17.7 miles
3,780 ft
-3,786 ft
2,973 ft
High Point

With another $1400 in cash, and a challenging XC course riders continue to come back to the races at Sumas to prove that their pre-season training has paid off. With close to 30 km of challenging rocky, loamy steep terrain, this race is certainly not one to miss.

Detailed Description
2016 Sumas Smackdown is a 18 mile intermediate race route located near Abbotsford British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 20 trails. This route climbs 3,780 ft with a max elevation of 2,973 ft then descends -3,786 ft.
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24 Reviews & Comments

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S4-916 (Aug 7, 2022 at 8:07)
Trail Time Killer
Riding great except overgrowth at 1st half. Dirt is nice & dry but not dusty. Good times!
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S4-916 (Aug 7, 2022 at 8:05)
Trail Emma Peel
Riding great except lots of thorny overgrowth in lower section after Peel Out that will leave your limbs scratched & maybe leaky.
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bhamcassidy (Jul 19, 2022 at 8:19)
Trail Time Killer
What happened to the old cabin that was on this trail?
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mtbmudhoney NSMBA (Jul 19, 2022 at 14:59)
Trail Time Killer
Take the turn to Old Saw
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swhitey (Aug 27, 2021 at 19:46)
Trail Knob Gobbler
Little punchy to start bit fun overall. Love the steep exposed one side single track near the end. It really makes you keep your eye on the trail. No sightseeing on this trail. Great semi-tech trail that leads to the fun flow of Squid-line.
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jss1974 (Jul 22, 2021 at 17:25)
Trail Noah Fear
Great trail! Log at the beginning is a bugger to get onto, but I’ll get it eventually! My narrower bars make is easier to squeeze between the trees through.

Lots of rock faces and small drops. A great way to build your skill set while not having to walk your bike.
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jss1974 (Jul 22, 2021 at 17:23)
Trail Knob Gobbler
Quite good enjoy this trail as there’s lots of TTF without it being too rickety. Not too much peddling either, especially compared to Squid and Emma, both of which I’ve stopped riding as the lower sections are way too much peddling for too little reward.
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jss1974 (Jun 24, 2021 at 17:14)
Trail Knob Gobbler
This trail is a blast if you don’t mind roots, rocks and technical features. If you want fast and flowing, this isn’t for you, and there really aren’t any trails like that on Sumas Mtn.
The upper section is awesome, as you’re just cruising along on the softly padded forest floor. Some nice clean drops that are great for the intermediate rider - some real confidence builders. Looking forward to hitting it again!
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javabk (Oct 4, 2020 at 22:52)
Trail Noah Fear
The second half is marked as black on the trail! And it’s the hardest blue I’ve ridden on this mountain.. still a lot of fun to ride
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jmsjns (Sep 6, 2020 at 19:31)
Trail Knob Gobbler
Neither fast nor flowy
Scores high on jank/tech-gnar
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S4-916 (Sep 1, 2020 at 18:46)
Trail Emma Peel
Used to be a dark blue or light black but recent trail maintenance - as much as it’s very much appreciated - took out the fun spicier stuff. So this is back to a fun blue trail.
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skuntor (Aug 27, 2020 at 18:01)
Trail Knob Gobbler
Really grown on the top section.
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jostafew (Aug 3, 2020 at 23:46)
Trail Knob Gobbler
I enjoyed this a lot. Rocks, roots, steeps, and some loam near the top. Little bit of pedaling required, not enough to dampen the mood, just a good technical descent.
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Coldcutt604 (Jun 27, 2020 at 12:55)
Unlike the description of this trail, I’d say this is about 70% uphill, and 30% down. Fairly awkward, some how they managed to mostly up the mountain while simultaneously going... down it..?
Nice forest tho, beautiful, over grows a lot in the summer.
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b1gd0m (May 12, 2020 at 10:18)
Trail Noah Fear
Awesome little trail. Very unique with lots of character, packed with variety - even some black optional lines and fun features. Some short, mellow climbing sections but great flow overall.
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b1gd0m (Apr 21, 2020 at 17:35)
Trail No Time Out
Cross county pedal fest with a few little speed sections. Nice to get back to parking lot.
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b1gd0m (Apr 21, 2020 at 17:33)
Trail Time Killer
Nice trail, good challenge. Some small climbs near the top, fairly mellow descending. Middle is steeper, very loose and technical, bordering on double black in spots. Made trickier with all the baby heads. Bottom is quite flat and flowy. Good fun all round. I'd ride this over knob gobler anyway.
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b1gd0m (Apr 21, 2020 at 17:20)
Trail Knob Gobbler
No matter how hard I try I cannot bring myself to enjoy this trail. Next to no flow, one punchy climb after the next. Some fun little sections few and far between. Do not recommend. Go ride Time killer.
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ridestuff (Aug 21, 2019 at 20:13)
Trail Knob Gobbler
This trail was a blast to ride. Combined with Squidline, you get a wicked fun combo of tech-gnar followed by Mach chicken speed!
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javagurl1569 (May 22, 2018 at 17:30)
Trail Knob Gobbler
Good technical giggle, would not recommend riding up, down is fun
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lostlunchbox (May 22, 2018 at 20:04)
Trail Knob Gobbler
It's a downhill only trail.
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duckfarmer (May 17, 2018 at 22:56)
Trail Emma Peel
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welfarebum (Sep 28, 2017 at 22:26)
Trail Emma Peel
I always end up riding amazing Squid Line in this park so I decided to try something different. I tried Holiday Sauce and its connection to Emma Peel. The run exceeded my expectations. What a blast. The entire trail is just a more technical version of Squid Line, with some really fun ramps and steep descents. As a previous reviewer said, Emma Peel is also a great option if you don't feel like climbing the full 4 km to the start of Squid Line or Holiday Sauce.
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revitup (Jun 4, 2017 at 7:40)
Trail Emma Peel
Ride the bottom half of this trail yesterday. Great for a second lap if you don't feel like climbing all the way back up the access road. Very technical blue with some steep sections up and down. Scenery in here is great though ????

Route Sections

1 Enduro Stage 1
  • 1 mile distance
  • 81 ft climb
  • -817 ft descent
2 Enduro Stage 2
  • 1 mile distance
  • 21 ft climb
  • -1,045 ft descent


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More Stats for 2016 Sumas Smackdown mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,293 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,330 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,322 ft
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,718 ft
Avg: 2 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Time Killer
Dec 5, 2022 @ 1:54pm
3 days
Trees cleared, bridge re-settled, trail repaired where tree was uprooted, etc.
Taggart Road/Sumas Mtn FSR
Nov 30, 2022 @ 9:44pm
Nov 30, 2022
Holiday Sauce
Nov 19, 2022 @ 2:31pm
Nov 19, 2022
Noah Fear
Nov 19, 2022 @ 8:14am
Nov 19, 2022
The frozen trails are mint!
Extra Sauce
Nov 19, 2022 @ 6:31am
Nov 19, 2022
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