7.3 miles
1,619 ft
-1,635 ft
467 ft
High Point

Not all forest roads are shown on Trailforks map. Riding this route is at your own risk.

A cross-country ride starting at the Tait Block carpark, winding through the Tait, Replanted, and Mill blocks, with steady climbs and descents, and finishing with an easy descent to the Mill block carpark, and an easy ride back to the Tait Block via the main road if you wish.

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  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Tait to Mill mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -16 ft
  • Altitude min
    10 ft
  • Altitude start
    26 ft
  • Altitude end
    10 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3.0 miles
  • Distance down
    3.3 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,146 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

May 26, 2016 @ 2:02am
May 26, 2016
Tait Block is Closed for Logging
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Tait Block is Closed for Logging
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