12.6 miles
Distance
2,031 ft
Climb
-2,032 ft
Descent
1,250 ft
High Point

This is a lap kind of day. Leave of Absences is fun - definitely a hard blue and Rupert is freaking awesome. Love that trail Entrails was next and holy moly does it have some crazy features. Lots of steep rock slabs and techy bits. My kind of riding! Bony Elbows was just as techy, but again, I love that kind of trail. Rollercoaster was super fun and flowy. Not as good as Pseudo-Tsuga or Half Nelson but still decent. 

Detailed Description
Alice Lake Loop South is a 13 mile popular intermediate route located near Squamish British Columbia. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 14 trails. This route climbs 2,031 ft with a max elevation of 1,250 ft then descends -2,032 ft.
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62 Reviews & Comments

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gasman5 (Oct 22, 2022 at 21:49)
Trail Boney Elbows
Great trail. A bit harder than Room With A View and a good warm up for In and Out Burger. If you can ride all the slabs slowly and in control you should be good on In and Out..
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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 22, 2022 at 18:43)
Awesome dark blue trail with some black options. Great fun!
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theshonen8899 (Sep 12, 2022 at 14:03)
Loved this trail, tons of tech for an intermediate trying to progress to black. Definitely a more challenging blue in the area but nothing you can't walk if you're not ready. Many optional features like rock rolls and finishes off with a super fun flow.
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Bkief (Aug 27, 2022 at 14:04)
Trail Lumberjack's
The elevation chart for this trail is wrong. It's also in the wrong direction
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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 20:58)
I would consider this a very easy blue. Mostly green but one or two tech sections that are easy to walk. The sudden uphill in the middle caught me off guard. Overall really fun and great for beginners trying to progress.
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KaianfxfK9i (Jul 14, 2022 at 21:54)
Trail Jacks
Tree down midway through the trail
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Cowski (Jun 19, 2022 at 7:47)
A great tech trail. Some spicier options to progress on. Recent work making it even better. Thanks to the trail builders!
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OGTallPaul (May 31, 2022 at 18:27)
Rode this trail yesterday (May 30th, 2022) and was pretty confused, dropped in expecting a "fast and flowy Blue+ trail" and was gifted with a chunky, technical black. Its a sick trail, and well built, but certainly not a flowy intermediate trail, so rider beware.
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chossyballs (Apr 10, 2022 at 15:23)
Chossy is closed for a month. Rebuilding
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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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bennnnnnelson (Apr 2, 2021 at 14:27)
Trail Rupert
So fun. Unreal flow and sweet tech with some sick features.
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tylermdc (Mar 18, 2021 at 11:21)
Better get you laps in soon, the property is for sale which the lower section runs through.
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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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Candaceckuiwr (Sep 7, 2020 at 20:17)
Trail Boney Elbows
Love this trail!! Amazing trail building and fun slabs!!
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uzi-v (Sep 4, 2020 at 19:00)
I love this trail.
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Lucasjohnharris (Aug 8, 2020 at 20:39)
Too much fun!
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GBangShredder (Jul 22, 2020 at 21:48)
A real ass burner but quick awesome way up.
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rstokes WBPP (May 21, 2020 at 21:32)
There are 1000’s of unsanctioned trails on TF!
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filippulpan (Nov 28, 2019 at 9:55)
Tree on trail at firsts switch back. Will require chain saw to remove it.
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filippulpan (Nov 28, 2019 at 9:55)
Tree on trail at firsts switch back. Will require chain saw to remove it.
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filippulpan (Nov 28, 2019 at 9:55)
Tree on trail at firsts switch back. Will require chain saw to remove it.
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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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GreenJelly (Oct 6, 2019 at 19:12)
This is a fun and fast (if you want it to be) ride. Great way to end your day of riding.
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mennotele (Sep 30, 2019 at 12:19)
Trail Boney Elbows
Just
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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 17:12)
Trail Lumberjack's
Fun down trail to get back to Tantalus after riding Alice Lake trails. Nice combo after Rollercoaster to finish the day. Lots of roots, hence the name!
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Edu888 (Aug 16, 2019 at 14:56)
Basically Rupert but easier with less climbs. Good as an introduction to rock rolls along with Rupert
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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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arennick (Jul 16, 2019 at 14:39)
Yes, a classic way to finish your day in this area.
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arennick (Jul 16, 2019 at 14:37)
Trail Boney Elbows
Super fun slabs!! Nothin too crazy, and still doable when wet... with caution.
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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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rphoenix (Apr 27, 2019 at 8:14)
Previously posted on Bike Squamish as an FYI; (Photos added in photos). Cheers and feel free to vote on this trail if you liked it. Thanks RP

