirt trail along the alpine edge between trees and scree|
|# 7 Home Run||A continuation of Chute to View that runs alongside a creek. This short trail has a beautiful setting and a number of bumpy rocks|
Mid Mountain (The trails in this zone are created by hand and machine)
|#13 Time Travel||Technical singletrack with optional skinny bridges. This trail gets very steep and rocky toward the bottom.|
|#26 Magic Carpet Ride||This is a gentle dirt trail that steepens considerably toward the end. There is often loose rock near the end.|
|#25 Showdown||This long dirt run zigzags beside the gondola and is visible from Golden. It is machine-wide with multiple berms, tabletop jumps and terrain features.|
|#23 Blaster||This machine-made run is one of the most popular with multiple berms and steep sections.|
|#14 Rock n Roll||This machine and hand made mix includes 8 tight linking berms and 2 challenging rock slabs beneath the gondola. The first slab has a ride around and the second (ridiculously long and difficult – be sure to exit hard right) can be avoided all together.|
|#3 Road Runner||A machine-made, short mix of hip and wedge jumps.|
|#27 Upper Kranky Pants||This is a long, non-technical, straight-forward, machine-wide trail designed to rack up kilometres.|
|#2 Pioneer||Kicking Horse’s classic old-school, steep single-track with rocks and roots and some optional new-school wood features.|
|#1 It’s a 10||This is the access road and the easiest way down.|
|#4 Superberm||This one could be called Superburner. It is a long, twisting combo of berms and jumps best enjoyed at 90% speed and 100% flair.|
|#9 Stickrock||This uber-flowy combo of continuous woodwork & 3 rock slabs is unlike anything else out there. Highly recommended that you walk through before attempting, and avoid in the rain.|
|#17 LYM||Love Ya Man is a short trail of made up almost entirely of continuous elevated wood bridges.|
|#24 Lower Kranky Pants||An easy beginner trail that meanders down the lower mountain.|
|#16 Chain Reaction||A small stunt area with various options including skinnies and jumps.|
|#15 Stump Jumper||Chain Reaction’s more advanced partner, this line is a bit skinnier and a bit more challenging|
|#10 Claim Jumper||Classic old-school, steep single-track with rocks and roots that ends with a series of machine-made berms.|
|#28 Wild Rose||Built to finish the inaugural Western Open race course, this trail is a mix of singletrack and machine-made berms.|
|#11 Easy Rider||An easy singletrack continuation of Lower Kranky Pants.|
|#5 Buffalo Jump||Fast becoming a favourite, this is a high-speed combo of berms, bridges and jumps.|
|#18 Hop A Long||This ribbon of various jumps has serious wahoo factor.|
|Jump Zone||A row of increasingly large tables. Choose the blue or black line. The black ends with a large hip. Both of them exit with a green, blue or black drop option.|