11.8 miles
2,760 ft
-2,755 ft
2,413 ft
High Point

The "Variety Pack" loop showcases some of the best downhill riding and views Nanaimo has to offer.

Park at the lower gate along Nanaimo Lakes Road and begin climbing up Social Climber and Bottle Drive. Cross Nanaimo Lakes Road at the top of Bottle Drive and head up 142 Mainline towards Uterbraten. Enjoy great views and flowy downhill on Uterbraten before continuing on up 142 Mainline towards Meat Draw. There is an option to push up the Summit Road and ride Upper Meat Draw or riding Lower Meat Draw. Dropping into Meat Draw you can expect a menu of technical steep rock gnar before exiting an old spur that leads directly into the flowy old school favourite Rollercoaster. Rollercoaster exits right onto another logging spur that takes riders back out to Nanaimo Lakes Road.

This route is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!


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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for The Variety Pack mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    609 ft
  • Altitude start
    626 ft
  • Altitude end
    631 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    7.1 miles
  • Distance down
    4.2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,457 ft
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Rollercoaster - Mt. Benson, Nanaimo, BC
Rollercoaster - Mt. Benson, Nanaimo, BC
5:23 | 106 | comments: 1 | favs: 1
Oct 27, 2016
Rollercoaster, Mt. Benson, Nanaimo, Ben Dt, South Benson,
Meat Draw - Mt. Benson, Nanaimo, BC
Meat Draw - Mt. Benson, Nanaimo, BC
trail: Meat Draw
8:13 | 104 | comments: 0 | favs:
Oct 26, 2016
Meat Draw, Upper meat Draw, Lower Meat Draw, Mt. Benson, Nanaimo, Ben Dt,
luke schlitz uterbraten
luke schlitz uterbraten
trail: Uterbraten
1:21 | 46 | comments: 0 | favs:
Oct 21, 2016
quick rip down uterbraten

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Social Climber
Nov 26, 2016 @ 3:47pm
Nov 26, 2016
Nov 26, 2016 @ 12:43pm
Nov 26, 2016
Nov 14, 2016 @ 8:04pm
Nov 14, 2016
Trail is wet. Lots of pools of water.
Meat Draw
Nov 14, 2016 @ 8:03pm
Nov 14, 2016
technical downhill.
Bottle Drive
Nov 13, 2016 @ 9:18pm
Nov 13, 2016
Small tree down across trail removed
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