2.7 miles
728 ft
-731 ft
1,418 ft
High Point

This route is going to pose a technical challenge to grade 8 riders. At nearly 5 km, it is a bit shorter than the 2015 course in Powell River, but it presents different challenges that will push the riders to their limits! After a steep gravel climb to start, racers enter Frank's trail (RIP Frank who just passed away recently). A new trail sign marks the entry, and a wonder of XC single track awaits riders. Even with a general tendency downward for 2 km, the course will require constant pedalling. With a really long band of single track, getting a holeshot on the entry to Franks is a tactical advantage. Once Franks is done, riders begin climbing single track. The legs are tired and the technical uphill single track will certainly have many riders off their bikes for the power moves. Perhaps the very best will ride the entire section, but I doubt it. At the top of this trail (which is combo of Hustler and Flow in reverse direction) the course gives the racers a passing window. Down a gravel road pitch to the yellow gate on Conifer Dr. and out onto Harper Rd. Climbing on the shoulder, riders slip onto a trail that cuts back onto the Harper Rd climb and face an uphill gravel road finish. if the leaders are together here, its a leg smashing sprint to the archway for the win!

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Trails in Route

Hustler1,024 ft
Dawg194 ft
Harper Road Access1,965 ft
Flow2,093 ft
Conifer Drive722 ft
Gravel Road Climb1,539 ft
Franks1.2 miles
Harper Rd1,306 ft


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More Stats for BCSS Championships 2016 Gr. 8 XC mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -4 ft
  • Altitude min
    828 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,242 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,238 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1.5 miles
  • Distance down
    1.2 miles
  • Distance flat
    221 ft
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Aug 13, 2016
Fun in the sun on Burke Mountain. Lower Elevator, Recycled, Braapp and Hustler.
Hustler - Burke Mountain
Hustler - Burke Mountain
trail: Hustler
3:18 | 203 | comments: 1 | favs:
Apr 8, 2016
Today I rode Hustler on Burke Mountain, I rode this trail on my 2011 Rocky Mountain Slayer 70. I do not own any of the sound tracks played in this...
Franks trail Wintergreen
Franks trail Wintergreen
trail: Franks
4:07 | 662 | comments: 7 | favs: 3
Dec 7, 2010
My favourite XC trail on Burke mtn. There isnt much in the wway of xc riding where I live!

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