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      Smithers riding is unique, offering a full range of experiences. From high alpine singletrack to trails winding through the northern forest landscape, Smithers hosts a blend of rugged, steep technical terrain combined with new school all-mountain flow. The Smithers Mountain Bike Association manages three trail networks in partnership with the Province:

      Typically, the Bluff opens in early May, followed by the Ptarmigan network. The Piper and Backdoor areas typically open by mid-June. The riding season usually ends in early November.
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      Region Details
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      • 5
      • 28
      • 13
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Jun 19, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      179
      Trails Mountain Bike
      56
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      75
      Trails Trail Running
      74
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      5
      Trails Snowshoe
      4
      Trails Downhill Ski
      33
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      30
      Trails Nordic Ski
      37
      Total Distance
      185 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      98 miles
      Total Descent
      69,192 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,273 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,907 ft
      Reports
      1,947
      Photos
      489
      Ridden Counter
      8,243

      Outside Logo Articles

      Exploring Northern British Columbia By Bike & Train
      Aug 5, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      A dream trip to some of British Columbia's lesser-known, but still world-class, ride locations.
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Smithers Mountain Bike

      trail: Auntie Flo
      25 |
      Jul 16, 2022 @ 8:40am
      Jul 16, 2022
      9 |
      May 22, 2022 @ 7:23am
      May 22, 2022
      7 |
      May 22, 2022 @ 7:22am
      May 22, 2022
      trail: Uptrack
      5 |
      May 22, 2022 @ 7:21am
      May 22, 2022
      1 |
      May 22, 2022 @ 7:20am
      May 22, 2022
      2 |
      May 22, 2022 @ 7:19am
      May 22, 2022
      1 |
      May 22, 2022 @ 7:18am
      May 22, 2022
      2 |
      May 22, 2022 @ 7:18am
      May 22, 2022

      Videos of Smithers Mountain Bike

      Heiko Krause - Smithers B.C.
      trail: Pump Daddy
      2:44 | 2099 | Aug 19, 2019
      2019 Smithers Peak to Pint
      trail: Backdoor
      7:13 | 135 | Aug 16, 2019
      Smithers Mountain Bike Peak to Pint Race
      trail: Backdoor
      8:08 | 163 | Aug 18, 2018
      Huckin Eh - Smithers
      trail: Huckin' Eh
      5:32 | 576 | Sep 16, 2016
      lower Mystery DH - Cypress Mountain
      trail: Shining
      1:14 | 309 | Dec 17, 2013
      Dylan Marek Piperdown Enduro DH Run
      trail: Piper Down
      9:11 | 302 | Aug 14, 2012
      Piper DH
      4:01 | 458 | Nov 23, 2011
      Piper Cross- Smithers
      4:27 | 387 | Jul 31, 2011

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Deep Bluff Descent
      Aug 17, 2022 @ 1:10am
      2 days
      Unknowntrailforks OMTBO
      Backdoor Way Out
      Aug 17, 2022 @ 12:20am
      2 days
      Unknowntrailforks OMTBO
      Cronin Pass
      Aug 2, 2022 @ 11:03am
      Aug 2, 2022
      Drycasslemmer Three snow patches to contend with, short...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1908313SickSigaletriddentrailFour Horseman and 3 more
      Aug 18, 2022 @ 9:24pm
      6 hours
      user #2748632OnlyOrangeBikesriddentrailSmoothy and 2 more
      Aug 18, 2022 @ 10:11am
      18 hours
      user #2147316mtbwandererriddentrailChild's Play Connector and 1 more
      Aug 18, 2022 @ 8:25am
      19 hours
      user #824626gfortinaddtrailNervous Shakedown - Upper Skinny Ride Around
      Aug 18, 2022 @ 7:01am
      21 hours
      user #824626gfortinupdatetrailNervous Shakedown and 1 more
      Aug 18, 2022 @ 6:57am
      21 hours

      Recent Comments

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      user #1532746casslemmertrailCronin PassBeautiful views. Can be accessed from the west...
      Aug 2, 2022 @ 11:00am
      Aug 2, 2022
      user #1532746casslemmertrailSilver King BasinThis is a forest road, accessible to vehicles...
      Aug 2, 2022 @ 10:56am
      Aug 2, 2022
      user #1532746casslemmertrailChilds Play - Jump LineI know it’s for the kids but I thoroughly...
      Jul 31, 2022 @ 5:26pm
      Jul 31, 2022
      user #824626gfortinreportDeep BluffThe trail is open to the picnic table. This...
      Jun 30, 2022 @ 8:03pm
      Jun 30, 2022
      user #1036306Jac0158trailNervous ShakedownUN
      Jun 21, 2022 @ 12:34pm
      Jun 21, 2022

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      Bike & Skill Parks

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      SMBA & Town of Smithers Skills Parkskill parkSmithers

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      Pinkbike Articles

      Aug 8, 2020
      Exploring Northern British Columbia By Bike &amp; Train Exploring Northern British Columbia By Bike & Train
      A dream trip to some of British Columbia's lesser-known, but still world-class, ride locations.
      Jun 9, 2021
      Local Flavours: Northern British Columbia Road Trip - Part 1 Local Flavours: Northern British Columbia Road Trip - Part 1
      Everything you need to know about riding in Terrace, Smithers and Burns Lake.
      Oct 24, 2021
      Exploring the Babine Mountain Range in Northern BC Exploring the Babine Mountain Range in Northern BC
      Traversing the incredible views of the Babine Mountain Range in Northern BC.

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike5658 miles20,348 ft35 miles4,354 ft
      #833#534761,76076,635
      E-Bike13,255 ft938 ft3,255 ft938 ft
      882172
      Hike75105 miles28,783 ft48 miles5,272 ft
      #667#4841,7854524
      Trail Running74102 miles27,415 ft46 miles5,272 ft
      #669#4851,7583281
      Dirtbike/Moto57 miles167 ft2 miles148 ft
      37337
      Snowshoe46 miles2,175 ft5 miles2,910 ft
      #3526344
      Downhill Ski3320 miles20,961 ft20 miles1,736 ft
      8169
      Backcountry Ski3030 miles18,114 ft18 miles2,995 ft
      #24289532
      Nordic Ski3731 miles2,966 ft14 miles604 ft
      #3414171,462
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