7.6 miles
Distance
795 ft
Climb
-788 ft
Descent
2,775 ft
High Point

Backside/Artwork/Swampy - March 10, 2019 Run

Detailed Description
Backside/Artwork/Swampy - March 10, 2019p is a 8 mile less popular intermediate route located near Prince George British Columbia. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 23 trails. This route climbs 795 ft with a max elevation of 2,775 ft then descends -788 ft.
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16 Reviews & Comments

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mckibbt (Jun 17, 2021 at 18:28)
Rode today (June 17 2021). Several muddy sections (more like quicksand). Several trees down along entire route. Watch out for the ditch crossing closer to Otway; it will eat your front tire and you'll go for a swim in a shallow ditch.
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LauriSbDD8L (Nov 7, 2020 at 17:25)
Trail Backside
Nov 7,2020 cleared 20+ trees from Backside
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LauriSbDD8L (Nov 7, 2020 at 17:25)
Trail Backside
Nov 7,2020 cleared 20+ trees from Backside
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NickinGeorge (Jun 1, 2020 at 11:00)
Trail Artwork
This trail was originally built by Art as a hiking trail. Once discovered by mountain bikers, it became quite popular, wearing in through use. Art was thrilled to find bikers helping to maintain the trail by removing fallen logs and filling muddy bits with corduroy. Most of it stays dry when other trails in the area become wet. It creates nice loop options, especially when connected with newer trails such as Artwork North and Beaverdam trails. You can also climb to a lookout near the mid point, offering views to the south. Happily, it was groomed this winter for winter riding. This is a fun trail!
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dykesie (Jul 6, 2019 at 13:15)
Trail Backside
Rooty, oh so rooty. I guess it depends upon what you are used to riding, for me the roots took the pleasure out of this trail. I think the roots are the only reason to grade this blue.
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dykesie (Jul 6, 2019 at 13:15)
Trail Backside
Rooty, oh so rooty. I guess it depends upon what you are used to riding, for me the roots took the pleasure out of this trail. I think the roots are the only reason to grade this blue.
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Arkinien (Jul 1, 2019 at 19:06)
Trail Artwork
I did see any flow in that trail. Just tons and tons of roots, not the nice challenging ones, just lots of annoying roots. The trail is narrow and half covered by foliage. It feels like it was built before mountain biking was a thing, and has not been used since. Very few signs that it is actually ridden at all. In all the trails i have ridden, I hate to say it, but that’s the worse i’ve seen so far. Apologies to those who work hard to build and maintain trail for us to uses.
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kona-rider-pg (May 28, 2019 at 18:53)
May 25 2019 - Trail is in good condition, some muddy spots. One tree fallen across the trail.
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darwynk (Mar 26, 2016 at 10:51)
Trail Bears
more dirt than snow/ice now.
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wideload46 (Mar 10, 2016 at 11:49)
This is for the Greenway/FFTW area in general. There is a cow & calf moose in the area, the cow is starting to get aggressive, she knocked down & stepped on a hiker yesterday (March 9th). Her calf is quite young so she is in protection mode. If you see them give a wide berth or choose another route.
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wideload46 (Mar 10, 2016 at 11:49)
This is for the Greenway/FFTW area in general. There is a cow & calf moose in the area, the cow is starting to get aggressive, she knocked down & stepped on a hiker yesterday (March 9th). Her calf is quite young so she is in protection mode. If you see them give a wide berth or choose another route.
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wideload46 (Mar 10, 2016 at 11:49)
This is for the Greenway/FFTW area in general. There is a cow & calf moose in the area, the cow is starting to get aggressive, she knocked down & stepped on a hiker yesterday (March 9th). Her calf is quite young so she is in protection mode. If you see them give a wide berth or choose another route.
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wideload46 (Mar 10, 2016 at 11:49)
This is for the Greenway/FFTW area in general. There is a cow & calf moose in the area, the cow is starting to get aggressive, she knocked down & stepped on a hiker yesterday (March 9th). Her calf is quite young so she is in protection mode. If you see them give a wide berth or choose another route.
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wideload46 (Mar 10, 2016 at 11:49)
This is for the Greenway/FFTW area in general. There is a cow & calf moose in the area, the cow is starting to get aggressive, she knocked down & stepped on a hiker yesterday (March 9th). Her calf is quite young so she is in protection mode. If you see them give a wide berth or choose another route.
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wideload46 (Nov 19, 2015 at 17:39)
Trail Swampy Trail
Kudos & thanks to those responsible for all the trail work on the Greenway/FFTW trails. Awesome job on what was a lot of work.
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wideload46 (Nov 19, 2015 at 17:39)
Trail Swampy Trail
Kudos & thanks to those responsible for all the trail work on the Greenway/FFTW trails. Awesome job on what was a lot of work.
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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
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  • Ridelogs
    3
More Stats for Backside/Artwork/Swampy - March 10, 2019p mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    5 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,482 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,562 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,566 ft
  • Grade max
    -33.7%
  • Grade min
    25.9%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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