8.5 miles
Distance
1,863 ft
Climb
-1,846 ft
Descent
782 ft
High Point

The 17th annual Beyond the Valleycliffe of the Dolls

Registration $40
Proceeds to Squamish Search & Rescue
Registration 10 am, ride 11 am sharp

Start and finish at Ravens Plateau in Valleycliffe
Includes fab afterparty!

Detailed Description
Beyond The Valleycliffe of The Dolls 17 is a 9 mile intermediate race route located near Squamish British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 25 trails. This route climbs 1,863 ft with a max elevation of 782 ft then descends -1,846 ft.
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25 Reviews & Comments

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dflano (Aug 16, 2022 at 21:37)
Two fun slabs to ride that will take you back to pipe trail. They can get very green in damp conditions.
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nolanmayrhofer (Aug 11, 2022 at 20:27)
More like a blue for sure, and not a good blue. Its not 5 star, more like 2 or 2.5 compared to the epic trails in squamish. “Tomorrow” in the same area is a really good mid black trail, way better the MYM by a long shot.
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guymtbski (Jun 19, 2022 at 16:06)
The trail is blown out and not maintained anymore. I wouldn’t bother riding it. The exit to the trail is closed off to get out you need to do the higher up exit.
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Grinningweasel (Jan 11, 2022 at 12:10)
Trail Pipe Trail
Currently a mess of fallen trees and knee deep slush.
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ajsteed72 (Sep 1, 2021 at 20:06)
I’m
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bramski (Jul 2, 2021 at 22:32)
I'd agree with black rating. The slabs are a bit wonky and usually require you to make a sharp corner at bottom. Fun trail.
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hansbauck (Mar 25, 2021 at 8:21)
When descending this (almost) always take the right fork when presented with the option, and you end up with a great ride with lots of rock slabs. Finish with Golden Years.
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Sun2306 (Oct 4, 2020 at 19:25)
Trail Lacking Head
About as old-school as it gets. Yes, it's an eroded creeky mess. That's the fun.
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Sun2306 (Sep 17, 2020 at 14:11)
Why has this been hidden?
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djbuilder (Oct 3, 2020 at 13:31)
From the sounds of it the trail is on private land and the landowner has requested it be hidden.
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Spokesrobbie (Aug 22, 2020 at 20:40)
Fun!
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Spokesrobbie (Aug 22, 2020 at 18:56)
Downed tree across the trail just after a corner. Too big to move by myself.
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advocate (Aug 8, 2020 at 16:58)
CLARIFICATION:

When I wrote the comment above (and the LoL Details, scroll up) 3 years ago, little did I know that my description was actually written as a combination of two trails: Labour of Love (upper) and the trials motorcycle trail called Park Avenue.

The root ball issue photographed and discussed in the LoL Reports here is BELOW the climbing connector off of LoL to PA. The connector is an immediate left after the first prolonged whaleback slab descent (curves left at the bottom). If you miss the connector to PA, then you'll enter another long slab descent (curves right) and you'll meet up with the jank/root ball as described in the report and you'll be firmly into LoL.

Staying with LoL from the root ball down, all I'll say is that if you're not a pro level rider, you might as well turn around. Some of the stuff that's been added to the line over the past year is well beyond 99% of the riders that will ever explore the trail. This has become a very committing ride with huge drops and gaps. Be wary.

If you do hang that left I mentioned earlier, and you make the fairly brief climbing connecter to Park Avenue, then the Trail Description at the top of the page remains true and if it means anything, I'm hearing the combined trail - top to bottom - being called "Earth Dragon".

Finally, there was a fabulous, long, old growth log (there are pics above) near the top of the trail with a ladder bridge exit that has now failed. It was such a beautifully made, and low consequence feature, totally rideable in both directions and really fun to play around on. No longer safe. I have looked at all the other wood in the past two weeks, and see no other issues at this time.
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bl858 (Jul 11, 2019 at 17:41)
Definitely felt closer to a black to me, albeit I was riding in the rain. The hardest slabs usually had a sharp corner immediately at the bottom.
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szed3 (Aug 1, 2018 at 9:07)
Trail Endo
Fun ride, good amount of tech, bit pedally but hard to keep the flow going first time out due to offshoot/connecting trails.
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Rmeritz (Jul 26, 2018 at 20:14)
Marked as a black on the trail. The bulk of the trail is really easy even for a Squamish blue. But the slabs are very big for blue. They thankfully don't sneak up on you though.
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bgoldstone (Jul 23, 2018 at 21:17)
Trail Summer's Eve
This isn’t Summer’s Eve but 7 Stitches. Part of Summer’s Eve still exists towards the Smoke Bluffs but the majority disappeared to the development. The connector from 7 stitches to Endo is called My Trail.
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bgoldstone (Jul 23, 2018 at 21:17)
Trail Summer's Eve
This isn’t Summer’s Eve but 7 Stitches. Part of Summer’s Eve still exists towards the Smoke Bluffs but the majority disappeared to the development. The connector from 7 stitches to Endo is called My Trail.
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blackcombterry (Aug 18, 2017 at 12:04)
725m of climbing on a ride where the highest elevation will be 243m. Yeah, that sounds like Valleycliffe.
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advocate (Aug 10, 2017 at 20:45)
Labour of Love is an old trials motorcycle uptrack that has been lovingly tweaked over the past couple of years with solid woodwork and some great alternatives. Signage is virtually non-existent, making access a bit of an adventure. There are 2 mandatory but short hike-a-bikes, several sections of steep tech, some beautiful granite and multiple spots where a fall could be really bad. Not for the faint of heart, but a definately a diamond in the rough.
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gcmartini (Jul 18, 2017 at 18:23)
A hike a bike for me as well. Made me frustrated that I couldn't get through the trail. Maybe next time...
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gwesleyr (Jun 18, 2017 at 7:56)
Going up, this was a pure hike-a-bike for me. Pretty overgrown too. I would avoid it in the future.
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Flow-Ryder (Aug 27, 2016 at 16:59)
Trail Lacking Head
Fun as hell. Definition of zesty. Super loose and roosty
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leelau (Aug 27, 2016 at 17:28)
Trail Lacking Head
Against my better judgment i did the drop to flat off the skinny and went sideways on the landing and t-boned a tree. Its loose
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blackcombterry (Jun 16, 2016 at 8:23)
Trail Lacking Head
Just essentially an eroded creek bed at this stage. Not worth it.
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  • Race Course
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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    144
More Stats for Beyond The Valleycliffe of The Dolls 17 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    212 ft
  • Altitude start
    251 ft
  • Altitude end
    266 ft
  • Grade max
    -54.3%
  • Grade min
    47.8%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,579 ft
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