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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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      • 15
      • 49
      • 3

      Region Status
      Caution as of Aug 29, 2022

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      95
      Trails Mountain Bike
      90
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      86
      Trails Trail Running
      86
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      2
      Total Distance
      61 miles
      Total Descent
      21,837 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,208 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,550 ft
      Reports
      679
      Photos
      328
      Ridden Counter
      16,654

      Photos of Forbidden Plateau Mountain Bike

      trail: Slither
      191 |
      Jul 25, 2017 @ 4:06pm
      Jul 25, 2017
      trail: Slither
      157 |
      Jul 25, 2017 @ 4:06pm
      Jul 25, 2017
      436 |
      Aug 2, 2016 @ 6:21pm
      Aug 2, 2016
      trail: Genesis
      330 |
      Aug 2, 2016 @ 6:19pm
      Aug 2, 2016
      trail: Genesis
      256 |
      Aug 2, 2016 @ 6:18pm
      Aug 2, 2016
      608 |
      Jun 22, 2014 @ 12:47am
      Jun 22, 2014
      | 2 comments
      428 |
      Apr 1, 2014 @ 11:43am
      Apr 1, 2014
      trail: KMA
      373 |
      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 | 29 | Aug 20, 2020
      Owe owe
      0:09 | | Aug 2, 2020
      Earth movers

      0:46 | 80 | Apr 17, 2020
      First edit

      1:22 | 43 | Apr 16, 2020
      180818 Forbidden
      2:30 | 201 | Aug 19, 2018
      Freeriding with Patrick Laffey

      1:10 | 1623 | Aug 18, 2017
      Old Boot

      1:31 | 602 | May 12, 2017
      2nd Half of Bics
      trail: Bics
      1:34 | 198 | Aug 2, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Bevan Trail
      Nov 19, 2022 @ 11:25pm
      Nov 19, 2022
      Variable Good condition for November! Fallen...Pyrate
      Bics
      Nov 19, 2022 @ 11:18pm
      Nov 19, 2022
      VariableTrail was pretty decent today, some...Pyrate
      River Trail West
      Nov 16, 2022 @ 11:47am
      Nov 16, 2022
      IdealMultiple (3 or 4) trees down across the...alongapath
      Bears Bait Trail
      Nov 16, 2022 @ 3:47am
      Nov 16, 2022
      DryA few trees down across Bear's Bait...alongapath
      Boston Main
      Nov 13, 2022 @ 11:57am
      Nov 13, 2022
      VariableSnow above 475m elevationphotogx
      Lower Transmission
      Nov 13, 2022 @ 3:57am
      Nov 13, 2022
      VariableTrail is quite overgrown but still rideablephotogx
      Trever's Trail
      Nov 13, 2022 @ 3:57am
      Nov 13, 2022
      VariableMotos have widened this trail and it is...photogx
      Boston Tea Party
      Oct 17, 2022 @ 2:43pm
      Oct 17, 2022
      DryThis section of the trail is fully...mtbman1980
      Slither
      Oct 17, 2022 @ 1:53pm
      Oct 17, 2022
      Very Drytrail is now open and running top to...mtbman1980
      Peckerhead
      Oct 16, 2022 @ 11:56am
      Oct 16, 2022
      Very Dry Trees down blocking trailb-rider

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1092516LperryvotetrailCarousel
      Jan 28, 2023 @ 10:05am
      Jan 28, 2023
      user #2965651m4wER3votetrailLower Refaptory and 2 more
      Jan 4, 2023 @ 1:36pm
      Jan 4, 2023
      user #853993PyrateaddreportBics and 1 more
      Nov 19, 2022 @ 11:18pm
      Nov 19, 2022
      user #853993Pyrateaddphoto in Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada and 4 more
      Nov 16, 2022 @ 9:06pm
      Nov 16, 2022
      user #1629201alongapathaddreportRiver Trail West and 1 more
      Nov 16, 2022 @ 4:09pm
      Nov 16, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #45466matzxtrailGood EnufNot a trail, just fsr
      Oct 9, 2022 @ 5:57pm
      Oct 9, 2022
      user #5520primodeeluxtrailDitch ConnectorActually part of Death Ditch Valley.
      Sep 20, 2022 @ 11:12pm
      Sep 20, 2022
      user #5520primodeeluxtrailDeath Ditch ValleyActual name is Death Ditch Valley.
      Sep 20, 2022 @ 11:11pm
      Sep 20, 2022
      user #1009469colridestrailMidline TrailAre you sure this trail is closed? I had a...
      Nov 15, 2021 @ 12:15pm
      Nov 15, 2021
      user #165845whistlerkeithtrailGeckoGecko is fully open, brushed and raked! It’s...
      Sep 18, 2021 @ 10:03pm
      Sep 18, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Nymph Falls Park2.3 km
      The Vortex 9 29 82.9 km
      Cumberland Forest 7 91 39 134.8 km
      Northeast Woods 16 5 29.8 km
      Mount Washington Bike Park 2 11 7 310.1 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike9053 miles21,558 ft33 miles2,425 ft
      #1,692#13532167336,424
      E-Bike1699 ft128 ft676 ft131 ft
      58156
      Hike8655 miles17,520 ft29 miles4,209 ft
      #1,288#11066691656
      Trail Running8655 miles17,520 ft29 miles4,209 ft
      #1,293#1106691461
      Backcountry Ski21,726 ft226 ft
      1444
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