5.6 miles
Distance
616 ft
Climb
-630 ft
Descent
1,074 ft
High Point

Starting at Burma Junction Parking Lot, this route includes some of the most popular trails in the Duck Lake Region.
Riders go up Sweetwater Creek Trail, down part of Death Rattle, W8 and a mini climb on Howling Wolf for an extra W8 rip.

Dipper was a long time caretaker of many of these trails and his friends in the QRCA's Chain Gang continue on this legacy to this day. This route is mostly an easy blue XC ride that is family friendly and provides a fun loop for everyone.

Please drop your 5$ entry and sign up at either one of the LBS or Brewery to support the Ron Diprose Memorial Scholarship ride.

Detailed Description
2023 Dipper Fiver Ride is a 6 mile popular intermediate route located near Powell River British Columbia. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 8 trails. This route climbs 616 ft with a max elevation of 1,074 ft then descends -630 ft.
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Trails in Route

Sweetwater1 mile
Covid 20201,178 ft
Howling Wolf1,801 ft
W82,789 ft
4 it617 ft
Papa Bear397 ft
Curmudgeon2,635 ft
Hokitika1,755 ft

Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for 2023 Dipper Fiver Ride mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    640 ft
  • Altitude start
    723 ft
  • Altitude end
    712 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -33.1%
  • Grade min
    20.4%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,954 ft

Directions

  1. Walk east on Duck Lake Road Branch 3 Forest Service Road.
  2. Continue for 200 meters.
  3. Walk northeast on Sweetwater.
  4. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  5. Keep left to stay on Sweetwater.
  6. Continue for 90 meters.
  7. Walk north on Sweetwater.
  8. Continue for 10 meters.
  9. Turn left onto Death Rattle.
  10. Continue for 500 meters.
  11. Walk northwest on Duck Lake Branch 1 Forest Service Road.
  12. Continue for 200 meters.
  13. Walk west on W8.
  14. Continue for 200 meters.
  15. Walk north on Cable.
  16. Continue for 800 meters.
  17. Walk southwest on Covid 2020.
  18. Continue for 400 meters.
  19. Walk south on Covid 2020.
  20. Continue for less than 10 meters.
  21. Bear left onto Cable.
  22. Continue for 100 meters.
  23. Walk northeast on Howling Wolf.
  24. Continue for 20 meters.
  25. Keep left to stay on Howling Wolf.
  26. Continue for 200 meters.
  27. Walk northeast on Howling Wolf.
  28. Continue for 500 meters.
  29. Walk west on W8.
  30. Continue for 400 meters.
  31. Walk west on W8.
  32. Continue for 90 meters.
  33. Walk west on 4 it.
  34. Continue for 200 meters.
  35. Walk west on 4 it.
  36. Continue for 80 meters.
  37. Walk southwest on Howling Wolf.
  38. Continue for 20 meters.
  39. Walk west on Cable.
  40. Continue for 400 meters.
  41. Walk southeast on Cable.
  42. Continue for 200 meters.
  43. Walk southwest on Papa Bear.
  44. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  45. Walk southeast on Taylor Way.
  46. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  47. Walk northeast on Cable.
  48. Continue for 60 meters.
  49. Walk southeast on Hokitika.
  50. Continue for 600 meters.
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Sweetwater
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