14.4 miles
Distance
2,397 ft
Climb
-2,397 ft
Descent
2,125 ft
High Point

It’s a climb to get up to Mad Hatter, but it’s super fun. Man Boobs is ok - very rocky and rooty, but some flow. My favorite trail in this link-up is Rupert. SO MUCH FUN. Big rock slabs, fun features, fast and flowy, and all over awesome. Credit Line has a big up at the beginning but the down is fast with lots of rocks and roots

Detailed Description
Alice Lake Loop North is a 14 mile popular intermediate route located near Squamish British Columbia. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 15 trails. This route climbs 2,397 ft with a max elevation of 2,125 ft then descends -2,397 ft.
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64 Reviews & Comments

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jtsimaras (Oct 6, 2022 at 0:16)
Trail Credit Line
Great trail .....I did not have the best bike for the task a Giant Anthem Advanced with barely 100m of travel so it was a struggle. On the whole a great flowy trail with tech...higly recommended if you are in the area riding the other trails add this one to your list for the last rip before heading to the parking lot
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longliveenduro MTB - Augsburg (Sep 29, 2022 at 20:10)
Loamy and super fun!
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longliveenduro MTB - Augsburg (Sep 23, 2022 at 11:10)
Considering this is the only way to/from Alice Lake the northshores really should be wider to allow disabled or people coming back from injury to use it.
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longliveenduro MTB - Augsburg (Sep 23, 2022 at 11:10)
Considering this is the only way to/from Alice Lake the northshores really should be wider to allow disabled or people coming back from injury to use it.
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Jvisscher (Jan 17, 2023 at 16:34)
Yeah. Too bad to see it was just rebuilt and I’m not sure it is 36” wide or wide enough for adaptive bikes. Maybe it is and just feels narrower with all the snow on it. (Crossed fingers)
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Jvisscher (Jan 17, 2023 at 16:34)
Yeah. Too bad to see it was just rebuilt and I’m not sure it is 36” wide or wide enough for adaptive bikes. Maybe it is and just feels narrower with all the snow on it. (Crossed fingers)
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theshonen8899 (Aug 26, 2022 at 21:03)
Trail Rupert
As an intermediate trying to progress this was a challenging but doable trail. There were many rock rolls I could practice on and only one that I had to walk. Lots of fun tech.
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theshonen8899 (Aug 26, 2022 at 21:00)
I don't think this climb trail is nearly as difficult as the climb trail to Half Nelson. It's pretty straight forward with a few switchbacks and tech.
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tfornelius (Jul 4, 2022 at 18:19)
Trail Credit Line
The elevation chart does not do this justice… there are some savage punchy climbs. Steep, abrupt, loose and techy. I love some old school tech but honestly I would pass on this and ride more of the other stuff in this area. There are definitely a few fun moves here, but I didn’t think the juice was worth the squeeze.
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maggiedurkin (Apr 5, 2022 at 20:14)
Climb is not for the faint of heart. Steep and loose.
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marmiteslave (Feb 26, 2022 at 22:59)
An awesome legacy ride. This is a 2 way trail, but only
room for one in the long bridge over the bog. Eyes open and show respect. Don’t taking the bridge when others are already mid-span.
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marmiteslave (Feb 26, 2022 at 22:59)
An awesome legacy ride. This is a 2 way trail, but only
room for one in the long bridge over the bog. Eyes open and show respect. Don’t taking the bridge when others are already mid-span.
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Bogart62 (Sep 23, 2021 at 18:47)
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Delgore (Sep 1, 2021 at 9:41)
Trail Credit Line
If you've never ridden this trail, you have to go slow on your first way down. But after you get to know it, really cool technical but also flowy trail. Lots of rocky sections, corners with lots of roots and some rock walls. The ending is flowy and leads into another easy flow trail
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Echip (Jul 25, 2021 at 17:40)
Trail Credit Line
About 2 minutes into this trail I regretted not riding Pamplemousse again. Old school. Bone rattling.
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the-other-skier (May 13, 2021 at 9:02)
Did this route yesterday, solid ride all the way through! I'd suggest riding up Upstream instead of Northside to Ed's Access. Then skip Ed's Bypass in favor of Miki's Magic!
