“One of the best rides in the valley.”
— Adam Kagy
One of the best bang for your buck flowy downhills that doesn't receive much traffic compared to the popular 401 trail.
Need to Know
The canal can be a bit high during early summer so bikes may have to be walked through when exiting via the canal trail. Always close the cattle guards behind you.
3 1/2 miles out Brush Creek Road from its intersection with Hwy 135, Farris Creek Road climbs up a hill to the right. The big climb starts here.
Approx 3/4 mi into the dirt road climb you'll come to a trail intersection which should be signed. You'll want to take a left to keep climbing up to Strand. Another 1/2 mile after this you'll come to another intersection which is also signed. Left will take you on the Strand Bonus
trail, but you'll want to take a right to stay on the road climbing higher.
Eventually you'll go through a cattle guard and the road will flatten and turn into singletrack where there's a meadow. Rest here, as the downhill fun is about to begin. After a wonderful downhill romp in the aspens, the trail drops between some tight aspens and over a short rocky section, makes a hard right turn and climbs a short steep hill. Not far after this you'll come to an intersection with the Canal Trail
, take a left here.
The next intersection comes not too far up the trail, stay straight here to finish off with more downhill back to the canal crossing.