Distance: 471 m
Time: 5 – 20 min
Elevation Gain: 0 m
Elevation Loss: 102 m

Technical Rating: Advanced
Physical Rating: Moderate
Season: April – November
Permit Required: No

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High Indy is an advanced downhill run located in the Mackenzie Area and sure to challenge most experienced riders. The trail begins down a gently rolling slope before it meets up with Nimby, less than 60 m down from the trailhead. It’s at this point in the descent that the rider is thrown into the action down the first section of technical slab. Hang onto your bike as you descend the remainder of the trail along steep and sketchy rock slabs that make this area so popular to freeriding. Several technical sections later, hopefully you’ve escaped in one piece and injury free, the trail pops out onto Waco Connector. To continue descending from Waco Connector take the Indy 500 trail, located straight ahead. Also referred to as Lower Indy, Indy 500 is the natural continuation to High Indy.

If you’re an expert rider, an all-mountain bike will serve you well on this trail. However, a downhill bike will not go to waste. There are several committing moves found along High Indy’s route, down some extremely steep and gnarly slabs that will push your skill and agility. The consequences of not completing a move down one of these sections are high and there are no ride-around options if you get in over your head. Bring armour and make sure to scope out your line before dropping in. If you’re unsure, turn around to ride another day.

TRAILHEAD | N50 20.125 W122 46.491

To access High Indy, park at the gravel pit located on Pemberton Farm Road E.. From there it’s a 2.7 km pedal, or shuttle, up the Mackenzie FSR to the start of the trailhead; located on the south side of the FSR. If you’re shuttling, make sure you are driving a vehicle with good clearance. Sedans or small cars will not make it up the decommissioned FSR.

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