5.5 miles
Distance
1,015 ft
Climb
-1,343 ft
Descent
2,400 ft
High Point

Start with a climb up the Miral Heights trail.
Do a lap or 2 of the Bluffs Loop ( usually done counter-clockwise ) and then descend the Sunningdale trail.

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 (Point to Point) is a 5 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 1,015 ft with a max elevation of 2,400 ft then descends -1,343 ft.
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
pkahlke (Apr 10, 2022 at 0:32)
Trail Bluffs Loop
Nice ride. Dark blue tech.
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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 Heights5,184 ft
Bluffs Loop3 miles
Sunningdale2 miles

Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    Bluffs Shuttle
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    129
More Stats for Bluffs / Sunningdale (Point to Point) mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -328 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,445 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,773 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,444 ft
  • Grade
    -1.1%
  • Grade max
    -42.2%
  • Grade min
    34%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,716 ft
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Bluffs Loop
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