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      This region is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

      Ladysmith is a town located on the 49th parallel on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. As of 2016, the population was 8,537. Please visit our Community Website to discover what Ladysmith has to offer during your visit.

      The local trails provide a good variety of varying levels of challenging terrain. Getting to most trail heads requires a climb along access or climbing trails, but the effort is well worth the reward. The Ladysmith trail network is know for it's spectacular views on a clear day. Due to our climate, trails can be ridden mostly all year round, but please refrain from chewing up trails on or immediately after extremely wet weather. Many trails are multi-use, so hikers or trail runners will be encountered. Please be cautious and watch out while riding.

      Checkout the local CTSS - Ladysmith Chapter trail association, the Routes page for recommended local ride loops, and the Ladysmith Riders group if you'd like to ride with a local or participate in a group ride while visiting.

      Have fun out there Ride at your own risk.
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      Region Details
      • 113
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      • 49
      • 5

      Region Status
      Open as of Feb 19, 2024

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      188
      Trails Mountain Bike
      182
      Trails E-Bike
      178
      Trails Horse
      6
      Trails Hike
      187
      Trails Trail Running
      187
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      5
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      5
      Trails Nordic Ski
      5
      Total Distance
      49 miles
      Total Descent
      8,074 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,286 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,317 ft
      Reports
      1,654
      Photos
      227
      Ridden Counter
      10,736

      Photos of Ladysmith Mountain Bike

      trail: Brass Monkey
      0 |
      Mar 2, 2024 @ 3:32pm
      17 hours
      trail: Brass Monkey
      1 |
      Mar 2, 2024 @ 3:31pm
      17 hours
      20 |
      Sep 8, 2023 @ 9:43pm
      Sep 8, 2023
      6 |
      Jun 6, 2023 @ 2:40pm
      Jun 6, 2023
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      Jun 6, 2023 @ 2:40pm
      Jun 6, 2023
      10 |
      Jun 6, 2023 @ 2:40pm
      Jun 6, 2023
      17 |
      Jun 6, 2023 @ 2:40pm
      Jun 6, 2023
      13 |
      Jun 6, 2023 @ 2:39pm
      Jun 6, 2023

      Videos of Ladysmith Mountain Bike

      youtuber Brass Monkey Trail Preview / Ladysmith B.C
      3:23 | 10 | Feb 19, 2024 , Ladysmith

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Short n Sweet B
      Feb 11, 2024 @ 2:09am
      Feb 11, 2024
      WetlarrinskiE-Bike A few trees down after the right bend...
      Chainsaw
      Feb 11, 2024 @ 2:09am
      Feb 11, 2024
      WetlarrinskiE-Bike Tree down blocking exit

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      monkeyandmooseaddphotoactivity #49655704 and 1 more
      Mar 2, 2024 @ 3:31pm
      17 hours
      cowichanmtbaddreportactivity #49341068
      Feb 19, 2024 @ 9:59pm
      Feb 19, 2024
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      Feb 19, 2024 @ 9:45pm
      Feb 19, 2024
      larrinskiaddreportactivity #49104468 and 17 more
      Feb 12, 2024 @ 9:40am
      Feb 12, 2024
      thejakepopperaddreportactivity #49003177 and 3 more
      Feb 9, 2024 @ 11:02am
      Feb 9, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      EtherealembracetrailNHL Lockout (Mid)More a black not a blue. Not for intermediate...
      Nov 25, 2023 @ 2:00pm
      Nov 25, 2023
      EtherealembracetrailBroom Valley (Lower)This should be rated black or dark blue. Not...
      Oct 28, 2023 @ 3:38pm
      Oct 28, 2023
      RickeFtZHVtrailLadysmith DownhillBeautiful terrain with a rock outcrop and...
      Aug 25, 2023 @ 11:59am
      Aug 25, 2023
      RickeFtZHVtrailAbbycadabraA climb on an old road grade.
      Aug 25, 2023 @ 11:53am
      Aug 25, 2023
      RickeFtZHVtrailFeliz Navidad TrailBeautiful stand of second growth forest...
      May 21, 2023 @ 2:22pm
      May 21, 2023

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike18244 miles6,342 ft17 miles1,224 ft
      #1,428#622031,65342,966
      E-Bike17843 miles6,119 ft16 miles1,224 ft
      #500#4391,6432353
      Horse67 miles764 ft3 miles712 ft
      #626#317041
      Hike18748 miles8,002 ft19 miles1,286 ft
      #1,142#59131,64721,351
      Trail Running18748 miles8,002 ft19 miles1,286 ft
      #1,147#5921,64711,001
      Dirtbike/Moto11,696 ft95 ft1,063 ft95 ft
      70318
      Snowshoe59 miles909 ft3 miles709 ft
      #304#19125
      Backcountry Ski59 miles909 ft3 miles709 ft
      #68#3121
      Nordic Ski59 miles909 ft3 miles709 ft
      #220#13124
      • By brenthillier NSMBA TRAILFORKS & contributors
      • Admins: Dubnyk, CRD-Parks, CTSS, CTSS
      • #13354 - 15,775 views

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