3.6 miles
Distance
799 ft
Climb
-1,084 ft
Descent
1,062 ft
High Point

This is a route I planned for a few beginners as an intro to Burnaby Mountain. Park on Gagliardi and head up the road towards Sidewinder. When you pop out of Sidewinder, veer back onto Mel's and go towards the ring road at SFU. Head across the ring road and descend Gearjammer. By heading back to the road, you avoid the more difficult climbing on Mel's and get to descend the top of GJ which is nice and flowy. At the bottom of GJ, instead of continuing down to the harder portion of Gearjammer take Mel's over to TCT and drop down onto Dead Moped and take the trail North to South for a cross country challenge with lots of bridges and optional features. Take DM to North Road Trail then cut over to the right towards Function Junction trail and descent Lower Snake...another fun little challenging trail for beginners. At the bottom, head to the right on the Pipeline trail and back to the car.

Note: Trail ratings on Burnaby Mountain are generally harder than you might find on the North Shore (ie. Blue trail could easily be a Green).

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
More Stats for Burnaby Mountain Begintermediate Rip mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -285 ft
  • Altitude min
    283 ft
  • Altitude start
    607 ft
  • Altitude end
    322 ft
  • Grade max
    -39.438%
  • Grade min
    28.577%
  • Distance climb
    1.9 miles
  • Distance down
    1.6 miles
  • Distance flat
    698 ft
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Solo lap on Burnaby Mountain
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Burnaby Mountain XC
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Upper Gearjammer
Jan 20, 2017 @ 10:21am
10 hours
As snow melts, this is basically a river in sections. Trail is pretty much clear of debris and snow, just really, really wet.
North Road Trail
Jan 19, 2017 @ 7:47am
2 days
Relatively snow-free now but very wet due to melting and rain. Cleared drains and removed debris from trail. Some larger debris still buried in remaining snow patches.
Lower Snake
Jan 19, 2017 @ 7:45am
2 days
Mostly clear of snow but very soft and very wet!! Cleared some drains and removed debris from the trail. Significant puddle next to bridge near bottom: water can't drain under the bridge. Very muddy and sediment flowing down in the middle of the trail.
Pipeline Trail
Jan 19, 2017 @ 7:40am
2 days
Tree across tree near the bottom of Lower Snake. The tree isn't very big around but pretty long. The more pressing issue is also a snag right beside it, which could fall onto the trail.
Trans Canada Trail - Burnaby Mountain
Jan 2, 2017 @ 3:02pm
Jan 2, 2017
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