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perto de Myra, British Columbia (Canada)
The start-end waypoint is at the top of an unpaved switchback road, also suitable for cars. It was muddy and a bit rough after the snows of early October 2017. This track is from the morning of October 8, 2017, the last weekend for bicycle rentals, and an early snow was still covering the trestle decks
The bicycle rental shop is at the parking lot. We picked up four Norco mountain bikes, suitable for this trail and in good condition that we booked earlier on the rental website. On-site staff were very helpful with seat adjustments and trail advice. Rental periods are AM ( 9am to 1pm ) or afternoon (from 1pm). This is adequate to complete the track at a slow pace with lots of picture stops.
Mountain or Cross Bikes are ideal, however most types of bikes should manage on this track, which is mostly light gravel and packed dirt, flat to gentle railway grade.
Norco mountain bikes worked well, however cross and many other bike types could manage this trail in normal conditions.
This is the first trestle after leaving the parking lot.
There is a pavilion here with displays on the history of the Kettle Valley railway, a trail map, and other information.
Waypoint at south end of the first tunnel. The second tunnel is a short distance to the south from here.
Most trestles are wood, this one had steel cladding built over the original wood construction.
There are lots of information placards explaining geology and history. The Donkey engine is one of many historical artifacts along the trail. It is a portable winch used to haul heavy items through the bush during the railway and trestle construction.
Proceeding north along the west side of valley there are fewer trestles. Here it is a gentle downhill run (at railway grade). On October 8, 2017 there was more snow on the west side of valley, as it is more sheltered from the afternoon sun. Snow had melted from bridge decks on east side of valley by the time of our return.
This waypoint marks the end of the track for rental bicycles, so turn and backtrack on the same route. The parking lot here is smaller, we did not investigate its access road.