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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 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
Contribute Details
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  • Photos
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  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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Radar Time
x Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
Trails Deemphasized
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      Shuttleable: YES
      Pay Dirt - Parking google parking directions
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 2
      • 5
      • 3

      Region Status
      Caution as of Jun 1, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      13
      Trails Mountain Bike
      10
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      13
      Trails Trail Running
      13
      Total Distance
      15 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent
      8,636 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,108 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,907 ft
      Reports
      191
      Photos
      42
      Ridden Counter
      711

      Popular Piper Recreation Area Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

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

      Photos of Piper Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      trail: Piper Down
      78 |
      Aug 16, 2020 @ 12:33pm
      Aug 16, 2020
      trail: Piper Down
      224 |
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 4:34pm
      Aug 4, 2020
      trail: Pay Dirt
      182 |
      Nov 3, 2017 @ 9:18pm
      Nov 3, 2017
      trail: Pay Dirt
      182 |
      Nov 3, 2017 @ 9:18pm
      Nov 3, 2017
      trail: Backdoor
      319 |
      May 8, 2017 @ 12:57pm
      May 8, 2017
      | 1 comments
      trail: Backdoor
      406 |
      Sep 9, 2016 @ 6:38pm
      Sep 9, 2016
      trail: Backdoor
      363 |
      Sep 9, 2016 @ 6:35pm
      Sep 9, 2016
      trail: Backdoor
      330 |
      Sep 9, 2016 @ 6:33pm
      Sep 9, 2016

      Videos of Piper Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      2019 Smithers Peak to Pint
      trail: Backdoor
      7:13 | 123 | Aug 16, 2019
      Smithers Mountain Bike Peak to Pint Race
      trail: Backdoor
      8:08 | 157 | Aug 18, 2018
      Piper DH
      4:01 | 447 | Nov 23, 2011
      Piper Cross- Smithers
      4:27 | 374 | Jul 31, 2011
      Backdoor trail - Smithers
      trail: Backdoor
      4:14 | 2218 | Sep 5, 2010
      Pay Dirt in Smithers
      trail: Pay Dirt
      3:29 | 690 | Aug 13, 2010
      youtuber Sketching Out on Sketchy Features!
      trail: Backdoor
      10:53 | 57 | Sep 2, 2021 , Smithers
      youtuber Riding Northern BC | Backdoor Trail, Smithers
      trail: Backdoor
      10:15 | 630 | Jul 5, 2019 , Smithers

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Backdoor
      Sep 19, 2021 @ 12:19pm
      Sep 19, 2021
      Prevalent Mudnc99So muddy. Bad decision by me to ride it.
      Access to Backdoor
      Sep 19, 2021 @ 12:19pm
      Sep 19, 2021
      Prevalent Mudnc99
      Piper Down
      Aug 9, 2021 @ 11:39am
      Aug 9, 2021
      Drync99Good shape.
      Piper Cross
      Aug 9, 2021 @ 11:39am
      Aug 9, 2021
      Drync99In good shape. Very loose coming off the...
      Pay Dirt
      Jul 10, 2021 @ 1:48pm
      Jul 10, 2021
      Very DryNAdamsonPaydirt is currently closed due to major...
      Piper Down
      Jul 3, 2021 @ 2:03pm
      Jul 3, 2021
      DryNAdamson
      Piper Ride Around
      Jul 2, 2021 @ 12:33pm
      Jul 2, 2021
      Drync99
      Fuzzymonkey
      Jul 2, 2021 @ 12:33pm
      Jul 2, 2021
      Idealnc99Excellent
      Access Road
      Apr 23, 2021 @ 8:07pm
      Apr 23, 2021
      VariableNAdamson
      Fuzzy Monkey
      May 28, 2014 @ 3:51pm
      May 28, 2014
      Unknownbrenthillier NSMBA

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1250493gabeboningwishlisttrailBackdoor
      Nov 21, 2021 @ 10:11pm
      Nov 21, 2021
      user #2889094BeekzriddentrailBackdoor
      Oct 23, 2021 @ 7:40am
      Oct 23, 2021
      user #2036742SuperBernwishlisttrailBackdoor
      Oct 5, 2021 @ 6:24pm
      Oct 5, 2021
      user #831136pivotambassadorkelownariddentrailPiper Down
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 9:16pm
      Oct 2, 2021
      user #2344290nc99addreportAccess to Backdoor and 1 more
      Sep 19, 2021 @ 6:40pm
      Sep 19, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #871167robcocquyttrailPiper DownAbout six trees across trail on June 26
      Jun 27, 2021 @ 8:29am
      Jun 27, 2021
      user #1146983rivarunnamommatrailPiper CrossThree trees down but you have lots of time to...
      Oct 21, 2018 @ 3:29pm
      Oct 21, 2018
      user #885898theridestufftrailBackdoorIn great shape as of this afternoon. Such a...
      Jul 7, 2018 @ 9:40pm
      Jul 7, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      The Bluff Recreation Area 4 20 62.6 km
      Ptarmigan Recreation Trails 1 14.6 km
      Babine Mountains Provincial Park 1 116.5 km
      Dome Mountain17.4 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike109 miles7,644 ft8 miles3,396 ft
      #4,399#23441190390
      E-Bike13,255 ft938 ft3,255 ft938 ft
      862
      Hike1315 miles8,635 ft10 miles5,108 ft
      #3,684#212119157
      Trail Running1315 miles8,635 ft10 miles5,108 ft
      #3,687#2091915
      • By brenthillier NSMBA TRAILFORKS & contributors
      • Admins: SMBA, BVCC, BBSS, NAdamson, NBC, PGBRS, aleksa
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