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      This region is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

      Logging over the last few years has affected some trails. Be sure to look before you leap and watch for operation signage.

      This was the first major area for mountain biking dating back to early MTB specific trails being built around 1990. It was an area started by trials motorbikes but it was the mountain bikers that expanded the network higher and higher into the hills. By 1997, there was singletrack all the way from the Forbidden Plateau ski resort, now closed due to the collapse of the lodge roof thanks to the excessive snow of ?1998/1999? season. The remains of the lodge were later torched by vandals.

      Nowadays, the network of trails have exploded and there is something for everyone Shuttles are easily accessed by Forbidden Plateau Rd. with people parking recovery vehicle below at the popular Nymph Falls Regional Park, which is an excellent place for a dip during the summer. Those wanting to ride up usually park upstream from Nymph Falls accessed on the other side of the Puntledge River via Colake Logging Main(watch for big trucksSmile and park at the Comox Lake Dam, at the mouth of the Puntledge River. From here, most ride east on Colake Main to Boston Main(also known as Branch 21 by locals).

      More trail info and maps, visit www.cvmtb.com or any of the Valley bike shops.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Shuttleable: YES
      Shuttle Drop-Off google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Comox Lake Dam (if riding up) or Nymph Falls parking lot (shuttlers typically)
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      Region Details
      • 14
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      • 49
      • 4

      Region Status
      Caution as of Feb 11, 2024

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      98
      Trails Mountain Bike
      93
      Trails E-Bike
      93
      Trails Hike
      87
      Trails Trail Running
      87
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      2
      Total Distance
      62 miles
      Total Descent
      22,126 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,208 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,550 ft
      Reports
      804
      Photos
      342
      Ridden Counter
      20,976

      Photos of Forbidden Plateau Mountain Bike

      trail: Slither
      218 |
      Jul 25, 2017 @ 4:06pm
      Jul 25, 2017
      trail: Slither
      179 |
      Jul 25, 2017 @ 4:06pm
      Jul 25, 2017
      520 |
      Aug 2, 2016 @ 6:21pm
      Aug 2, 2016
      trail: Genesis
      418 |
      Aug 2, 2016 @ 6:19pm
      Aug 2, 2016
      trail: Genesis
      305 |
      Aug 2, 2016 @ 6:18pm
      Aug 2, 2016
      439 |
      Apr 1, 2014 @ 11:43am
      Apr 1, 2014
      trail: KMA
      424 |
      May 23, 2010 @ 7:28pm
      May 23, 2010
      312 |
      Jun 13, 2009 @ 1:06pm
      Jun 13, 2009
      | 2 comments

      Videos of Forbidden Plateau Mountain Bike

      Owe owe
      0:09 | | Aug 2, 2020
      Earth movers

      0:46 | 82 | Apr 17, 2020
      First edit

      1:22 | 44 | Apr 16, 2020
      180818 Forbidden
      2:30 | 206 | Aug 19, 2018
      Freeriding with Patrick Laffey

      1:10 | 1629 | Aug 18, 2017
      Old Boot

      1:31 | 640 | May 12, 2017
      2nd Half of Bics
      trail: Bics
      1:34 | 213 | Aug 2, 2016
      Techy Multi Level Rock Face
      trail: Genesis
      0:16 | 862 | Aug 2, 2016

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      Recent Comments

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      ohmagardtrailGoat HeadThe latter half of this has been logged....
      Nov 13, 2023 @ 11:21am
      Nov 13, 2023
      ohmagardtrailBoston Tea PartyNo longer rideable, exit doesn’t exist...
      Nov 13, 2023 @ 11:19am
      Nov 13, 2023
      AjekK1trailUpper TransmissionIn no way is this a black. Dark blue at best...
      Oct 27, 2023 @ 1:35pm
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      AjekK1trailTransmissionWhat a wicked tech trail. Needed a lot of...
      Oct 27, 2023 @ 1:34pm
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      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Nymph Falls Park2.3 km
      The Vortex 10 33 82.9 km
      Cumberland trail network 7 92 45 114.8 km
      Northeast Woods 16 5 29.8 km
      Mount Washington Bike Park 2 11 6 410.1 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike9354 miles21,847 ft34 miles2,425 ft
      #1,724#13733379748,596
      E-Bike9354 miles21,847 ft34 miles2,425 ft
      694165
      Hike8756 miles17,552 ft29 miles4,209 ft
      #1,296#10687921926
      Trail Running8756 miles17,552 ft29 miles4,209 ft
      #1,301#1067921847
      Backcountry Ski21,726 ft226 ft
      1556
      • By primodeelux & contributors
      • Admins: skifreak, Trailtristan, UROC, mrtcumberland, DougalB
      • #489 - 48,034 views

      Downloading of trail gps tracks in kml & gpx formats is disabled for Forbidden Plateau.