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      The Bluff is Smithers’ classic mountain bike playground. To the right of the access road are the original downhill-oriented
      freeride trails. They have steep technical lines, fast and flowy berms, and stunts to challenge the most advanced riders, while also allowing beginner and intermediate riders to develop their skills.
      Access the area from the Duthie Trailhead,which is just across the CN Tracks from Elks Park. There’s a 0.9 km boardwalk access trail to the old road, and it’s uphill from there. A new uptrack starts about 200m up the road on the right.
      Once you reach the top, choose smooth and fast trails like The Shining (which also connects to Smoothy and Penetralia) and Aunti Flo, or tackle the technical challenges of Four Horseman, Remembrance Day or Trail of Bones.
      If you are looking for more of a XC/All-mountain ride, try the new two-way trails on the left side of the access road. All Screwed Up and Long Way leave the road at the information kiosk. All Screwed Up will take you towards Seymour Ridge on flowy singletrack, and Long Way will take you up The Bluff where you can easily connect to the other downhill trails or continue climbing to the lookout at the very top.
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Access the area from the Duthie Trailhead,which is just across the CN Tracks from Elks Park.
      Disclaimer:
      Respect CN Property and use the overpass on Dahlie Road to get to the trailhead.
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      Region Details
      • 4
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      • 20
      • 7

      Region Status
      Open as of Nov 25, 2023
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      35
      Trails Mountain Bike
      35
      Trails E-Bike
      33
      Trails Hike
      22
      Trails Trail Running
      22
      Total Distance
      23 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent
      7,509 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,251 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,888 ft
      Reports
      1,432
      Photos
      269
      Ridden Counter
      6,087

      Photos of The Bluff Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      trail: Boardwalk
      9 |
      Jul 19, 2023 @ 7:47pm
      Jul 19, 2023
      trail: Auntie Flo
      55 |
      Jul 16, 2022 @ 8:40am
      Jul 16, 2022
      19 |
      May 22, 2022 @ 7:23am
      May 22, 2022
      20 |
      May 22, 2022 @ 7:22am
      May 22, 2022
      trail: Uptrack
      15 |
      May 22, 2022 @ 7:21am
      May 22, 2022
      9 |
      May 22, 2022 @ 7:20am
      May 22, 2022
      5 |
      May 22, 2022 @ 7:19am
      May 22, 2022
      4 |
      May 22, 2022 @ 7:18am
      May 22, 2022

      Videos of The Bluff Recreation Area Mountain Bike

      lower Mystery DH - Cypress Mountain
      trail: Shining
      1:14 | 314 | Dec 17, 2013
      One minute of the Longway Climbing  in...
      trail: Long Way
      1:06 | 114 | Jul 28, 2022 , Smithers
      Mountain Biking in Smithers, BC. The Shinning,...
      5:12 | 557 | Jun 13, 2020 , Smithers
      Shinning, AntiFlo, Apocalypse
      trail: Shining
      5:12 | 445 | Jun 13, 2020 , Smithers
      Mountain Biking in Smithers, BC: Broken Axe To...
      trail: Broken Axe
      293 | Jun 13, 2020 , Smithers
      Mountain Biking in Smithers, BC: Steep loamy...
      7:22 | 769 | May 18, 2020 , Smithers

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Bluff Road
      Nov 25, 2023 @ 6:17am
      Nov 25, 2023
      IcyIce in spots, roots slick. Definitely...aaoliver HTS
      Uptrack
      Nov 25, 2023 @ 6:17am
      Nov 25, 2023
      Freeze/thaw CycleIce and mud in spots, definitely rideable.aaoliver HTS
      Smoothy
      Nov 25, 2023 @ 6:17am
      Nov 25, 2023
      IcySome roots icy in shade and near top, but...aaoliver HTS
      Riff Raff
      Nov 10, 2023 @ 8:17pm
      Nov 10, 2023
      Dry Riff Raff is closed for now to limit...gfortin SMBA
      Back In Black
      Sep 21, 2023 @ 7:46pm
      Sep 21, 2023
      Dry Tree down on the last section before it...sthbaker KBRA
      Meanstreak - Lower Climb
      Aug 27, 2023 @ 11:26am
      Aug 27, 2023
      DryStill dry but not too dusty.brule
      Lower Auntie Flo
      Aug 27, 2023 @ 11:26am
      Aug 27, 2023
      Drybrule
      All Screwed Up
      Aug 12, 2023 @ 4:20pm
      Aug 12, 2023
      Dry Some cleaning up benching in the shale.brule
      New Shiny Penny
      Aug 6, 2023 @ 11:43am
      Aug 6, 2023
      Drybrule
      Deep Bluff Section 4
      Aug 6, 2023 @ 12:20am
      Aug 6, 2023
      Drybearbiking

      Activity Feed

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      aaoliveraddreportactivity #46698471 and 2 more
      Nov 26, 2023 @ 8:27am
      Nov 26, 2023
      gfortinaddreportactivity #46170059
      Nov 10, 2023 @ 8:18pm
      Nov 10, 2023
      sthbakeraddreportactivity #44377467
      Sep 21, 2023 @ 7:46pm
      Sep 21, 2023
      StevenHoerburgerJM8votetrailactivity #44108539
      Sep 14, 2023 @ 7:07pm
      Sep 14, 2023
      albert-thrasherriddentrailactivity #43992920
      Sep 11, 2023 @ 1:09pm
      Sep 11, 2023

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      AsachstrailDeep BluffGotta be my favorite of all the trails at the...
      Jul 18, 2023 @ 10:40am
      Jul 18, 2023
      AhmadyasentrailDeep BluffStill closed
      May 13, 2023 @ 6:41pm
      May 13, 2023
      SickSigalettrailFour HorsemanJust the right kind of rowdy sac up and send...
      Aug 20, 2022 @ 6:53pm
      Aug 20, 2022
      casslemmertrailChilds Play - Jump LineI know it’s for the kids but I thoroughly...
      Jul 31, 2022 @ 5:26pm
      Jul 31, 2022
      gfortinreportDeep BluffThe trail is open to the picnic table. This...
      Jun 30, 2022 @ 8:03pm
      Jun 30, 2022

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3523 miles7,510 ft12 miles1,250 ft
      #1,215#1142621,4324,867
      E-Bike3323 miles6,877 ft11 miles1,250 ft
      75572
      Hike2218 miles3,241 ft7 miles1,250 ft
      #1,245#10331,430103
      Trail Running2218 miles3,241 ft7 miles1,250 ft
      #1,249#10341,430512
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