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Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
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  • > 50%
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Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
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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.
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      More Vancouver Island info at Vancouver Island Mountain Biking (VIMB.com)

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      The Vancouver Island Dirt Riders Association (VIDRA) supports the growth and sustainability of off-road dirtbiking for racers and recreational riders on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

      VIDRA maintains land stewardship of three off-road recreation areas on the island: Whiskey Creek, Cook Creek, and Tansky. As part of this focus, the association advocates responsible trail-building and trail usage.
      Region Details
      • 735
      • 70
      • 459
      • 1,143
      • 467
      • 86
      • 2

      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      3,569
      Trails Mountain Bike
      3,019
      Trails E-Bike
      1,461
      Trails Hike
      3,027
      Trails Trail Running
      2,997
      Trails Horse
      163
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      460
      Trails Observed Trials
      76
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      239
      Trails Snowmobile
      2
      Trails Snowshoe
      25
      Trails Downhill Ski
      51
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      9
      Trails Nordic Ski
      21
      Total Distance
      2,239 miles
      Total Descent
      434,052 ft
      Total Vertical
      6,834 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,838 ft
      Reports
      39,464
      Photos
      11,906
      Ridden Counter
      617,093

      Popular Trail Networks

      title
      Cumberland Forest 8 79 44 9
      Doumont 11 101 18 7
      HammerFest 19 44 22 1
      Forbidden Plateau 9 15 48 3
      Ridge Runner 9 55 1
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      Sub Regions

      Popular Vancouver Island Mountain Biking Trails

      statustitledifficultyrating
      Upper Crafty Butcher
      Cumberland Forest
      Lower Crafty Butcher
      Cumberland Forest
      Middle Crafty Butcher
      Cumberland Forest
      Space Nugget
      Cumberland Forest
      Upper Vanilla
      Cumberland Forest
      Sykes Bridge Access
      Cumberland Forest
      Lower Vanilla
      Cumberland Forest
      Trestle
      Cumberland Forest
      Sykes Access
      Cumberland Forest
      Sobo no Michi - Climbing Trail - Lower Section
      Cumberland Forest
      Even Lower Vanilla
      Cumberland Forest
      Lower Thirsty Beaver
      Cumberland Forest
      Upper Thirsty Beaver
      Cumberland Forest
      Vanilla Climb
      Cumberland Forest
      Vanilla Bottom
      Cumberland

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 464 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 3,024 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance

      Photos of Vancouver Island Mountain Bike

      trail: Upper Vanilla
      369 |
      Jun 23, 2017 @ 1:25pm
      Jun 23, 2017
      419 |
      May 7, 2017 @ 7:33pm
      May 7, 2017
      | 1 comments
      trail: Double D
      534 |
      Feb 14, 2015 @ 9:07am
      Feb 14, 2015
      trail: Double D
      768 |
      Feb 4, 2015 @ 9:15am
      Feb 4, 2015
      | 1 comments
      915 |
      Jun 16, 2014 @ 4:06pm
      Jun 16, 2014
      | 1 comments
      391 |
      Apr 1, 2014 @ 11:43am
      Apr 1, 2014
      trail: KMA
      311 |
      May 23, 2010 @ 7:28pm
      May 23, 2010
      trail: The Face
      939 |
      Jan 8, 2007 @ 10:26pm
      Jan 8, 2007

      Videos of Vancouver Island Mountain Bike

      210731 FM Radio
      | Jul 31, 2021
      My Weekend in 60 Seconds
      trail: Hustler
      8 | Jul 26, 2021
      2 | Jul 25, 2021
      Mt Doumont Road Gap
      90 | Jul 24, 2021
      210723 Fun Trail Max360
      trail: Fun Trail
      24 | Jul 23, 2021
      210723 Fun Trail
      trail: Fun Trail
      67 | Jul 23, 2021
      Isaiah 40:31 // A Self-Shot Mountain Bike Edit
      2085 | Jul 23, 2021
      210711 Greenline
      trail: Greenline
      34 | Jul 23, 2021

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Jelly Roll
      Hartland Mountain Bike Park
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 2:29pm
      16 hours
      Very Drybran-donTree 1, dia around 5" Tree 2, dia around 9"
      Upper Monster Mile
      Mount Washington
      Jul 30, 2021 @ 2:10pm
      2 days
      Drydfreeze MWBP Opening August 7th
      Sobo no Michi - Climbing Trail - Lower Section
      Cumberland Forest
      Jul 29, 2021 @ 11:29am
      3 days
      Very DryWestern2020WESTERN TOADLET MIGRATION ALERT. Species...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2009251AlexisjmorganwishlisttrailRidge Trail
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 11:56pm
      6 hours
      user #2009251AlexisjmorganwishlisttrailAirflow (Arbutus) and 1 more
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 11:30pm
      7 hours
      user #2009251AlexisjmorganwishlistskillparkSooke Bike Park
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 11:27pm
      7 hours
      user #2009251AlexisjmorganwishlisttrailFeliz Navidad Trail and 3 more
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 11:21pm
      7 hours
      user #2009251AlexisjmorganwishlisttrailStory Trail and 5 more
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 11:14pm
      7 hours

