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  • Icy
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  • Ideal
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other

      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
      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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      • 48
      • 3

      Region Status
      Caution as of Sep 12, 2020

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      89
      Trails Mountain Bike
      90
      Trails Hike
      85
      Trails Trail Running
      85
      Total Distance
      53 miles
      Total Descent
      21,616 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,425 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,766 ft
      Reports
      571
      Photos
      296
      Ridden Counter
      12,086

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 8 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 7 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 40 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance

      Photos of Forbidden Plateau Mountain Bike

      trail: Slither
      133 |
      Jul 25, 2017 @ 4:06pm
      Jul 25, 2017
      trail: Slither
      107 |
      Jul 25, 2017 @ 4:06pm
      Jul 25, 2017
      364 |
      Apr 1, 2014 @ 11:43am
      Apr 1, 2014
      trail: KMA
      280 |
      May 23, 2010 @ 7:28pm
      May 23, 2010

      Videos of Forbidden Plateau Mountain Bike

      Cash app Is Not campaign urges companies  cash...
      trail: Easy Rider
      0:15 | 19 | Aug 20, 2020
      Owe owe
      0:09 | | Aug 2, 2020
      Earth movers

      0:46 | 44 | Apr 17, 2020
      First edit

      1:22 | 30 | Apr 16, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Snakes N Ladders
      Sep 12, 2020 @ 2:20pm
      Sep 12, 2020
      DryKusBig freakin high bridge...gone....not...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Lower Bics
      Sep 12, 2020 @ 2:20pm
      Sep 12, 2020
      VariableKusSeemed ok some loose gnarly gravel on the...
      Catnip
      Sep 12, 2020 @ 2:20pm
      Sep 12, 2020
      DryKusOvergrown and shit loose gravel lower section
      Upper Transmission
      Sep 12, 2020 @ 2:20pm
      Sep 12, 2020
      WetKusCliff area before plateau is blown out...
      Black Diamond
      Sep 12, 2020 @ 2:20pm
      Sep 12, 2020
      VariableKusDecent, lower bridge approach sucks for...
      Punisher - Section 1
      Sep 11, 2020 @ 10:48am
      Sep 11, 2020
      Drymtbman1980trail leading up is overgrown and needs...
      Lower Refaptory
      Aug 24, 2020 @ 5:50pm
      Aug 24, 2020
      Wetmartinblostein Running ok but flat sections very muddy...
      Bear Bait Turns
      Aug 24, 2020 @ 2:54pm
      Aug 24, 2020
      Idealsimonconde
      White Rabbit
      Aug 12, 2020 @ 2:02pm
      Aug 12, 2020
      Dryliam-sargentOvergrown vegetation
      Cabin Fever
      Aug 12, 2020 @ 2:01pm
      Aug 12, 2020
      Very Dryliam-sargentGood condition just needs rain.
      Dirty Jane
      Aug 12, 2020 @ 1:58pm
      Aug 12, 2020
      Dryliam-sargent Tree down easy to lift bike over. Some...

      Activity Feed

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      user #617229ZippyWashingtonriddentrailCabin Fever XC and 4 more
      Sep 25, 2020 @ 8:31pm
      2 days
      user #617229ZippyWashingtonaddphoto in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
      Sep 25, 2020 @ 5:15pm
      2 days
      user #2421070Tarar0Vii3addphoto in My City and 1 more
      Sep 20, 2020 @ 12:06pm
      Sep 20, 2020
      user #299373chadopiariddentrailJake the Snake and 13 more
      Sep 15, 2020 @ 8:57pm
      Sep 15, 2020
      user #2016129KusaddreportLower Bics and 4 more
      Sep 12, 2020 @ 8:20pm
      Sep 12, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2016129KustrailSnakes N LaddersYep bridge gone.....and it’s not a small one...
      Sep 12, 2020 @ 5:07pm
      Sep 12, 2020
      user #8456mtbman1980reportPunisher - Section 1no need to reroute first section in the trees...
      Sep 11, 2020 @ 10:48am
      Sep 11, 2020
      user #1064961ODB32trailSnakes N LaddersBridges have been chopped down so stay away
      Aug 30, 2020 @ 8:54pm
      Aug 30, 2020
      user #1624029ErinshredstrailPunisher - Section 1Not rideable! Took the access road up which...
      Aug 12, 2020 @ 10:53am
      Aug 12, 2020
      user #836063jasmingodrotrailGreen DomeTEntrance is marked w a ruban because of...
      Aug 10, 2020 @ 2:03pm
      Aug 10, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Nymph Falls Park2.3 km
      Cumberland Forest 7 79 43 84.8 km
      Forbidden Plateau Mountain Resort5.9 km
      Northeast Woods 5 2 29.8 km
      Mount Washington 2 10 8 510.1 km

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