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Trail 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%
Trail Last Ridden
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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)

      Great overview video https://vimeo.com/96661922

      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
      • 458
      • 1,143
      • 467
      • 86
      • 2

      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      3,568
      Trails Mountain Bike
      3,016
      Trails E-Bike
      1,461
      Trails Hike
      3,025
      Trails Trail Running
      2,995
      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
      39,368
      Photos
      11,880
      Ridden Counter
      614,317

      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
      Space Nugget
      Cumberland Forest
      Middle Crafty Butcher
      Cumberland Forest
      Upper Vanilla
      Cumberland Forest
      Sykes Bridge Access
      Cumberland Forest
      Lower Vanilla
      Cumberland Forest
      Trestle
      Cumberland Forest
      Sykes Access
      Cumberland Forest
      Even Lower Vanilla
      Cumberland Forest
      Sobo no Michi - Climbing Trail - Lower Section
      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
      • 380 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 422 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 3,579 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance

      Photos of Vancouver Island Mountain Bike

      trail: Upper Vanilla
      366 |
      Jun 23, 2017 @ 1:25pm
      Jun 23, 2017
      419 |
      May 7, 2017 @ 7:33pm
      May 7, 2017
      | 1 comments
      trail: Double D
      532 |
      Feb 14, 2015 @ 9:07am
      Feb 14, 2015
      trail: Double D
      767 |
      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
      936 |
      Jan 8, 2007 @ 10:26pm
      Jan 8, 2007

      Videos of Vancouver Island Mountain Bike

      My Weekend in 60 Seconds
      trail: Hustler
      7 | Jul 26, 2021
      2 | Jul 25, 2021
      Mt Doumont Road Gap
      81 | Jul 24, 2021
      210723 Fun Trail Max360
      trail: Fun Trail
      23 | Jul 23, 2021
      210723 Fun Trail
      trail: Fun Trail
      67 | Jul 23, 2021
      Isaiah 40:31 // A Self-Shot Mountain Bike Edit
      1930 | Jul 23, 2021
      210711 Greenline
      trail: Greenline
      29 | Jul 23, 2021
      210711 Hiway 19
      trail: HWY 19
      29 | Jul 20, 2021

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      77 Sunset Strip
      Cumberland Forest
      Jul 27, 2021 @ 6:15pm
      1 day
      DryWestern2020WESTERN TOADLET MIGRATION ALERT. Species...
      Vanilla Bottom
      Cumberland
      Jul 27, 2021 @ 6:14pm
      1 day
      IdealWestern2020WESTERN TOADLET MIGRATION ALERT. Species...
      Short N Curly
      Cumberland Forest
      Jul 25, 2021 @ 7:50am
      Jul 25, 2021
      DryWestern2020WESTERN TOADLET MIGRATION ALERT. Species...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #6788m-a-c-kaddphotoTy Hedden at Upper Helter Skelter in Mount Washington, British Columbia, Canada and 1 more
      Jul 28, 2021 @ 10:02pm
      28 mins
      user #2659716BloomenhagensaddreportK2 North and 3 more
      Jul 28, 2021 @ 9:52pm
      38 mins
      user #2758403t3oCb6wishlisttrailVanilla Climb
      Jul 28, 2021 @ 9:31pm
      1 hours
      user #1738877CgrobinsonvotetrailRocksteady and 1 more
      Jul 28, 2021 @ 8:32pm
      2 hours
      user #1738877CgrobinsonvotetrailYellow Brick Road
      Jul 28, 2021 @ 8:31pm
      2 hours

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #946709DougalBreportBronco's PerseveranceCleared
      Jul 27, 2021 @ 8:03pm
      1 day
      user #2657882Trevor30USTireportCheap SunglassesI dunno? I was at the top side and it was all...
      Jul 27, 2021 @ 2:15pm
      1 day
      user #2462508JakeTheSnake10trailLog Train TrailJust a note. At the 6.5 km mark from the...
      Jul 25, 2021 @ 9:15pm
      Jul 25, 2021
      user #2463138Fraser7trailJet PackTerrible. Only good part is the first 200m...
      Jul 24, 2021 @ 9:40pm
      Jul 24, 2021
      user #1165258Rider63reportTony's Arbutus RidgeMy
      Jul 24, 2021 @ 4:31pm
      Jul 24, 2021

      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

      • UROC/Trail Harvest Crew/DMR/River Rats
      • CS/JS
      • 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
      • Fat Bastards
      • Russ Hayes, Slegg Lumber/ Butler Brother Supplies Ltd, Western Equipment, Hilti Canada

      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 Bike3,0101,798 mile349,426 ft817 miles5,157 ft
      11,54639,262400377,707
      E-Bike1,461879 miles147,943 ft390 miles3,976 ft
      1633,152524,065
      Hike3,0251,926 mile332,428 ft816 miles6,834 ft
      23438,3662818,069
      Trail Running2,9951,858 mile322,110 ft791 miles6,834 ft
      2638,3753712,403
      Horse163211 miles19,705 ft88 miles3,376 ft
      16,452361
      Dirtbike/Moto460338 miles37,940 ft142 miles3,383 ft
      6816,51651,256
      Observed Trials7667 miles5,663 ft24 miles3,232 ft
      129195
      ATV/ORV/OHV239224 miles22,431 ft92 miles3,383 ft
      716,384264
      Snowmobile22 miles174 ft4,557 ft276 ft
      728
      Snowshoe2525 miles3,999 ft11 miles4,531 ft
      12434
      Downhill Ski5120 miles26,490 ft20 miles1,611 ft
      1781,334
      Backcountry Ski99 miles928 ft4 miles3,855 ft
      220621
      Nordic Ski2118 miles1,565 ft7 miles709 ft
      3231,221
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