3.6 miles
799 ft
-1,084 ft
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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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
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1.9 miles
  • Distance down
    1.6 miles
  • Distance flat
    698 ft
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Solo lap on Burnaby Mountain
Solo lap on Burnaby Mountain
4:54 | 27 | comments: 0 | favs:
Oct 11, 2016
Trails: Gearjammer, uppercut, lower snake
North Road Trail XC Burnaby Mountain
North Road Trail XC Burnaby Mountain
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Oct 2, 2016
Riding down all three sections of the North Road trail on Burnaby Mountain with Otis the Trail Dog
Burnaby Mountain XC
Burnaby Mountain XC
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Oct 2, 2016
A little XC riding with my dog on Burnaby Mountain

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Oct 16, 2016 @ 3:30pm
Oct 16, 2016
New large tree down after 2nd switchback from the recent storms. The previous tree a little further up the trail has been removed. Riding well and draining nice in the wet.
Dead Moped Trail
Oct 3, 2016 @ 10:47pm
Oct 3, 2016
Ben & Jerry's
Oct 3, 2016 @ 10:47pm
Oct 3, 2016
Lower Snake
Sep 8, 2016 @ 10:05am
Sep 8, 2016
Recent trail work and rain have have this trail running beautifully. Drop by the tree stump has been reinforced with a simple ride-around on the left.
Pipeline Trail
Aug 22, 2016 @ 6:26pm
Aug 22, 2016
Black bear was seen on the trail
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