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      Shuttleable: YES
      Pay Dirt - Parking google parking directions
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      Region Details
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      • 4
      • 2

      Region Status
      Closed as of Mar 24, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      10
      Trails Mountain Bike
      7
      Trails E-Bike
      6
      Trails Hike
      8
      Trails Trail Running
      8
      Trails Snowshoe
      3
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      3
      Total Distance
      11 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent
      5,184 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,899 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,907 ft
      Reports
      180
      Photos
      35
      Ridden Counter
      973

      Popular Piper Recreation Area Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      Past Week
      • 1 rides

      Photos of Piper Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      151 |
      Aug 16, 2020 @ 12:33pm
      Aug 16, 2020
      418 |
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 4:34pm
      Aug 4, 2020
      trail: Pay Dirt
      258 |
      Nov 3, 2017 @ 9:18pm
      Nov 3, 2017
      trail: Pay Dirt
      274 |
      Nov 3, 2017 @ 9:18pm
      Nov 3, 2017
      trail: Piper Cross
      205 |
      Aug 26, 2016 @ 8:15pm
      Aug 26, 2016
      trail: Piper Cross
      215 |
      Aug 26, 2016 @ 8:05pm
      Aug 26, 2016
      trail: Piper Cross
      181 |
      Aug 26, 2016 @ 8:01pm
      Aug 26, 2016
      trail: Pay Dirt
      415 |
      Jul 31, 2016 @ 9:31pm
      Jul 31, 2016

      Videos of Piper Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      Dylan Marek Piperdown Enduro DH Run
      9:11 | 335 | Aug 14, 2012
      Piper DH
      4:01 | 469 | Nov 23, 2011
      Piper Cross- Smithers
      4:27 | 397 | Jul 31, 2011
      Pay Dirt in Smithers
      trail: Pay Dirt
      3:29 | 807 | Aug 13, 2010
      Piper and Backdoor Trail Sampler in Smithers BC
      1:56 | 148 | Aug 4, 2022 , Smithers
      Backdoor and Piper Cross Sampler, Smithers BC
      1:43 | 80 | Aug 3, 2022 , Smithers

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Piper Down - Upper
      Mar 24, 2024 @ 5:42pm
      Mar 24, 2024
      Freeze/thaw Cycle Please stay off the trails until they are...gfortin SMBA
      Piper Down - Lower
      Mar 24, 2024 @ 5:42pm
      Mar 24, 2024
      Freeze/thaw Cycle Please stay off the trails until they are...gfortin SMBA
      Piper Cross
      Mar 24, 2024 @ 5:42pm
      Mar 24, 2024
      Freeze/thaw Cycle Please stay off the trails until they are...gfortin SMBA
      Piper Access Road
      Mar 24, 2024 @ 5:42pm
      Mar 24, 2024
      Freeze/thaw Cycle Please stay off the trails until they are...gfortin SMBA
      Piper - Heckle Rock Ride Around
      Mar 24, 2024 @ 5:42pm
      Mar 24, 2024
      Freeze/thaw Cycle Please stay off the trails until they are...gfortin SMBA
      Pay Dirt
      Mar 24, 2024 @ 5:42pm
      Mar 24, 2024
      Freeze/thaw Cycle Please stay off the trails until they are...gfortin SMBA
      Fuzzymonkey
      Mar 24, 2024 @ 5:42pm
      Mar 24, 2024
      Freeze/thaw Cycle Please stay off the trails until they are...gfortin SMBA
      Fuzzy Monkey
      Mar 24, 2024 @ 5:41pm
      Mar 24, 2024
      Freeze/thaw Cycle Please stay off the trails until they are...gfortin SMBA

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      gfortinupdatetrailactivity #53585400
      Jun 3, 2024 @ 4:16pm
      Jun 3, 2024
      gfortinaddreportactivity #50419139 and 7 more
      Mar 24, 2024 @ 5:42pm
      Mar 24, 2024
      lit4wh1psriddentrailactivity #50196027
      Mar 19, 2024 @ 1:08pm
      Mar 19, 2024
      ginaoosenderaddreportactivity #43714220
      Sep 3, 2023 @ 9:20pm
      Sep 3, 2023
      CliffUmplebycommenttrailactivity #42908603
      Aug 13, 2023 @ 1:43pm
      Aug 13, 2023

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      CliffUmplebytrailPay DirtRode Aug 12th good shape. Why does this trail...
      Aug 13, 2023 @ 1:43pm
      Aug 13, 2023
      AmeliasmerchtrailPiper CrossTree down just after 2nd rock slab
      Sep 5, 2022 @ 1:24am
      Sep 5, 2022
      robcocquyttrailPiper Down - LowerAbout six trees across trail on June 26
      Jun 27, 2021 @ 8:29am
      Jun 27, 2021
      rivarunnamommatrailPiper CrossThree trees down but you have lots of time to...
      Oct 21, 2018 @ 3:29pm
      Oct 21, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      The Bluff Recreation Area 4 20 76.5 km
      Ptarmigan Recreation Trails 1 18.5 km
      Babine Mountains Provincial Park 1 119.7 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike75 miles4,193 ft5 miles1,909 ft
      #6,240#27534179497
      E-Bike65 miles4,193 ft5 miles1,909 ft
      733
      Hike86 miles1,010 ft2 miles3,901 ft
      #11,741#398117781
      Trail Running86 miles1,010 ft2 miles3,901 ft
      #11,660#3881779
      Snowshoe3
      32
      Backcountry Ski3
      329
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