Kimberley’s Magic Line trail extended

The Magic Line Trail has been extended by eight kilometers.

Kimberley's Magic Line trail has been extended by eight kilometers.

Kimberley's Magic Line trail has been extended by eight kilometers.

The already existing Magic Line trail located within the Kimberley Nordic Trails has seen a massive extension — eight kilometre’s of burmy, flowy, fast fun, to be exact.

If you haven’t been on the first section of this trail, now is the time to get on it! As this trail is still new, signage has yet to arrive. Here are some general directions to get you on this great trail.

Locate the already existing Magic Line trail on this year’s KNPS map. From there it’s a quick jaunt across Horse Trail, once across the first bit of wood chipped single track, you will see the beginning of a man made trail that starts up Cardiac Hill. Once enjoying the descent of Cardiac’s burms, and jumps, you will want to get back onto the Horse Trail.

From there, a machine built trail will begin. Follow this trail across several different cross country trails. It will bring you just below the starting point to Moe’s canyon Trail. This is the start of the last ascent on the loop. The last turn needed to be made, is off of Moe’s, and it’s a right hand turn. It’s before the Musser’s junction on Moe’s. Having made that last turn, it’s a switch-back filled climb to the top east side of Moe’s Canyon. Post rest time, enjoy the down-hill fun from there!

The ending point to the loop will be back at the Kimberley Nordic Club’s Parking lot.

A quick side note: The last section of the Magic Loop is more downhill oriented. There have been signs posted at the bottom on the bridge over Trickle Creek warning hikers to be aware of mountain bikers. If you’re hiking in this area or on this loop, please read these signs.

Other News:

KTS AGM/ Trail Grand Opening: Kimberley Trails Society will be having our annual general meeting at the Kimberley Nordic Center this September 8, 2012. This meeting is open to all members and the general public.

Where: Kimberley Nordic Center Club House. 301 North Star Boulevard Kimberley, BC V1A-2Y5.

When: Sept 8, 2012 Starting at 6pm.

At the AGM we’ll review the year’s projects and hold election of officers for the coming year. This brief meeting will be followed by a social event for the grand opening of the new Magic Line loop. Join us for drinks and refreshments to celebrate this awesome addition to the Kimberley trail network.

If you are interested in getting involved with KTS as a director or in another role, please contact us at kimberley-trails-society@googlegroups.com.

KTS/KNPS Volunteer Trail Building Parties: Every second Thurs we will be out at the Campground entrance of the KNPS at 6:30. Work has commenced on a connector trail from Jimmy Russel Road to Shape Shifter. If you, or someone you know would be interested in coming out to give back to the trails, let them know! The next trail building party will be Sept 6, 2012 at 6:30 pm. Bring gloves, water, and an enthusiastic trail attitude!

KTS T-Shirts for sale at Kootenay Raft Co, Kootenay Cycle Works, and the Kimberley Riverside Campground. Proceeds go to improving Kimberley’s trail network.