In case you didn’t know I built LOA a couple of seasons ago. I volunteer my time maintaining this trail and others I’ve had a hand in. I like too and don’t expect anything from it. So having said that I have made a small change to the first tech feature. This takes out that double thump feeling and doesn’t scrub your speed. It’s an improvement. I’m not dumbing it down as some will assume, I have smartened it up. I’m posting this as heads up when you roll into it. You still have the little drop at the bottom so pay attention. This feature will still be black for a lot of riders and probably quite green for others like myself. I probably had about 10 people of all levels ride it today and they quite liked the change. I’ll post some bonus time lapse of the install after this. Cheers Enjoy and somebody go get Goldie’s KOM!
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awesomemtb (Oct 13, 2018 at 19:21)
Trail Boney Elbows
Super fun trail! Couple of big slabs with go arounds for most of them if you aren’t feeling it. Nothing too crazy and good warm up For dirks diggler
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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 19, 2018 at 17:40)
The trail is simply awsome, obviously a lot lot of work and thought have been put into it, but it is a black diamond trail. There is nothing intermediate or blue about this trail. Beware.
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Jase-the-ace (Aug 25, 2018 at 11:50)
Trail Jacks
Beautiful forest and great access to the rest of the trails
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ironhorsebike1 (Jul 31, 2018 at 7:30)
Trail Boney Elbows
Unreal slabs I've never seen anything like these in the lower US. So rad! Kinda sketchy when wet, but still gotta send it.
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Flow-Ryder (Jul 1, 2018 at 19:39)
My favourite part of this trail are the corners and fast twisties
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marmiteslave (Jun 3, 2018 at 11:44)
A classic SQUAMISH trail for the past 25 years that wraps up any ride ending on Perth with a big smile on your face. A crowd favorite for the Test of Metal. Good for any rider. Beginners may find the last pitch worth a walk.
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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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Jeffbourassa (Sep 7, 2017 at 16:48)
Very dry... Some worn out spots... End of summer. Great trail
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gofishyfishy (Sep 6, 2017 at 20:02)
This is an amazing trails! Modularsynth's description is great. As a newer rider it was nice to check out and ride some more technical areas while on a very flowy ride. Thank you builders!
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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 16:00)
Excellent climbing trail. Very good condition. Kudos to the builders.
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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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sidecut (Apr 11, 2017 at 20:49)
Great work trailbuilders! Excellent mix of flowy trail with some optional harder features, little ups and fun downs, and beautiful scenery. A great addition to the network and so much fun to go for a ride on its opening day!
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ModularSynth (Apr 11, 2017 at 14:09)
Wow long, fast and flowy! Despite this being a blue trail there are 4-5 spots through out the trail where you can challenge yourself with a black diamond alternate route for each technical section, i love that. Also some well crafted wood bridges and a few smallish rock slabs to roll out on.

A big thank you to Rob phoenix and all the volunteers and sponsors who whipped this trail into shape in such a short time (given the rather long cold and snow heavy winter we had).

Really a great trail for just about any level rider that was definitely needed in this part of Alice lake.
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j-rawk (Feb 27, 2016 at 12:21)
Trail Rupert
Fantastic trail!
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j-rawk (Feb 27, 2016 at 12:20)
Trail Boney Elbows
Mandatory slabs are not too hard, optional ones look gnarly!
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zestylife (Nov 15, 2015 at 8:43)
Trail Boney Elbows
Woohoo!
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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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dosagushi (May 6, 2015 at 17:22)
Trail Boney Elbows
Damn fun slabs ! great trail !
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  • Altitude min
    297 ft
  • Altitude start
    638 ft
  • Altitude end
    636 ft
  • Grade max
    -63.2%
  • Grade min
    55.7%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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