Cranbrook Rails to Trails South Trailhead - Cranbrook, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 32.019 W 115° 45.260
11U E 590132 N 5487527
Quick Description: This is one of two trailheads for the North Star Rail Trail in Cranbrook. The more southerly of the two, this one is the south end of the trail, on McPhee Road, immediately west of the railway tracks.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 3/23/2014 4:19:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMKD50
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tharandter
Views: 5

Long Description:
This trailhead appears to be intended for the bikers, as there is no parking available nearby. The nearest facilities/washrooms are at the north Cranbrook trailhead which is about 1 3/4 km. north up the trail.

Currently 40 km. in length, this paved trail follows the abandoned CPR railbed from Cranbrook to Kimberley. Its intended use is for hiking, running, biking and blading. All motor vehicles and horses are prohibited. Being a rail trail, the slopes are gradual, averaging 1.5% and less. Total elevation change along the trail is slightly less than 250 metres.

This trail, commonly known as the North Star Rail Trail, affords spectacular views of the Rockies to the east and generally beautiful scenery the full length of the trail. The trail is part of the Trans Canada Trail. A great writeup on a journey up and down the trail can be found here.

Country: Canada

State/Province/etc.: British Columbia

Trail Start (town): Cranbrook

Trail Finish (town): Kimberley

Trail Length: 25

Trail Surface: Paved

Pack Animals Allowed: no

Fees: no

Rail-to-Trail Sign:
Cranbrook - Rails to Trails

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