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!
Trails in Route
Difficulty ratingBlack Diamond
More Stats for The Variety Pack mountain bike route
Altitude min609 ft
Altitude start626 ft
Altitude end631 ft
Distance climb7.1 miles
Distance down4.2 miles
Distance flat2,457 ft