IMBA EPIC Ride - Mountain Hero, Canada

Mountain Hero


Overview

The Yukon’s all-mountain classic: starting in the alpine near the historic Mountain Hero mine and stone house, the trail follows the path of a 1905 mule trail built to haul construction materials for the Mountain Hero tramway.

There is only one trail in all of Canada in the International Mountain Bike Association’s “Epic Rides” Hall of Fame.  That trail – Mountain Hero – is on Montana Mountain. 

Mandatory Direction of Travel for Bikes: One-way.

Terrain

Keep in mind that the route to Mountain Hero is a technically challenging mining road with steep climbs and loose, cobbly sections.

Access

Montana Mountain is located just outside Carcross which is about an hour south of Whitehose. The trails can be accessed with a 4x4 vehicle or by riding up. 

Some of the information on this page has been sourced from: https://www.trailforks.com/trails/mountain-hero/

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7.308 km / 4.541 mi

Total Distance

40 m / 131 ft

Total Ascent

1,020 m / 3,347 ft

Total Descent

1,666 m / 5,465 ft

Highest Point

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Difficulty: Intermediate (Red)
Ride Duration: 1-2 hrs
Fitness Level: Medium
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Trail Signage: Average
Mobile Coverage: Limited
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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