14.7 miles
Distance
2,545 ft
Climb
-2,548 ft
Descent
1,043 ft
High Point

I've never done this, but the idea is to follow the trails around the outside (mostly) of the Hartland and Partridge areas. I think these are mostly sanctioned trails around these two riding sections. Might be an interesting route to try.
I guess the next step would be to expand to the trails on the west side of Mt. Work....

Detailed Description
Around the Outside is a 15 mile moderately popular expert route located near Victoria British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 90 trails. This route climbs 2,545 ft with a max elevation of 1,043 ft then descends -2,548 ft.
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62 Reviews & Comments

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SIMBSTrailsDirector SIMBS (Oct 22, 2022 at 10:28)
Trail Crossover
They were removed by CRD as they were blocking emergency vehicle access to sofa king. The intention is to rebuild the table top off to one side…
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SIMBSTrailsDirector SIMBS (Oct 22, 2022 at 10:28)
Trail Crossover
They were removed by CRD as they were blocking emergency vehicle access to sofa king. The intention is to rebuild the table top off to one side…
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eh-steve (Oct 22, 2022 at 9:54)
Trail Crossover
What happened to the tabletop and the little kicker to flat? Might need to change the description if the tabletop is removed. Seems odd to remove a feature that could easily be ridden around.
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eh-steve (Oct 22, 2022 at 9:54)
Trail Crossover
What happened to the tabletop and the little kicker to flat? Might need to change the description if the tabletop is removed. Seems odd to remove a feature that could easily be ridden around.
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AnnaVacca (Apr 1, 2022 at 9:20)
Trail Dave's Line
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christophero (Sep 5, 2021 at 8:31)
Originally the trail with no name (Zoso), this trail is approved and signed by CRD as Shock Treatment.
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Bottombrackets (Jan 24, 2021 at 9:08)
This access to the regional trail is not in CRD lands, it runs through private property and the trail are not maintained. Access to and from the regional trail is best from Robb Place.
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Bottombrackets (Jan 24, 2021 at 9:08)
This access to the regional trail is not in CRD lands, it runs through private property and the trail are not maintained. Access to and from the regional trail is best from Robb Place.
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Bottombrackets (Jan 24, 2021 at 9:08)
This access to the regional trail is not in CRD lands, it runs through private property and the trail are not maintained. Access to and from the regional trail is best from Robb Place.
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Bottombrackets (Jan 24, 2021 at 9:08)
This access to the regional trail is not in CRD lands, it runs through private property and the trail are not maintained. Access to and from the regional trail is best from Robb Place.
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Bottombrackets (Jan 24, 2021 at 9:08)
This access to the regional trail is not in CRD lands, it runs through private property and the trail are not maintained. Access to and from the regional trail is best from Robb Place.
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Salsal (Sep 27, 2020 at 18:21)
Trail Testament
Don't be too intimidated by the description, this is a fun blue trail with some tricky bits but lots of easier stretches! Beautiful rain forest. Felt like I was back on the mainland.
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Salsal (Sep 27, 2020 at 18:21)
Trail Testament
Don't be too intimidated by the description, this is a fun blue trail with some tricky bits but lots of easier stretches! Beautiful rain forest. Felt like I was back on the mainland.
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IanKopp (Aug 21, 2020 at 22:30)
Trail Dave's Line
Trail is in nice condition this summer!
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eh-steve (Sep 17, 2019 at 12:45)
Trail N Trail
Fun flowy trail in good shape. Glad I tried it.

Good to tie in with Say Ah or Daryl's Dive (if you are coming down from Fun Trail).
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eh-steve (Aug 15, 2019 at 15:37)
Trail Southridge
Upper part of this trail (where it meets Dave's line) is great. The trail fairies did an awesome job. Super fun until it meets with fun trail and turns off. The rest seems a waste of elevation. Some rocky (somewhat steep) portions followed by smooth boring trail with grown in salal and weeds. Fun trail is way better, or fun trail to Sofa King if you want something a bit smoother.
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eh-steve (Aug 15, 2019 at 15:37)
Trail Southridge
Upper part of this trail (where it meets Dave's line) is great. The trail fairies did an awesome job. Super fun until it meets with fun trail and turns off. The rest seems a waste of elevation. Some rocky (somewhat steep) portions followed by smooth boring trail with grown in salal and weeds. Fun trail is way better, or fun trail to Sofa King if you want something a bit smoother.
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eh-steve (Aug 15, 2019 at 15:37)
Trail Southridge
Upper part of this trail (where it meets Dave's line) is great. The trail fairies did an awesome job. Super fun until it meets with fun trail and turns off. The rest seems a waste of elevation. Some rocky (somewhat steep) portions followed by smooth boring trail with grown in salal and weeds. Fun trail is way better, or fun trail to Sofa King if you want something a bit smoother.
