8.6 miles
Distance
1,499 ft
Climb
-1,499 ft
Descent
2,400 ft
High Point

Start and finish at Gyro Park for a great loop of the Miral Heights / Bluffs Loop / Sunningdale trails.

NOTE: It is very hot here in the summer.

Hints: The Sunningdale trail follows a steady, flowy gradient for much of its course, allowing riders to blast down at high speeds. Riders need to be aware that the trail is also very popular with local resident hikers and dog walkers who don't appreciate being startled by bikers traveling at supersonic speeds. Slow it down and please respect all trail users.

Detailed Description
Bluffs / Sunningdale (Loop) is a 9 mile popular intermediate route located near Trail British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 1,499 ft with a max elevation of 2,400 ft then descends -1,499 ft.
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3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
pkahlke (Apr 10, 2022 at 0:32)
Trail Bluffs Loop
Nice ride. Dark blue tech.
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  • + 0
jannekemcneil (Aug 19, 2021 at 12:13)
With deb and earl
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  • + 1
ryancartiers (Jul 18, 2021 at 12:00)
Trail Sunningdale
fun diverse trail; rockier at top, travels across the mountainside with some left exposure, then switchbacks leading to several long straight rips
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Trails in Route

Miral Heights5,223 ft
Bluffs Loop2 miles
Sunningdale2 miles

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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
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    23
More Stats for Bluffs / Sunningdale (Loop) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,373 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,379 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,378 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -62%
  • Grade min
    47.6%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,491 ft
Avg: 3 (2 votes)
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