4.0 miles
1,064 ft
-1,147 ft
1,381 ft
High Point

Climb up Flathead then, at the @4.25kms mark, enter the rideable, but incomplete trail, Griff's line. You will emerge at the lookout. Stop for the view of town and the Skeena valley then follow the hiking trail (stay left at all braided trails) to connect to Upper Backeddy. The trail junction is marked by a trail map posted in a tree. (If upper back Eddy seems difficult do not ride Lower Backeddy -you will not enjoy yourself- rather veer right at the trail junction and return to Johnstone trail head via Flathead). From the bottom of Lower Backeddy take a quick dip in the river then proceed about 2.5 kms to the new brewery, Sherwood Mountain, and try their new stout.

Detailed Description
Back in black is a 4 mile popular expert route located near Terrace British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 1,064 ft with a max elevation of 1,381 ft then descends -1,147 ft.
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Terrace Off Road Cycling Association (www.torcanorth.com)
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3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
evangelineleclair (Jul 17, 2020 at 17:41)
Trail Flathead
This trail has everything - slow speed balance moves, roots, rocks, and slabs.
This trail will leave you mentally exhausted.
It is a fantastic challenge.
If you can ride this trail without putting a foot down, you're amazing!!!
It is a must ride while on Terrace.
  • + 2
uncle-m (Mar 22, 2019 at 15:56)
Trail Griff's-Line
Please avoid damaging the trail by staying off Griff's until it thoroughly thaws out! Thanks!
  • + 1
uncle-m (Oct 5, 2016 at 12:00)
Flathead/G-line jct is at about 4.5 km. Griff's line, aka G-line, is finished now.

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Trails in Route


  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
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  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for Back in black mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -83 ft
  • Altitude min
    347 ft
  • Altitude start
    430 ft
  • Altitude end
    348 ft
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  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,535 ft
Avg: 4 (2 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Mar 18, 2023 @ 9:56pm
2 days
little rotten alder across the trail. still partially frozen into trail - hand saw will do the trick when things start to thaw. reporter
Upper Backeddy
Jan 27, 2023 @ 6:20pm
Jan 27, 2023
Trails are in various states of freeze/thaw/mud. This is the time when trails are most vulnerable to damage. Please avoid using the trail if possible. Your local trail fairies thank you!!!! reporter
Jan 27, 2023 @ 6:20pm
Jan 27, 2023
Trails are in various states of freeze/thaw/mud. This is the time when trails are most vulnerable to damage. Please avoid using the trail if possible. Your local trail fairies thank you!!!! reporter
Lower Backeddy
Apr 23, 2022 @ 11:53am
Apr 23, 2022
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