30.9 miles
Distance
2,479 ft
Climb
-2,481 ft
Descent
1,222 ft
High Point

Once again, we’re camping beside the Pacific Ocean After your race in Powell River you can relax and enjoy the beach, the ocean & the fact that you don’t have to pick up and move until the morning. While the rest of the world has been building ever more challenging gravity-inspired trails, the Powell River course, inspired by locally grown and brewed Timewarp, will keep your tires on the ground while you flow through mossy old growth forests on a new generation network of XC trails.

Detailed Description
BC Bike Race 2018 (Day 3) Powell River is a 31 mile expert race route located near Powell River British Columbia. This mountain bike only route and has a extreme overall physical rating. This route includes 14 trails. This route climbs 2,479 ft with a max elevation of 1,222 ft then descends -2,481 ft.
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21 Reviews & Comments

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xmarksdaspot (Oct 28, 2021 at 16:40)
Suicide has about 30 windfall trees down across it I am told by a user today
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bramski (Jul 12, 2021 at 21:03)
Beautiful smooth forest trail. Lots of old machinery.
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hartbronco (Apr 3, 2021 at 11:16)
SC trail Is cleared of dangerous and downed trees
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munharrison (Aug 22, 2020 at 14:29)
Trail W8
Flowy magic
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Wesmacaulay FVMBA - ADMIN (Aug 13, 2020 at 8:56)
We rode it in the uphill direction. Challenging trail for new riders what with the many roots. A couple of tough climbs. Beautiful trail and good for building skills.
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bikebb QRCA (Jul 29, 2020 at 11:12)
Suicide is a Blue trail based on IMBA standards: length of trail is one primary factor. Also comparative to other trails in community for consistency is another reason to keep it rated as a blue trail.
Thanks for input!!
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lukequeenan (Jul 28, 2020 at 18:12)
Fun trail with some flow at the end. Should really be classified as a green though!
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erica110 (Jun 25, 2019 at 15:06)
This was a fun trail, especially for a new rider. Very rooty in areas but not particularly steep. We followed the pink flagged route from BC bike race course. Absolutely gorgeous forest.
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xmarksdaspot (May 11, 2019 at 18:23)
Trail Death Rattle
Ride down from Green Road. Not built to climb.
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bryan11 (Apr 27, 2019 at 17:56)
Trail W8
One of my favourite trails!
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bryan11 (Apr 27, 2019 at 17:54)
Trail Death Rattle
See munharrisons comment... I went straight. Death rattle is steep fast flowy fun!
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munharrison (Apr 1, 2019 at 19:34)
Trail Death Rattle
When you hit the road go right, cross the road bridge, W8 trail starts on the left. I have seen some people get confused and stay on the same side of the bridge/creek. That trail is not in good condition.
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woodsy1997 (Aug 26, 2018 at 20:41)
Trail Edgehill Rip
Good, easy-ish access from or to Edgehill area.
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woodsy1997 (Aug 26, 2018 at 20:39)
Good trail, pretty flowy. All uphills are peddle-able. Some small technical sections and small jumps. 5 stars.
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munharrison (Jul 21, 2018 at 12:15)
More of a cross-country trail. Usually recommended for the lush forest scenery reminiscent of some of the Lord of the Rings movie sets.
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bramski (Jul 18, 2018 at 22:11)
Not a horrible road.
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bramski (Jul 18, 2018 at 9:44)
Trail Edgehill Rip
Awesome and fast!
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bramski (Jul 18, 2018 at 9:42)
Trail 51 Dodge
Named for the 51 Dodge near the start, nice flowy climb, one steeper climb in it.
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bramski (Jul 18, 2018 at 9:41)
With the approximate steepness of an interpretive walk, I'd say this is more of a green trail.
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bramski (Jul 17, 2018 at 12:28)
Trail Death Rattle
Definitely super fun. Techy/flow with some moderate steepness. Nothing tricky.
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bramski (Jul 17, 2018 at 12:26)
Trail W8
Super fun! Ends too quick :-(.
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  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for BC Bike Race 2018 (Day 3) Powell River mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2 ft
  • Altitude start
    4 ft
  • Altitude end
    3 ft
  • Grade max
    -55.6%
  • Grade min
    29.1%
  • Distance climb
    15 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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Fun descent at Duck Lake in Powell River
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This jump at Suicide trail may have been a little too big.

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Suicide Creek Trail
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