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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Videos
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • 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)
      Links
      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 7, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #185
      State Ranking
      #46
      Trails (view details)
      89
      Trails Mountain Bike
      89
      Trails Hike
      83
      Trails Trail Running
      83
      Total Distance
      53 miles
      Total Descent
      21,616 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,425 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,766 ft
      Reports
      503
      Photos
      270
      Ridden Counter
      8,822

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 m avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 m avg distance
      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 10.3 km avg distance

      Photos of Forbidden Plateau Mountain Bike

      trail: Slither
      78 |
      Jul 25, 2017 @ 4:06pm
      Jul 25, 2017
      trail: Slither
      64 |
      Jul 25, 2017 @ 4:06pm
      Jul 25, 2017
      347 |
      Apr 1, 2014 @ 11:43am
      Apr 1, 2014
      trail: KMA
      241 |
      May 23, 2010 @ 7:28pm
      May 23, 2010

      Videos of Forbidden Plateau Mountain Bike

      180818 Forbidden
      2:30 | 140 | Aug 19, 2018
      Freeriding with Patrick Laffey
      1:10 | 1486 | Aug 18, 2017
      Old Boot
      1:31 | 525 | May 12, 2017
      2nd Half of Bics
      trail: Bics
      1:34 | 151 | Aug 2, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Boston Main
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 4:24pm
      Oct 7, 2019
      Variablebloodbathandbeyond
      Cabin Fever Access
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 4:24pm
      Oct 7, 2019
      Wetbloodbathandbeyond
      Cabin Fever
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 4:24pm
      Oct 7, 2019
      Wetbloodbathandbeyond
      Lower Transmission
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 4:24pm
      Oct 7, 2019
      DrybloodbathandbeyondAs previously reported- trail is super...
      Plateau
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 12:55pm
      Sep 15, 2019
      Wetwsawchuk TORCATrailFan
      Snakes N Ladders
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 12:55pm
      Sep 15, 2019
      Wetwsawchuk TORCATrailFan The ladder bridges are sketch. Loose...
      Black Diamond
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 12:55pm
      Sep 15, 2019
      Wetwsawchuk TORCATrailFan
      Slither
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 12:55pm
      Sep 15, 2019
      Wetwsawchuk TORCATrailFan
      Jake the Snake
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 4:29pm
      Sep 7, 2019
      Very DryJaymePoplarHike Cool to see the features from days past....
      Bear Bait Turns
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 5:30pm
      Sep 2, 2019
      VariableAshBCTree down across the path coming down one...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1192321KatykeslerwishlisttrailSnakes N Ladders
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 4:53pm
      Oct 9, 2019
      user #1289184bloodbathandbeyondaddreportBoston Main and 3 more
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 8:51am
      Oct 9, 2019
      user #111389twalmsriddentrailLower Refaptory and 3 more
      Oct 2, 2019 @ 5:47pm
      Oct 2, 2019
      user #1068255S-nicholaswishlisttrailBlack Dog
      Oct 1, 2019 @ 9:52pm
      Oct 1, 2019
      user #482851ZachTurpleriddentrailBear River Edge and 1 more
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 11:49pm
      Sep 28, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #213627jordanmtbrtrailBoston MainTurned around by loggers September 26.fire...
      Sep 26, 2019 @ 1:35pm
      Sep 26, 2019
      user #170360kylehimselftrail2 Sheiks & A DogLots of torn down features and runs into a...
      Apr 27, 2019 @ 9:41pm
      Apr 27, 2019
      user #955207b1gd0mtrailCabin FeverEasy black trail with some nice slabs and rock...
      Apr 14, 2019 @ 9:31pm
      Apr 14, 2019
      user #936706Kentongravesreport2 Sheiks & A DogGlad you like it! I’m usually out there...
      Jul 6, 2018 @ 5:45pm
      Jul 6, 2018
      user #888718LeCollectiftrailBears Bait TrailSuper fun easy trail.
      Sep 16, 2017 @ 12:35pm
      Sep 16, 2017

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Nymph Falls Park2.3 km
      Cumberland Forest 9 71 43 84.8 km
      Northeast Woods 5 2 29.8 km
      Mount Washington 1 8 6 510.1 km
      Oyster River 13 14 315.7 km

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