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      This region is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

      Logging Activity

      Please note, logging activity will be underway on Forbidden Plateau from Nov 1st, 2020 onwards till we are notified. Please obey signage and trail closures.

      bigquotesCLOSURE ADVISORY from MOSAIC FOREST MANAGEMENT: Effective immediately, the areas of Forbidden Plateau and Boston Main (north of Comox Lake) are closed to the public for the remainder of 2020. Mosaic road building in these areas may include blasting and for safety reasons, all public users must avoid these areas.

      For more information please check https://www.mosaicforests.com/access

      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
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      Region Status
      Open as of 2 days

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      93
      Trails Mountain Bike
      89
      Trails Hike
      85
      Trails Trail Running
      85
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      2
      Total Distance
      59 miles
      Total Descent
      21,872 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,208 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,550 ft
      Reports
      612
      Photos
      321
      Ridden Counter
      14,546

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 2 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 22 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance

      Photos of Forbidden Plateau Mountain Bike

      trail: Slither
      161 |
      Jul 25, 2017 @ 4:06pm
      Jul 25, 2017
      trail: Slither
      131 |
      Jul 25, 2017 @ 4:06pm
      Jul 25, 2017
      360 |
      Aug 2, 2016 @ 6:21pm
      Aug 2, 2016
      trail: Scarface
      292 |
      Aug 2, 2016 @ 6:19pm
      Aug 2, 2016
      trail: Scarface
      221 |
      Aug 2, 2016 @ 6:18pm
      Aug 2, 2016
      564 |
      Jun 22, 2014 @ 12:47am
      Jun 22, 2014
      | 2 comments
      395 |
      Apr 1, 2014 @ 11:43am
      Apr 1, 2014
      trail: KMA
      317 |
      May 23, 2010 @ 7:28pm
      May 23, 2010

      Videos of Forbidden Plateau Mountain Bike

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      trail: Easy Rider
      0:15 | 27 | Aug 20, 2020
      Owe owe
      0:09 | | Aug 2, 2020
      Earth movers

      0:46 | 70 | Apr 17, 2020
      First edit

      1:22 | 38 | Apr 16, 2020
      180818 Forbidden
      2:30 | 196 | Aug 19, 2018
      Freeriding with Patrick Laffey

      1:10 | 1610 | Aug 18, 2017
      Old Boot

      1:31 | 573 | May 12, 2017
      2nd Half of Bics
      trail: Bics
      1:34 | 176 | Aug 2, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Rebel
      Sep 18, 2021 @ 10:06pm
      2 days
      VariablewhistlerkeithTrail is clear and riding really well
      Gecko
      Sep 18, 2021 @ 9:58pm
      2 days
      IdealwhistlerkeithAll sectioned that were logged in 2021...
      Boston Tea Party
      Aug 19, 2021 @ 9:20am
      Aug 19, 2021
      UnknownalongapathTrail Running Really underused and overgrown. Tricky to...
      Jake the Snake
      Aug 19, 2021 @ 9:20am
      Aug 19, 2021
      Very DryalongapathTrail Running
      Upper Refaptory
      Aug 4, 2021 @ 3:27pm
      Aug 4, 2021
      Very Drycanadaka Trailforks
      Iron Horse
      Aug 4, 2021 @ 3:27pm
      Aug 4, 2021
      Very Drycanadaka Trailforks
      Avoid Hike
      Aug 4, 2021 @ 3:27pm
      Aug 4, 2021
      Very Drycanadaka Trailforks
      Grimstads
      Aug 4, 2021 @ 3:27pm
      Aug 4, 2021
      Very Drycanadaka Trailforks
      Down to Boston
      Aug 4, 2021 @ 3:27pm
      Aug 4, 2021
      Very Drycanadaka Trailforks
      Black Diamond
      Aug 4, 2021 @ 3:27pm
      Aug 4, 2021
      Very Drycanadaka Trailforks

      Activity Feed

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      user #2416525CasslebroxriddentrailJake the Snake and 3 more
      Sep 19, 2021 @ 7:15pm
      16 hours
      user #165845whistlerkeithcommenttrailGecko
      Sep 18, 2021 @ 10:03pm
      2 days
      user #165845whistlerkeithaddreportGecko and 1 more
      Sep 18, 2021 @ 9:58pm
      2 days
      user #22011b-riderriddentrail2 Sheiks & A Dog and 4 more
      Sep 15, 2021 @ 6:30am
      Sep 15, 2021
      user #1214452KristenemckenzieriddentrailRebel
      Sep 10, 2021 @ 6:36pm
      Sep 10, 2021

      Recent Comments

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      user #165845whistlerkeithtrailGeckoGecko is fully open, brushed and raked! It’s...
      Sep 18, 2021 @ 10:03pm
      2 days
      user #2201687Tangent11reportBoston MainP
      Aug 4, 2021 @ 2:07pm
      Aug 4, 2021
      user #2201687Tangent11reportBoston MainL
      Aug 4, 2021 @ 2:06pm
      Aug 4, 2021
      user #2201687Tangent11reportBoston Main0. .b g By 8 . .p.
      Aug 4, 2021 @ 2:06pm
      Aug 4, 2021
      user #2334557MarcusvanheysttrailSlitherAll good to go. Super fun
      Jul 8, 2021 @ 4:14pm
      Jul 8, 2021

      Nearby Areas

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      Nymph Falls Park2.3 km
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike8953 miles21,617 ft33 miles2,425 ft
      #1,443#13331460835,247
      Hike8553 miles17,933 ft29 miles4,209 ft
      #1,110#10766031431
      Trail Running8553 miles17,933 ft29 miles4,209 ft
      #1,117#1076031277
      Backcountry Ski21,726 ft226 ft
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