4.6 miles
Distance
844 ft
Climb
-844 ft
Descent
1,395 ft
High Point

An all blue intermediate loop.

This route is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

Detailed Description
Benson Blue Loop is a 5 mile popular intermediate unsanctioned route located near Nanaimo British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 844 ft with a max elevation of 1,395 ft then descends -844 ft.

12 Reviews & Comments

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lostlunchbox (Oct 3, 2021 at 9:52)
Trail Gatekeeper
Kudos to the builders, this is an awesome example of "natural flow" and use of grade. So much bang for buck and arguably fun for any skill level. Wish there were more like it!
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Jadavis (Aug 3, 2020 at 19:30)
Trail E&M Express
Nice climbing trail. Thanks!
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Jadavis (Aug 3, 2020 at 19:29)
Trail UpandAtom
Great climbing trail. Thanks!
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Jadavis (Aug 3, 2020 at 19:28)
Trail Powersauce
Very nice climbing trail
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darthhayder (Jul 18, 2020 at 13:31)
Trail Powersauce
Good little climbing trail
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socanadian (Jun 28, 2020 at 19:21)
Trail Powersauce
First ride. Great climber up
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alidee (Apr 23, 2020 at 22:06)
Trail UpandAtom
Great climbing trail ! Thanks for all the hard work.
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jlrides (Apr 21, 2020 at 19:47)
Trail UpandAtom
Great addition to the area! Thank you so much for all the work!
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Island-dino (Apr 21, 2020 at 17:02)
Trail UpandAtom
Great work
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dirtworship (Sep 30, 2019 at 9:18)
Trail Gatekeeper
Trail is in great shape right now, perfect dirt. Rode down the trail, there are a few fun kickers to hit. Seems like a decent climbing trail as well. There is a sign at the bottom to warn climbers to watch for oncoming riders, so I'd say its a 2 direction trail. The other climbing option, E&M, is also nice but requires much more fire road climbing as well. Both are good options IMO.
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glfmkg CTSS (Jun 18, 2018 at 9:55)
Trail Gatekeeper
Please don't climb up this trail. There is an climbing trail or use the road; climbing this trail is dangerous. This trails is downhill and riders come down fast. It is a matter of time that accident will happen with riders going up this trail.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    126
More Stats for Benson Blue Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    615 ft
  • Altitude start
    674 ft
  • Altitude end
    673 ft
  • Grade max
    -28.9%
  • Grade min
    48.3%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,474 ft
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