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      Bowen is a great place to unwind for the day, giving you that Island feeling with only a short ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay.

      There is a variety of crown, metro vancouver park and municipal park land offering multi-use options for hiking, mtb, moto, ATV and horseback riding

      Not sure where to go? Reach out to one of the local clubs to point you in the right direction. Bowen Island Trail Society (hiking, cycling, running), Bowen Trail Rides Association (ATV, dirt bike, trials), Bowen Island Horse Owners and Riders Association (equestrian).

      There are some "secret" mtb trails on Bowen, many built by the legendary "Danger Dan". These trails are not for beginners and feature lots of skinnies and they are some of the steepest and gnarliest trails around.

      Remember many of the trails on Bowen are multi-use, expect to encounter other user groups and please be kind. The island’s crown land trails are also more rugged than what you might expect to find on the mainland. We’re constantly working to improve them while also maintaining this rugged characteristic that is so important to the community. Enjoy!
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Jul 7, 2024

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      89
      Trails Mountain Bike
      53
      Trails E-Bike
      43
      Trails Horse
      31
      Trails Hike
      88
      Trails Trail Running
      88
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      42
      Trails Observed Trials
      2
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      18
      Total Distance
      45 miles
      Total Descent
      13,591 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,350 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,387 ft
      Reports
      42
      Photos
      63
      Ridden Counter
      2,560

      Outside Logo Articles

      Photo Story: Hitting Big Drops & Loamy Trails on Bowen Island
      Apr 5, 2021 from pinkbike.com
      The NF Team hit wild drops and high-speed loamy trails deep in the woods on Bowen Island.

      Photos of Bowen Island Mountain Bike

      trail: Green Bean
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      Aug 8, 2023 @ 7:14pm
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      Aug 8, 2023 @ 7:14pm
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      Aug 8, 2023 @ 7:14pm
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      Aug 8, 2023 @ 7:14pm
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      17 |
      Aug 8, 2023 @ 7:13pm
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      trail: Green Bean
      28 |
      Aug 8, 2023 @ 7:13pm
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      Sep 19, 2019 @ 9:20pm
      Sep 19, 2019
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      Sep 19, 2019 @ 9:19pm
      Sep 19, 2019

      Videos of Bowen Island Mountain Bike

      youtuber Classic North Shore Trails - Bowen Island -...

      3:54 | 732 | Jan 4, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Handlogger's Trail (Mid Level)
      Jan 7, 2024 @ 6:31pm
      Jan 7, 2024
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      Summit Trail
      Jan 7, 2024 @ 6:25pm
      Jan 7, 2024
      IdealHike tristan-deggan
      Skid Trail
      Jan 7, 2024 @ 6:22pm
      Jan 7, 2024
      VariableHike tristan-deggan
      2 Deadends MG
      Jun 28, 2023 @ 5:06am
      Jun 28, 2023
      DryA few trees down, but otherwise a fun old...Kevinzn61nL
      Secret Swamp/Arbutus Ridge
      Jun 2, 2023 @ 5:36pm
      Jun 2, 2023
      VariableThis is unridable up. Downhill is a mixed...bj-smith
      Bluewater Reservoir Trail (Mid Level Trail)
      Apr 15, 2023 @ 3:50am
      Apr 15, 2023
      VariableHike fluid2
      Handloggers Trail (Mid Level Trail)
      Apr 15, 2023 @ 10:50am
      Apr 15, 2023
      VariableHike fluid2
      Will'n Daly
      Aug 11, 2021 @ 3:52pm
      Aug 11, 2021
      DryE-Bike Canadiankenney
      Crusher Loop Inc Isuzu Corner
      Apr 5, 2021 @ 5:24pm
      Apr 5, 2021
      DryMetric-MrShades
      Plan B
      Apr 5, 2021 @ 5:22pm
      Apr 5, 2021
      DryTrail rideable but under construction.Metric-MrShades

      Activity Feed

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      Mbudaaddreportactivity #55309099
      Jul 7, 2024 @ 6:32pm
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      Mbudavotepoiactivity #55309075
      Jul 7, 2024 @ 6:31pm
      Jul 7, 2024
      AaronGUnmibriddentrailactivity #54230544
      Jun 16, 2024 @ 10:15am
      Jun 16, 2024
      cooldudethatatecommenttrailactivity #54191631 and 1 more
      Jun 15, 2024 @ 7:22pm
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      Jun 8, 2024 @ 4:25pm
      Jun 8, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      cooldudethatatetrailHandlogger's Trail (Mid Level)Do not attempt on gravel bike, doesn’t work...
      Jun 15, 2024 @ 7:22pm
      Jun 15, 2024
      cooldudethatatetrailBluewater Reservoir Trail (Mid Level Trail)Do not attempt on gravel bike
      Jun 15, 2024 @ 7:22pm
      Jun 15, 2024
      GarethwHrAPutrailSkid TrailWicked ride up to the top on a 2 stroke.
      Sep 12, 2023 @ 11:13pm
      Sep 12, 2023
      MLLNStrailHandlogger's Trail (Mid Level)My comment is for the entire Handloggers Trail.
      Jul 3, 2023 @ 5:41pm
      Jul 3, 2023
      AquapussyreportSkid TrailDamn that's disappointing, why does it say...
      Sep 4, 2021 @ 10:02am
      Sep 4, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Keats Island3.5 km
      Sprockids 11 25 106.5 km
      Cypress Mountain 1 9 24 148.9 km
      Pacific Spirit Regional Park 2 111.4 km
      Cypress Provincial Park 111.9 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike5326 miles8,497 ft13 miles2,343 ft
      #7,254#3043540606
      E-Bike4318 miles6,381 ft9 miles1,781 ft
      #3,478#14437137
      Horse3118 miles6,572 ft9 miles2,146 ft
      #507#2517
      Hike8845 miles13,527 ft22 miles2,349 ft
      #5,896#27222391435
      Trail Running8845 miles13,527 ft22 miles2,349 ft
      #5,904#268391498
      Dirtbike/Moto4220 miles7,293 ft10 miles2,113 ft
      #172#146217
      Observed Trials24,219 ft410 ft2,756 ft341 ft
      #42#169
      ATV/ORV/OHV185 miles1,578 ft2 miles561 ft
      #90#612
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