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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 July 18th onwards till we are notified. Please obey signage and trail closures.


      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
      Comox Lake Dam Recreation Area google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Comox Lake Dam (if riding up) or Nymph Falls parking lot (shuttlers typically)
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails
      82
      Total Distance
      49.2 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      30.7 miles
      Total Descent
      3.9 miles
      Highest Trailhead
      2,766 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,360 ft
      Reports
      196
      Photos
      204
      Ridden Counter
      2,135

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      Photos of Forbidden Plateau Mountain Bike

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      Recent Comments

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      user #1320390SaskatoonjtrailBears Bait TrailGreat trail!
      May 13, 2017 @ 11:35am
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      Oct 27, 2016 @ 11:47am
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      user #454369canadakatrailCabin Feversuper fun trail, fast & flowy.
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