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eh-steve (Aug 15, 2019 at 15:37)
Trail Southridge
Upper part of this trail (where it meets Dave's line) is great. The trail fairies did an awesome job. Super fun until it meets with fun trail and turns off. The rest seems a waste of elevation. Some rocky (somewhat steep) portions followed by smooth boring trail with grown in salal and weeds. Fun trail is way better, or fun trail to Sofa King if you want something a bit smoother.
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eh-steve (Aug 15, 2019 at 15:37)
Trail Southridge
Upper part of this trail (where it meets Dave's line) is great. The trail fairies did an awesome job. Super fun until it meets with fun trail and turns off. The rest seems a waste of elevation. Some rocky (somewhat steep) portions followed by smooth boring trail with grown in salal and weeds. Fun trail is way better, or fun trail to Sofa King if you want something a bit smoother.
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browett (Aug 13, 2019 at 7:12)
Trail Northridge
Upper Northridge trail there is a cedar tree very low to the ground, it hangs over the trail. if you are looking down at the trail and have a helmet on with visor, you can miss this and do a proper head injury to yourself.
I would say it is about 6 feet above the trail.
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browett (Aug 13, 2019 at 7:12)
Trail Northridge
Upper Northridge trail there is a cedar tree very low to the ground, it hangs over the trail. if you are looking down at the trail and have a helmet on with visor, you can miss this and do a proper head injury to yourself.
I would say it is about 6 feet above the trail.
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browett (Aug 13, 2019 at 7:12)
Trail Northridge
Upper Northridge trail there is a cedar tree very low to the ground, it hangs over the trail. if you are looking down at the trail and have a helmet on with visor, you can miss this and do a proper head injury to yourself.
I would say it is about 6 feet above the trail.
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browett (Aug 13, 2019 at 7:12)
Trail Northridge
Upper Northridge trail there is a cedar tree very low to the ground, it hangs over the trail. if you are looking down at the trail and have a helmet on with visor, you can miss this and do a proper head injury to yourself.
I would say it is about 6 feet above the trail.
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browett (Aug 13, 2019 at 7:12)
Trail Northridge
Upper Northridge trail there is a cedar tree very low to the ground, it hangs over the trail. if you are looking down at the trail and have a helmet on with visor, you can miss this and do a proper head injury to yourself.
I would say it is about 6 feet above the trail.
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browett (Aug 13, 2019 at 7:12)
Trail Northridge
Upper Northridge trail there is a cedar tree very low to the ground, it hangs over the trail. if you are looking down at the trail and have a helmet on with visor, you can miss this and do a proper head injury to yourself.
I would say it is about 6 feet above the trail.
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browett (Aug 13, 2019 at 7:12)
Trail Northridge
Upper Northridge trail there is a cedar tree very low to the ground, it hangs over the trail. if you are looking down at the trail and have a helmet on with visor, you can miss this and do a proper head injury to yourself.
I would say it is about 6 feet above the trail.
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browett (Aug 13, 2019 at 7:12)
Trail Northridge
Upper Northridge trail there is a cedar tree very low to the ground, it hangs over the trail. if you are looking down at the trail and have a helmet on with visor, you can miss this and do a proper head injury to yourself.
I would say it is about 6 feet above the trail.
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browett (Aug 13, 2019 at 7:12)
Trail Northridge
Upper Northridge trail there is a cedar tree very low to the ground, it hangs over the trail. if you are looking down at the trail and have a helmet on with visor, you can miss this and do a proper head injury to yourself.
I would say it is about 6 feet above the trail.
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browett (Aug 13, 2019 at 7:12)
Trail Northridge
Upper Northridge trail there is a cedar tree very low to the ground, it hangs over the trail. if you are looking down at the trail and have a helmet on with visor, you can miss this and do a proper head injury to yourself.
I would say it is about 6 feet above the trail.
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franticvike (Jul 6, 2019 at 13:44)
Trail Testament
Challenging trail in both directions. No extended climbs though and some fun pieces you can tie together. Good in the summer, very wet in the winter with a pool/Creek that has to be crossed
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franticvike (Jul 6, 2019 at 13:44)
Trail Testament
Challenging trail in both directions. No extended climbs though and some fun pieces you can tie together. Good in the summer, very wet in the winter with a pool/Creek that has to be crossed
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Nelcur37 (Jun 25, 2019 at 22:45)
“Unsanctioned”, this is honestly better condition then half the maintained ones in the park
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RyanMacleod (Jun 24, 2019 at 6:54)
Trail Phase Two
Bylj
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RyanMacleod (Jun 24, 2019 at 6:54)
Trail Phase Two
Bylj
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RyanMacleod (Jun 24, 2019 at 6:54)
Trail Phase Two
Bylj
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RyanMacleod (Jun 24, 2019 at 6:54)
Trail Phase Two
Bylj
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3004 (Feb 2, 2018 at 20:51)
Fun trail to ride when you are finishing up.
