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  • hiking (1 year)
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  • Nordic Ski
      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 Aug 11, 2021

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      71
      Trails Mountain Bike
      48
      Trails E-Bike
      39
      Trails Hike
      70
      Trails Trail Running
      70
      Trails Horse
      30
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      43
      Trails Observed Trials
      2
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      18
      Total Distance
      38 miles
      Total Descent
      12,395 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,356 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,393 ft
      Reports
      30
      Photos
      47
      Ridden Counter
      781

      Photos of Bowen Island Mountain Bike

      trail: Skid Trail
      21 |
      Aug 3, 2021 @ 6:01pm
      Aug 3, 2021
      41 |
      Feb 25, 2020 @ 1:54pm
      Feb 25, 2020
      60 |
      Feb 25, 2020 @ 1:54pm
      Feb 25, 2020
      50 |
      Feb 24, 2020 @ 10:01pm
      Feb 24, 2020
      79 |
      Sep 24, 2019 @ 3:27pm
      Sep 24, 2019
      54 |
      Sep 19, 2019 @ 9:31pm
      Sep 19, 2019
      60 |
      Sep 19, 2019 @ 9:20pm
      Sep 19, 2019
      56 |
      Sep 19, 2019 @ 9:19pm
      Sep 19, 2019

      Videos of Bowen Island Mountain Bike

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

      3:54 | 350 | Jan 4, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Will'n Daly
      Aug 11, 2021 @ 3:52pm
      Aug 11, 2021
      DryCanadiankenneyE-Bike
      Skid Trail
      Aug 3, 2021 @ 6:06pm
      Aug 3, 2021
      UnknownkihuttPlease reclassify this trail as not...
      SW Ridge Trail
      Aug 3, 2021 @ 2:37pm
      Aug 3, 2021
      UnknownkihuttNOT A BIKE TRAIL. Probably a wonderful...
      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
      DryMetric-MrShadesTrail rideable but under construction.
      Hillbilly Hill
      Apr 5, 2021 @ 5:18pm
      Apr 5, 2021
      DryMetric-MrShadesTrail rideable but under construction.
      Goat Trainer
      Apr 5, 2021 @ 5:11pm
      Apr 5, 2021
      DryMetric-MrShades
      Top End
      Apr 5, 2021 @ 5:09pm
      Apr 5, 2021
      DryMetric-MrShades
      Main Trail
      Apr 5, 2021 @ 5:07pm
      Apr 5, 2021
      VariableMetric-MrShadesFew muddy spots.
      N.N.O. Trail
      Apr 5, 2021 @ 5:04pm
      Apr 5, 2021
      DryMetric-MrShadesLot of loam!

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #807048bkawayvotetrailSkid Trail
      Sep 10, 2021 @ 12:53pm
      Sep 10, 2021
      user #807048bkawayriddentrailSW Ridge Trail
      Sep 10, 2021 @ 11:25am
      Sep 10, 2021
      user #611761markhollowayupdatetrailBierveew and 3 more
      Sep 8, 2021 @ 4:17pm
      Sep 8, 2021
      user #312485AquapussycommentreportSkid Trail
      Sep 4, 2021 @ 10:02am
      Sep 4, 2021
      user #312485AquapussylikereportSW Ridge Trail
      Sep 4, 2021 @ 10:01am
      Sep 4, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #312485AquapussyreportSkid TrailDamn that's disappointing, why does it say...
      Sep 4, 2021 @ 10:02am
      Sep 4, 2021
      user #2637022kihutttrailSW Ridge TrailNOT A BIKE TRAIL. Way too scrambly for...
      Aug 3, 2021 @ 6:09pm
      Aug 3, 2021
      user #2637022kihutttrailSkid TrailNo way is this trail good for anything other...
      Aug 3, 2021 @ 6:05pm
      Aug 3, 2021
      user #1870860BTRAtrailGreen BeanBuilt by dirt bikers, never was “an old...
      May 24, 2021 @ 12:20am
      May 24, 2021
      user #1613737Metric-MrShadestrailMain TrailThis whole Cowan trail network is an old...
      Apr 5, 2021 @ 7:11pm
      Apr 5, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Sprockids 13 24 96.5 km
      Cypress Mountain 6 26 158.9 km
      Pacific Spirit Regional Park 111.4 km
      Cypress Provincial Park11.9 km
      B&K 32 89 14 312.1 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4824 miles7,707 ft12 miles2,293 ft
      #7,356#3242729349
      E-Bike3915 miles6,056 ft8 miles1,739 ft
      #2,742#1292636
      Hike7038 miles12,329 ft18 miles2,356 ft
      #6,435#30520271167
      Trail Running7038 miles12,329 ft18 miles2,356 ft
      #6,424#301271142
      Horse3018 miles6,201 ft9 miles2,110 ft
      #505#2114
      Dirtbike/Moto4321 miles7,329 ft10 miles2,110 ft
      #161#15182
      Observed Trials24,219 ft410 ft2,756 ft341 ft
      #41#167
      ATV/ORV/OHV185 miles1,585 ft2 miles561 ft
      #71#511
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