3,575 ft
49 ft
-773 ft
Avg time

Back Pains Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Roller Coaster
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened

Completed in 2013 by Fafard Recreational Development (FRD), Back Pains is a great addition to the Mackenzie Area trail network. It is a fun and flowy intermediate route built to be descended; riding up it is not recommended. The trail provides the intermediate rider a chance to experience the Nimby climb, without having to descend down the advanced and expert trails located higher up on Mackenzie. Loop Back Pains with the Nimby climb to complete a fun 3.6 km intermediate singletrack ride back to Waco Connector, from where you’ll have a few more intermediate options to continue to descend back down towards the gravel pit.

The Back Pains trailhead is very well marked with a wooden carved sign and located about 2.5 km up the Nimby climb. This relatively smooth singletrack trail will twist and turn around some well-built and well-bermed corners all the way down to Waco Connector. There are a few rollers along the way, allowing the more skilled rider to take some air, while providing nice braking bumps for the less experienced. A few low lying bridges cross several streams along the route, but are built wide enough for most riders to comfortably cross. The more use this trails sees, the better it will get as it settles.

Access Info

To access Back Pains, climb up Nimby for 2.5 km to the well-marked Back Pains trailhead. The descent down Back Pains will be located on the rider’s left.

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More Stats for Back Pains mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -724 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,269 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,996 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,993 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,269 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    285 ft
  • Distance down
    2,931 ft
  • Distance flat
    359 ft
  • Avg time
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on Oct 9, 2016
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Back Pains Trail Reports

Oct 9, 2016 @ 7:55pm
Oct 9, 2016
running great after the rain
Jul 3, 2016 @ 4:58pm
Jul 3, 2016
running great!
Oct 11, 2015 @ 4:55pm
Oct 11, 2015
Running great, definitely moisture in the trail but not wet or variable. Good traction.
Apr 26, 2015 @ 6:13am
Apr 26, 2015
Nov 2, 2014 @ 11:20am
Nov 2, 2014
fast and grippy, it's in awesome shape right now!
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Jan 31, 2016 @ 6:34am
Jan 31, 2016
Back Pains, Allentown

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Pemberton's Back Pains DH
3:15 | 190 | Apr 10, 2014 Back Pains, Pemberton
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    • Updated on Sat 2014-10-25 @ 12:06am
    • Submitted on Fri 2014-10-24 @ 6:58pm
    • By jsartee & contributors
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