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3004 (Feb 2, 2018 at 20:51)
Fun trail to ride when you are finishing up.
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BCsaltchucker (Jan 15, 2018 at 16:48)
Trail Dave's Line
trail is in great shape this winter. I like the skinny new ride-around at the rock. great little leg-buster rock gardens and of course intro to the best stuff: enduro route, green ribbon etc. This is a good trail-bike trail.
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BCsaltchucker (Jan 15, 2018 at 16:45)
Trail Fun Trail
lives up to its name. nice long downhill, somewhat new school but still rough enough and need some pedalling power for a good time. rideable with 26er XC bikes too
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SIMBSTrailsDirector SIMBS (Oct 9, 2017 at 15:57)
Thanks for your report - I will let the CRD know about the trees.
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SIMBSTrailsDirector SIMBS (Oct 9, 2017 at 15:57)
Thanks for your report - I will let the CRD know about the trees.
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SIMBSTrailsDirector SIMBS (Oct 9, 2017 at 15:57)
Thanks for your report - I will let the CRD know about the trees.
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SIMBSTrailsDirector SIMBS (Oct 9, 2017 at 15:57)
Thanks for your report - I will let the CRD know about the trees.
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SIMBSTrailsDirector SIMBS (Oct 9, 2017 at 15:57)
Thanks for your report - I will let the CRD know about the trees.
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skinnypete (Oct 9, 2017 at 8:28)
Don't access this trail from the south end (Lakeridge Place Road). There are plenty of large trees down across the trail and it's not suitable for riding. Best to access the area from Robb Place when coming from the south.
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skinnypete (Oct 9, 2017 at 8:28)
Don't access this trail from the south end (Lakeridge Place Road). There are plenty of large trees down across the trail and it's not suitable for riding. Best to access the area from Robb Place when coming from the south.
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skinnypete (Oct 9, 2017 at 8:28)
Don't access this trail from the south end (Lakeridge Place Road). There are plenty of large trees down across the trail and it's not suitable for riding. Best to access the area from Robb Place when coming from the south.
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skinnypete (Oct 9, 2017 at 8:28)
Don't access this trail from the south end (Lakeridge Place Road). There are plenty of large trees down across the trail and it's not suitable for riding. Best to access the area from Robb Place when coming from the south.
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skinnypete (Oct 9, 2017 at 8:28)
Don't access this trail from the south end (Lakeridge Place Road). There are plenty of large trees down across the trail and it's not suitable for riding. Best to access the area from Robb Place when coming from the south.
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Dogride (Jul 20, 2017 at 14:49)
Trail Dave's Line
Nice alternate! Lots of work put in for sure, nice job!
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swhitey (Apr 30, 2017 at 18:46)
Trail Fun Trail
Love it! Rode it today.
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SIMBSTrailsDirector SIMBS (Dec 26, 2016 at 20:33)
I'm open. Have to get the trail approved yet - still working on it.
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tbryn (Jul 15, 2016 at 15:00)
I've also heard this trail called "Pole Position".
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tashi (Nov 13, 2015 at 14:06)
Trail Sturdy Shoes
Sturdy shoes has been rideable for about a year (and has a new small extension on it near the top), while Sidecar is just a fresh corridor and very difficult to ride up. You've probably been taking the road (42) to SturdyShoes
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kvin (Oct 30, 2015 at 19:24)
Trail Sturdy Shoes
I like sidecar to o sturdy shoes as a climbing trail. Nice change after coming off danger trail. Been riding it for a the last year
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LastWill (Sep 15, 2015 at 10:52)
Trail Testament
To write a last will and testament I liked the online service: WillsBox.com
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LastWill (Sep 15, 2015 at 10:52)
Trail Testament
To write a last will and testament I liked the online service: WillsBox.com
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ParkerJonesmtb (Jul 3, 2015 at 17:09)
Trail Dave's Line
Rode this on a DH bike so it was an okay trail, would be funner on a hardtail
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woodtigerfish (Feb 16, 2015 at 13:47)
Trail Watchdog
Do you have to climb the trail? Or is there trail access from from (upper) willis point road?
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kvin (Feb 22, 2015 at 7:32)
Trail Watchdog
Take the summit up trail from durrance lake. You can still access it off willis point but you have to zigzag around the development
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  • Difficulty rating
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  • Route Type
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  • Direction
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  • Physical rating
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  • Altitude start
    478 ft
  • Altitude end
    476 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade max
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  • Grade min
    49.8%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
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