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bennnnnnelson (Apr 2, 2021 at 14:27)
Trail Rupert
So fun. Unreal flow and sweet tech with some sick features.
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ranchitup (Oct 31, 2020 at 20:50)
Top notch climb trail. Fun and engaging without all the technical BS that just slows you down.
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jhillsmtb (Sep 25, 2020 at 10:05)
Trail Rupert
10/10
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Edu888 (Sep 7, 2020 at 15:24)
Trail Credit Line
Once you get past the big climb, it's a really great descent. One of the best in Squamish.
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GBangShredder (Jul 22, 2020 at 21:48)
A real ass burner but quick awesome way up.
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rjmogul (Mar 15, 2020 at 13:19)
Trail Credit Line
Riding great there’s a log down near the exit
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twowheeledwanderer (Nov 14, 2019 at 11:20)
Trail Mad Hatter
The climb up is a bit brutal, but Mad Hatter is a really fun descent if you're willing to work for it. Other trail favorites in Squamish are:
twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/my-8-favorite-mountain-bike-trails-in-squamish-bc
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twowheeledwanderer (Nov 14, 2019 at 11:14)
Trail Rupert
Rupert is my favorite trail in Squamish. Fun rock slabs, cool wooden features, plenty to session, and easy to lap! Other trail favorites in Squamish are:
twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/my-8-favorite-mountain-bike-trails-in-squamish-bc
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wizard604 (Nov 4, 2019 at 18:40)
Love this trail... seems to get less traffic than some of the other trails, maybe because it is quite a big climb up. Starts out fast and flowy then turns into a loamy natural trail. The middle bench cut section has a fair bit of exposure so be careful esp if you have a fear of heights like me...
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joniwirts (Sep 21, 2019 at 15:36)
Trail Credit Line
I loved this trail! I would call it an easy black trail. Although I love tech trails and challenging myself, it was fun to ride top to bottom without having to stop and look at any features the first time on this trail. This trail flows! For me and my riding level, it was low stress and less dangerous than most of the black trails I’ve checked out in the area.
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Jeffob1 (Sep 5, 2019 at 17:17)
Excellent climb trail...great job in building this one!
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Jeffob1 (Sep 5, 2019 at 17:16)
Trail Rupert
A nice forgiving black trail with flow, tech and go arounds of all features. You’ll want to try the features as they are diverse and fun! Beauty!
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Jeffob1 (Sep 5, 2019 at 17:14)
Bigger climb to get up to, farther than it looks. Fun and flow at the top with mini jumps, middle section is onside the mountain and not for a beginner rider. The bottom section, is nothing too good, bumpy and rooty. Climb and lap the top part before finishing into Mad Hatter.
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phile99 (Aug 18, 2019 at 19:47)
Trail Credit Line
Would be a fun trail to get to know really well. Also great for suspension tuning. As an out-of-towner, for a single descent, I found the combination of mellow angle and massive erosion more chunky than fun or hard. I wondered if it was just too beat to hell after being the PB Hot Lap--maybe it was better 2 years ago.
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TomParker (Jul 31, 2019 at 19:00)
Trail Rupert
This is quite possibly one of the finest trails in existence. Flowy, slabby, fun tech. Simply sublime.
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rmarti55 (Jul 23, 2019 at 13:33)
Trail Credit Line
Schizophrenia is what this trail should be called up down up down up down whyyyyy Frown
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vinnie03 (Apr 5, 2021 at 17:52)
Trail Credit Line
What do you mean? It's going straight down for a full kilometer.
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elalib (Jun 18, 2019 at 16:47)
Trail Rupert
Great flow with just enough tech. The most fun black trail I’ve done in Squamish.
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elalib (Jun 18, 2019 at 16:46)
Trail Rupert
Great flow with just enough tech.
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radek Trailforks (Jun 29, 2019 at 18:39)
Trail Rupert
It's a really good flow on that tech
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elalib (Jun 18, 2019 at 16:44)
Brutal climb.
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Natemares (Apr 8, 2019 at 11:47)
Trail Credit Line
Love. This trail, great for intermediate riders and always a blast
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Natemares (Apr 8, 2019 at 11:45)
Trail Credit Line
Wet root and rocks to watch out for. Take it slow.
Slippery but still good to ride.
