3 miles
728 ft
-731 ft
1,418 ft
High Point

This route is going to pose a technical challenge to grade 8 riders. At nearly 5 km, it is a bit shorter than the 2015 course in Powell River, but it presents different challenges that will push the riders to their limits! After a steep gravel climb to start, racers enter Frank's trail (RIP Frank who just passed away recently). A new trail sign marks the entry, and a wonder of XC single track awaits riders. Even with a general tendency downward for 2 km, the course will require constant pedalling. With a really long band of single track, getting a holeshot on the entry to Franks is a tactical advantage. Once Franks is done, riders begin climbing single track. The legs are tired and the technical uphill single track will certainly have many riders off their bikes for the power moves. Perhaps the very best will ride the entire section, but I doubt it. At the top of this trail (which is combo of Hustler and Flow in reverse direction) the course gives the racers a passing window. Down a gravel road pitch to the yellow gate on Conifer Dr. and out onto Harper Rd. Climbing on the shoulder, riders slip onto a trail that cuts back onto the Harper Rd climb and face an uphill gravel road finish. if the leaders are together here, its a leg smashing sprint to the archway for the win!

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Trails in Route

Hustler1,024 ft
Dawg194 ft
Harper Road Access1,965 ft
Flow2,093 ft
Conifer Drive722 ft
Gravel Road Climb1,539 ft
Franks1 miles
Harper Rd1,306 ft


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More Stats for BCSS Championships 2016 Gr. 8 XC mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -4 ft
  • Altitude min
    828 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,242 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,238 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    221 ft
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Perfect conditions on Burke
Perfect conditions on Burke
trail: Hustler
2:08 | 45 | comments: 0 | favs: 2
Feb 10, 2018
Music: Two Feet - You're so Cold
Home made gopro helmet swival
Home made gopro helmet swival
trail: Dawg
3:32 | 164 | comments: 4 | favs: 0
Nov 11, 2016
I saw one of these at whistler. I used a old ski pole, a piece of an old handle bar. a old swivel caster. a few washers. tapped the end for a...
Bring bug spray
Bring bug spray
trail: Hustler
4:32 | 167 | comments: 0 | favs:
Aug 13, 2016
Fun in the sun on Burke Mountain. Lower Elevator, Recycled, Braapp and Hustler.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Harper Rd
Feb 12, 2018 @ 3:55pm
Feb 12, 2018
Harper Road Access
Feb 12, 2018 @ 10:21am
Feb 12, 2018
Snow starts just after the upper gate, compact snow, easy to ride atm.
Feb 8, 2018 @ 11:26am
Feb 8, 2018
low tree hit my head hard part way in.
Feb 3, 2018 @ 9:36am
Feb 3, 2018
Jan 29, 2018 @ 12:19pm
Jan 29, 2018
The exit of this trail will be rerouted on or before Feb 01, 2018 in order to keep riders clear of the heavy equipment use occurring at the hairpin corner on Harper Rd. Please consider starting and ending your ride at Conifer during this time. Check www.torca.ca for more details. Thank you. reporter
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