24.9 miles
Distance
2,981 ft
Climb
-3,020 ft
Descent
2,300 ft
High Point
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Welcome to an amazing tour of the best singletrack riding in the Cumberland/Comox Valley Area

You’ll start by heading through the centre of the historic Village of Cumberland before hitting the trails for an unbelievable ride. This is truly a rider’s course. The diverse trails range from high speed, compact, mature trails to higher elevation rocky outcrops, dark and lush valley floor trails, and refined singletrack.

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Detailed Description
BC Bike Race 2018 - Day 2 (Cumberland) is a 25 mile expert race route located near Cumberland British Columbia. This mountain bike only route and has a extreme overall physical rating. This route includes 15 trails. This route climbs 2,981 ft with a max elevation of 2,300 ft then descends -3,020 ft.
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28 Reviews & Comments

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Lorraine01 (Nov 16, 2022 at 11:03)
Trail Dam Road
Ok
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lawesa (Jul 15, 2022 at 14:52)
Trail Old Vanilla
Ya
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CatLady (Jun 6, 2022 at 18:59)
Definitely not black. Definitely not very fun either.
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cemoorelife TRAILFORKS (May 25, 2022 at 20:47)
Trail Iron Curtain
One of the fun ones over in the Eastern Block
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cemoorelife TRAILFORKS (May 25, 2022 at 20:46)
Trail Top Hat
Great fun trail
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m-dawg (May 22, 2022 at 20:48)
Note extensive logging as you meet even lower vanilla. It’s all clear cut.
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kyleleitch PVTA (Apr 19, 2022 at 8:15)
Trail Blockhead
Still very much covered in snow 17.04.22
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puI1My (Mar 27, 2022 at 8:44)
Such a fast and fun trail! At the bottom take a right and take Short Line to Blue Collar.
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puI1My (Mar 27, 2022 at 8:43)
Trail Old Vanilla
Fun and fast trail.
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fluctuatingwater (Nov 5, 2021 at 17:32)
Trail Blockhead
Basically a river for top one third right now. Availed until dried weather.
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NScott88 (Sep 20, 2021 at 16:31)
Closed to due to logging road building
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Marcusvanheyst (Jul 3, 2021 at 13:33)
This trail is underrated and definitely worth the extra climb if your hitting something like chunder after. For skilled riders it is fast and loamy and a great time. A little pedally in spots but totally worth it
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brentbaker (Jun 16, 2021 at 19:22)
Sorry that was too brief.

Really sucks.

Takes forever to get there. And there is very little reward.

Stay away unless your wearing spandex.
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brentbaker (Jun 16, 2021 at 22:30)
And by spandex I mean you are out for a cross country ride, as opposed to looking for a more gravity oriented trail.

Cross country/down country/trail: fine trail
All mountain / Enduro: probably not for you
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brentbaker (Jun 16, 2021 at 19:21)
Sucks.
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Rptbr (Sep 22, 2020 at 10:49)
Add = app
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Rptbr (Sep 22, 2020 at 10:49)
Add says blue. Trail say black diamond?! Confused and not good enough for this kind of doubt! Haha
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Prozsa (Jul 13, 2020 at 22:00)
Trail Old Vanilla
Riding amazing!
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jumpfarm (Feb 20, 2020 at 19:53)
Recent upgrades so much more flow
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troydakiniewich (Jun 4, 2019 at 17:14)
Tree down around blind corner just beforewooden bridge. Right at chest height.
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ataraxie (May 7, 2019 at 17:42)
Trail Wrong Way
The first 3/4 of this are actually a road. Wondering if that's a mistake. At least it got me really confused.
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pida1234 (Jul 1, 2018 at 18:03)
anyone else encounter someone shooting up top cottonwood Saturday around 3pm? found this a bit sketchy, as he yelled " I'm not shooting at you guys"
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andrewgoad (May 23, 2018 at 20:39)
Trail Mama Bear
The
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Newflyrider (Aug 1, 2017 at 22:05)
My second ride up
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Newflyrider (Aug 1, 2017 at 22:04)
Hot and dry hard to breath with the smoke
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Newflyrider (Aug 1, 2017 at 22:03)
Hot and dry
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calum676 (Apr 25, 2016 at 7:39)
Trail Old Vanilla
Best trail ever.
Nice birms, couple little jumps and super flowy
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dylanfromcanada (Apr 1, 2016 at 15:39)
Trail Old Vanilla
Fun trail, gets a little tight in the trees if you have too much speed. Makes for a great loop now that it's connected to shortline
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Trails in Route

Wrong Way1 mile
Furtherburger1 mile
Blockhead3,773 ft
Bear Buns3,917 ft
Sykes Bridge Access3,045 ft
Old Vanilla2,552 ft
Middle Vanilla2,021 ft
That Dam Trail2,379 ft
Dam Road1,778 ft
Missing Link3,671 ft
Mama Bear1,952 ft
Thursdays Child2,677 ft
Cottonwood Climb2,841 ft
Top Hat1,657 ft
Iron Curtain4,022 ft

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Details

  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
  • Ridelogs
    42
More Stats for BC Bike Race 2018 - Day 2 (Cumberland) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    477 ft
  • Altitude start
    541 ft
  • Altitude end
    502 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -39.8%
  • Grade min
    33%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Bear Buns, Cumberland, BC
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Bear Buns
Jan 27, 2023 @ 9:50pm
Jan 27, 2023
Top Hat
Jan 27, 2023 @ 7:00pm
Jan 27, 2023
Old Vanilla
Jan 27, 2023 @ 3:07am
Jan 27, 2023
Middle Vanilla
Jan 27, 2023 @ 3:07am
Jan 27, 2023
Iron Curtain
Jan 25, 2023 @ 1:55am
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