2.7 miles
Distance
830 ft
Climb
-27 ft
Descent
1,641 ft
High Point

Starting on Thursday, September 26, 2019, due to blowdown removal, many of the central trails on Mt. Tzouhalem will be closed for safety reasons. The area of closure is to prevent riders/hikers from ending up in work zones. Heavy equipment use and active falling will be taking place for approximately 2 weeks. During this time, there will be no access to the closure area.

This route gets you to the summit from the Kaspa parking lot. You will have to climb D-Road which has steep sections and sections of Chicken Run which is also steep and somewhat technical.

Detailed Description
Blowdown Harvesting Route to Summit from Kaspa Parking Lot is a 3 mile moderately popular expert route located near Duncan British Columbia. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 15 trails. This route climbs 830 ft with a max elevation of 1,641 ft then descends -27 ft.
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11 Reviews & Comments

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DarrenBlois123 (Jan 15, 2019 at 11:06)
Lots of trees down. Still passable. Barely.
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Regamaro (Feb 14, 2018 at 9:14)
Yea! I should have given it credit as its a fantastic climbing trail!
Last week we took: Crankenstein, Schools out, YBA roadie, YBAR, Little dipper and Field of dreams up. It was a pretty good up route!
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Regamaro (Feb 14, 2018 at 9:14)
Yea! I should have given it credit as its a fantastic climbing trail!
Last week we took: Crankenstein, Schools out, YBA roadie, YBAR, Little dipper and Field of dreams up. It was a pretty good up route!
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Regamaro (Feb 8, 2018 at 11:23)
Is this actually a climbing trail?
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Regamaro (Feb 8, 2018 at 11:23)
Is this actually a climbing trail?
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Stasher CTSS (Feb 8, 2018 at 18:05)
I've changed the description to "both directions". I double checked and the majority of strava users are indeed going down this trail. There are some changes to this trail coming in the future possibly and the goal is to make riders aware that hikers and riders will use this trail as a climbing route. Thanks for checking in Regamaro and asking.
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Stasher CTSS (Feb 8, 2018 at 18:05)
I've changed the description to "both directions". I double checked and the majority of strava users are indeed going down this trail. There are some changes to this trail coming in the future possibly and the goal is to make riders aware that hikers and riders will use this trail as a climbing route. Thanks for checking in Regamaro and asking.
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Regamaro (Feb 8, 2018 at 18:36)
Cheers, would be great to have a climbing trail similar to the one at Maple! I've only ridden down this trail a couple times so my vote goes to making it more climbable! I'll even put shovel time in the dirt for it of course.
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Regamaro (Feb 8, 2018 at 18:36)
Cheers, would be great to have a climbing trail similar to the one at Maple! I've only ridden down this trail a couple times so my vote goes to making it more climbable! I'll even put shovel time in the dirt for it of course.
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Stasher CTSS (Feb 14, 2018 at 9:02)
Have you ridden A Grand Traverse yet? This is the premier climb trail on the mountain. With the upcoming Kaspa Parking lot closure this will be how the mountain needs to be accessed.
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Stasher CTSS (Feb 14, 2018 at 9:02)
Have you ridden A Grand Traverse yet? This is the premier climb trail on the mountain. With the upcoming Kaspa Parking lot closure this will be how the mountain needs to be accessed.
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Trails in Route

Danalyzer Lower2,320 ft
C-Road650 ft
Old Main Line Road955 ft
D Road2,474 ft
Connector413 ft
Chicken Run2,392 ft
D Road325 ft
Tzouhalem Main1,542 ft

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Blowdown Harvesting Route to Summit from Kaspa Parking Lot mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    803 ft
  • Altitude min
    837 ft
  • Altitude start
    837 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,640 ft
  • Grade
    5.6%
  • Grade max
    -9.6%
  • Grade min
    21.7%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1,391 ft
  • Distance flat
    689 ft
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