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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
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  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • photo Photo
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other

      This region is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

      A small but fun network of DH/AM trails on the south side of Mount Benson down to Nanaimo Lakes Road
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Parking on road google parking directions
      Region Details
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      • 2


      Open on Feb 2, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #202
      State Ranking
      #47
      Trails (view details)
      39
      Trails Mountain Bike
      39
      Trails Hike
      37
      Trails Trail Running
      37
      Total Distance
      37 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      20 miles
      Total Descent
      10,281 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,724 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,336 ft
      Reports
      646
      Photos
      272
      Ridden Counter
      3,518

      Photos of South Benson Mountain Bike

      trail: Uterbraten
      128 |
      Jun 26, 2017 @ 8:11pm
      Jun 26, 2017
      Uterbraten, Nanaimo
      trail: Rollercoaster
      72 |
      Jun 26, 2017 @ 8:11pm
      Jun 26, 2017
      Rollercoaster, Nanaimo
      trail: Meat Draw
      359 |
      Jul 25, 2016 @ 8:49pm
      Jul 25, 2016
      Meat Draw, Nanaimo
      trail: Meat Draw
      283 |
      Jul 25, 2016 @ 8:49pm
      Jul 25, 2016
      Meat Draw, Nanaimo
      more photos »

      Videos of South Benson Mountain Bike

      Sam Howe in Gnarnaimo
      1:46 | 3799 | Oct 25, 2018
      Locdog's on the Benson Trails
      trail: Uterbraten
      2:44 | 273 | Oct 5, 2018
      Drop and Gap Jump
      0:12 | 182 | Sep 18, 2018
      Mt Benson riding
      3:26 | 407 | Nov 18, 2017
      more videos »

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #332stickboyreportSexy FlandersRide faster. Lol
      Oct 22, 2018 @ 8:56am
      Oct 22, 2018
      user #1514255MarcioFrancotrailMeat DrawSweet as! All I was looking for! Challenging...
      Oct 21, 2018 @ 8:56pm
      Oct 21, 2018
      user #1514255MarcioFrancotrailChainsaw RidgeRad trail! Definitely a double black and som...
      Oct 21, 2018 @ 8:52pm
      Oct 21, 2018
      user #626886Gla55BrakrtrailGatekeeperFYI this is a two way trail. It is a great...
      Oct 6, 2018 @ 9:27pm
      Oct 6, 2018
      user #1511262HammeredFellatrailRollercoasterKkoi
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 3:55am
      Sep 3, 2018
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      Recent Activity

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #812648DemetervotetrailRollercoaster
      Feb 17, 2019 @ 3:34pm
      Feb 17, 2019
      user #812648DemeterriddentrailRollercoaster
      Feb 17, 2019 @ 3:34pm
      Feb 17, 2019
      user #1386066alechammond1riddentrailKid Gorgeous and 3 more
      Feb 7, 2019 @ 7:49am
      Feb 7, 2019
      user #1021984russwilliamsonwishlisttrailUterbraten and 5 more
      Feb 6, 2019 @ 6:11pm
      Feb 6, 2019
      user #1459644ty-hauganaddphototy haugan at Sexy Flanders in Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada
      Feb 6, 2019 @ 5:29pm
      Feb 6, 2019
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      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Ridge Runner 4 402.3 km
      Westwood 2 41 9 22.4 km
      The Abyss / Extension Ridge 3 37 22.5 km
      Doumont 14 98 17 66.1 km
      Linley Valley 5 96.9 km

      PB News Articles

      Sep 16, 2017
      Sails to Trails - Traveling by Boat to Trails in Coastal BC Sails to Trails - Traveling by Boat to Trails in Coastal BC
      A group of friends spends time traveling by boat to some of the best trail riding locations in Coastal BC.
      • By DSPhoto NMBC & contributors
      • Admins: NMBC
      • #15312 - 7,422 views

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