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jsp33 (Nov 10, 2018 at 14:21)
Totally worth the climb. Big flow trail, beautifully built, georgous views at the start. Just go do it!
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anthonyjoh (Oct 6, 2018 at 21:37)
Trail Rupert
One of the best trails I've ever ridden. This trail has everything and will keep you on your toes until the end.
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BlueBaron97 (Sep 20, 2018 at 20:24)
Trail Man Boobs
Great super fun blue trail. Switchbacks and flowy. It must have taken a lot of work. Great to ride fast or slow, as you wish.
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Jase-the-ace (Aug 25, 2018 at 11:48)
Trail Credit Line
Really nice trail once you get past the nasty steep climbs near the start
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welfarebum (Aug 1, 2018 at 19:51)
Wow! A smaller version of Half Nelson hidden above Alice Lake. What a blast to ride. Well worth the climb. Fantastic flow trail so beautifully designed that you can just go for it at high speed and rarely touch your brakes. This trail is what I had hoped Meadow of the Grizzly would have been. A very big thanks to the designers/builders!
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timvan (Jul 24, 2018 at 15:36)
Trail Mad Access
nice view!
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Flow-Ryder (Jul 5, 2018 at 12:32)
Trail Mikes Loop
Super fun to rip down in reverse
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Flow-Ryder (Jul 5, 2018 at 0:00)
Trail Credit Line
*irony
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Flow-Ryder (May 23, 2018 at 14:33)
Trail Credit Line
just a terrible trail
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rstokes WBPP (Mar 16, 2018 at 18:31)
Trail Credit Line
Riding awesome at the moment. The sea to sky needs more trails like this! The berms ride amazing and add perfect flow to this otherwise technical trail. No stupid uphills (once the trail starts proper) also adds up to ultimate flow. Trail builders take note-this is how you build trails.
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Magzbike (Oct 10, 2017 at 20:47)
Nice and tacky thanks to some morning rain.
In good shape, minus the "turkeys" riding down the trail skidding around each turn.
Is a flashing neon sign required at the top?
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gofishyfishy (Sep 6, 2017 at 19:58)
Trail Credit Line
Was pretty dry when I rode it over the wknd.
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gofishyfishy (Sep 6, 2017 at 19:56)
Trail Mikes Loop
Took it up from the top of 50 shades. Nice climbing trail.
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gofishyfishy (Sep 6, 2017 at 19:54)
Fantastic non-technical climbing trail. Thank you builders.
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Amundsen (Sep 6, 2017 at 18:48)
Trail Rupert
Too much character!
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Tarball SDBA (Aug 1, 2017 at 16:06)
Trail Credit Line
Great trail. First time down. XC along the top ridge and a fantastic finish. Climbing up 50 shades as a fun loop off of Jacks.
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Tarball SDBA (Aug 1, 2017 at 16:00)
Excellent climbing trail. Very good condition. Kudos to the builders.
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blackcombterry (May 25, 2017 at 20:55)
Trail Mad Hatter
Flowy & fun. A great option to combine with Ed's Bypass, Man Boobs, and whatever Highlands trails you're feeling that day.
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mikemilo (Apr 15, 2017 at 22:18)
Trail Rupert
lost wedding ring at top of initial uphill section of rupert. its a wooden/ dark tungsten metal ring PM me if found. Thanks.
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velvets (Sep 12, 2016 at 8:40)
Trail Credit Line
perfect day, grippy not slippy
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jrcd (Jun 25, 2016 at 20:35)
Trail Man Boobs
Super fun trail flowy trail!
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j-rawk (Feb 27, 2016 at 12:21)
Trail Rupert
Fantastic trail!
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adamr1 (Jul 30, 2015 at 18:39)
Trail Rupert
One of the best Technical trails ridden with few medium sized rock rolls. Rode as a intermediate black ridder.
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TheSpangler WLCC (Feb 22, 2015 at 19:47)
Trail Credit Line
Couldn't be riding better today! Some work has been done also riding real nice!
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canadaka Trailforks (May 28, 2014 at 0:08)
I wish this trails grade was a bit steeper
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  • Altitude start
    658 ft
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    659 ft
  • Grade max
    -71.8%
  • Grade min
    61.9%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
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