Columbia Trail North Trailhead - Champion Creek, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 14.194 W 117° 39.271
11U E 452354 N 5453960
Quick Description: This is the north end of a biking trailhead that runs for 18 km. between Champion Creek, south of Castlegar, and East Trail, south on the Columbia River.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 10/16/2013 9:31:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ9TT
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member huggy_d1
Views: 1

Long Description:
To arrive at this trailhead one must follow Columbia Road south from Highway 3 directly south of the Castlegar Airport. The road is paved as far as a large gravel pit, then gravel for the final few km. One will eventually encounter a yellow gate and a small parking lot. The trailhead is immediately south of the gate.

Improvements have been made to the trail over the years, though it is noted that the trail is not recommended for cyclists in wet weather, due to slippery sections. There is a picnic area and washrooms 2 km. south of the trailhead, at the site of the old Champion Creek Doukhobor settlement, just north of the old, abandoned cemetery.

The trail is managed and maintained by the Castlegar Friends of Parks and Trails Society, whose website contains information on the many trails in the Castlegar area.

Trail Name: Columbia Trail

Short description of trail:
18 km. of both flat biking and moderate hills over a trail consisting of gravel, dirt and sand in various sections. Easily doable in 3 to 4 leisurely hours.

Trail Average Difficulty:

Web Link to trail map (if available): Not listed

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