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1120563NekoMeowstrailHidden ValleyOne of my favourite Hornby trails. Great flow,...
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 10:13pm
      8 hours
      user #2141657ChanpaintrailCheap SunglassesBaby bear spotted
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 5:27pm
      13 hours
      user #1991989MmholleytrailHootenannyLots of technical areas, felt like I was on...
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 4:25pm
      14 hours
      user #1991989MmholleytrailThe AbyssThe trail was in great shape today with a bit...
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 4:23pm
      14 hours
      user #839488woudzytrailChainsaw RidgeThis and Meat Draw were my favorite trails...
      Jul 30, 2021 @ 7:17am
      2 days

      Local Badges

      Bike & Skill Parks

      nametypecityrating
      Mount Washingtonbike parkCourtenay
      Bear Mountain Jump Park & Pump Trackskill parkVictoria
      Cecilia Ravine Bike Parkskill parkVictoria
      Cleasby Bike Parkskill parkDuncan
      Coal Hills BMXskill parkCumberland

      Local Trail Supporters

      • SIMBS
      • John Robertson
      • SIIMBS
      • UROC/CS/DMR/River Rats
      • Ryder
      • Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company
      • tsRyder
      • HIMBA
      • Naked Custom Bicycle Fabrication
      • UROC/Trail Harvest Crew/DMR
      • River Rats
      • Jacques Brassard
      • UROC/Trail Harvest Crew/DMR/River Rats
      • CS/JS
      • Russ Hayes, Slegg Lumber/ Butler Brother Supplies Ltd, Western Equipment, Hilti Canada
      • Fat Bastards

      Pinkbike Articles

      Jan 13, 2020
      Creating Mountain Bike Trails &amp; Giving Back with the South Island Mountain Bike Society Creating Mountain Bike Trails & Giving Back with the South Island Mountain Bike Society
      One man's experience of joining the South Island Mountain Bike Society crew and giving back to the mountain bike community.
      Jul 11, 2019
      Mountain Biker Passes Away on Vancouver Island Trails Mountain Biker Passes Away on Vancouver Island Trails
      Authorities were alerted at 6:45pm on Tuesday after he crashed on the Blockhead trail.
      May 9, 2021
      Photo Story: Going Full Nomad - Winter on an Island in the Pacific Photo Story: Going Full Nomad - Winter on an Island in the Pacific
      Goregous photos from a winter spent on Vancouver Island.
      Oct 17, 2016
      BC Bucket List: Vancouver Island BC Bucket List: Vancouver Island
      The Vancouver Island region is a large, sparsely populated area, encompassing Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, as well as a portion of the...
      Jul 19, 2021
      Video: Watch Mark Matthews' Trail in Cumberland Come to Life Before Your Eyes in 'Blueprint' Video: Watch Mark Matthews' Trail in Cumberland Come to Life Before Your Eyes in 'Blueprint'
      Watch sections of trail come to life before your eyes.

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3,0131,798 mile349,426 ft817 miles5,157 ft
      11,57239,358400379,015
      E-Bike1,461879 miles147,943 ft390 miles3,976 ft
      1633,245524,100
      Hike3,0271,926 mile332,428 ft816 miles6,834 ft
      23438,4592818,195
      Trail Running2,9971,858 mile322,110 ft791 miles6,834 ft
      2638,4683712,486
      Horse163211 miles19,705 ft88 miles3,376 ft
      16,454362
      Dirtbike/Moto460338 miles37,940 ft142 miles3,383 ft
      6816,51851,259
      Observed Trials7667 miles5,663 ft24 miles3,232 ft
      131195
      ATV/ORV/OHV239224 miles22,431 ft92 miles3,383 ft
      716,386264
      Snowmobile22 miles174 ft4,557 ft276 ft
      728
      Snowshoe2525 miles3,999 ft11 miles4,531 ft
      12434
      Downhill Ski5120 miles26,490 ft20 miles1,611 ft
      1781,335
      Backcountry Ski99 miles928 ft4 miles3,855 ft
      220621
      Nordic Ski2118 miles1,565 ft7 miles709 ft
      3231,221
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