5.7 miles
Distance
840 ft
Climb
-799 ft
Descent
949 ft
High Point

Fun loops around Hartland, some easy trails some more challenging

Detailed Description
Bugles Brigade April 24 2019 is a 6 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Victoria British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 51 trails. This route climbs 840 ft with a max elevation of 949 ft then descends -799 ft.
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71 Reviews & Comments

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SIMBSTrailsDirector SIMBS (Oct 22, 2022 at 10:28)
Trail Crossover
They were removed by CRD as they were blocking emergency vehicle access to sofa king. The intention is to rebuild the table top off to one side…
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eh-steve (Oct 22, 2022 at 9:54)
Trail Crossover
What happened to the tabletop and the little kicker to flat? Might need to change the description if the tabletop is removed. Seems odd to remove a feature that could easily be ridden around.
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jhillsmtb (Sep 5, 2022 at 22:39)
Trail Green Ribbon
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sinding (May 22, 2022 at 20:15)
Trail Skull
Caution to folks riding this down; this is the primary climbing trail for most folks using the main parking lot. There are a few blind corners which can be dangerous for folks climbing and not expecting a rider.
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twowheelexplorer (Feb 23, 2022 at 11:35)
Trail Push Up
This is a freaking hard trail to push up, big respect to those of you can pedal it. Trail condition was fantastic even in frozen ground today.
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SIMBSTrailsDirector SIMBS (Apr 10, 2021 at 15:29)
Trail Lazy Line
I have marked this trail as closed, as it has now been replaced by Painless
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SIMBSTrailsDirector SIMBS (Apr 10, 2021 at 15:29)
Trail Lazy Line
I have marked this trail as closed, as it has now been replaced by Painless
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SIMBSTrailsDirector SIMBS (Apr 10, 2021 at 15:29)
Trail Lazy Line
I have marked this trail as closed, as it has now been replaced by Painless
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lloyd506 (Apr 4, 2021 at 21:40)
Trail Push Up
Pedalled up this today. One of the hardest climbs I’ve done in a while.
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Bottombrackets (Jan 24, 2021 at 9:08)
This access to the regional trail is not in CRD lands, it runs through private property and the trail are not maintained. Access to and from the regional trail is best from Robb Place.
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Bottombrackets (Jan 24, 2021 at 9:08)
This access to the regional trail is not in CRD lands, it runs through private property and the trail are not maintained. Access to and from the regional trail is best from Robb Place.
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Bottombrackets (Jan 24, 2021 at 9:08)
This access to the regional trail is not in CRD lands, it runs through private property and the trail are not maintained. Access to and from the regional trail is best from Robb Place.
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Bottombrackets (Jan 24, 2021 at 9:08)
This access to the regional trail is not in CRD lands, it runs through private property and the trail are not maintained. Access to and from the regional trail is best from Robb Place.
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Bottombrackets (Jan 24, 2021 at 9:08)
This access to the regional trail is not in CRD lands, it runs through private property and the trail are not maintained. Access to and from the regional trail is best from Robb Place.
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Bottombrackets (Jan 24, 2021 at 9:08)
This access to the regional trail is not in CRD lands, it runs through private property and the trail are not maintained. Access to and from the regional trail is best from Robb Place.
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IanKopp (Aug 21, 2020 at 22:28)
Top half has nice flowy corners and berms before more rock faces and technical features in the second half. Fantastic, classic and fun to ride in all conditions.
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IanKopp (Aug 21, 2020 at 22:28)
Top half has nice flowy corners and berms before more rock faces and technical features in the second half. Fantastic, classic and fun to ride in all conditions.
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IanKopp (Aug 21, 2020 at 22:28)
Top half has nice flowy corners and berms before more rock faces and technical features in the second half. Fantastic, classic and fun to ride in all conditions.
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Caribou14 (Dec 2, 2019 at 14:06)
best trail ever
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Caribou14 (Dec 2, 2019 at 14:06)
best trail ever
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Caribou14 (Dec 2, 2019 at 14:06)
best trail ever
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eh-steve (Aug 15, 2019 at 15:37)
Trail Southridge
Upper part of this trail (where it meets Dave's line) is great. The trail fairies did an awesome job. Super fun until it meets with fun trail and turns off. The rest seems a waste of elevation. Some rocky (somewhat steep) portions followed by smooth boring trail with grown in salal and weeds. Fun trail is way better, or fun trail to Sofa King if you want something a bit smoother.
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eh-steve (Aug 15, 2019 at 15:37)
Trail Southridge
Upper part of this trail (where it meets Dave's line) is great. The trail fairies did an awesome job. Super fun until it meets with fun trail and turns off. The rest seems a waste of elevation. Some rocky (somewhat steep) portions followed by smooth boring trail with grown in salal and weeds. Fun trail is way better, or fun trail to Sofa King if you want something a bit smoother.
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ScottPratico (Apr 6, 2019 at 17:43)
Trail Push Up
Rode up on EMTB
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dirtworship (Jun 27, 2019 at 12:44)
Trail Push Up
EMTB Boooo
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bpretty (Oct 14, 2018 at 9:39)
Thanks. Appreciated.
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bpretty (Oct 14, 2018 at 9:39)
Thanks. Appreciated.
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bpretty (Oct 14, 2018 at 9:39)
Thanks. Appreciated.
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Dogride (Oct 14, 2018 at 9:11)
Nice work on the new route! It's clear you put a lot of time into it and it is great. Thanks!
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Dogride (Oct 14, 2018 at 9:11)
Nice work on the new route! It's clear you put a lot of time into it and it is great. Thanks!
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Dogride (Oct 14, 2018 at 9:11)
Nice work on the new route! It's clear you put a lot of time into it and it is great. Thanks!
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TJPressello (May 21, 2018 at 17:08)
Trail Little Face
Sorry don’t know why it did that ment to be emojis
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TJPressello (May 21, 2018 at 17:08)
Trail Little Face
Sorry don’t know why it did that ment to be emojis
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TJPressello (May 21, 2018 at 17:08)
Trail Little Face
Sorry don’t know why it did that ment to be emojis
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TJPressello (May 21, 2018 at 17:08)
Trail Little Face
Sorry don’t know why it did that ment to be emojis
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TJPressello (May 21, 2018 at 17:07)
Trail Little Face
One of my favorites. You have to go through a litter climb to get to it but after you do that its all downhill. Would recommend this to everyone in skill level. Just remember to use both brakes????????????????
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TJPressello (May 21, 2018 at 17:07)
Trail Little Face
One of my favorites. You have to go through a litter climb to get to it but after you do that its all downhill. Would recommend this to everyone in skill level. Just remember to use both brakes????????????????
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TJPressello (May 21, 2018 at 17:07)
Trail Little Face
One of my favorites. You have to go through a litter climb to get to it but after you do that its all downhill. Would recommend this to everyone in skill level. Just remember to use both brakes????????????????
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TJPressello (May 21, 2018 at 17:07)
Trail Little Face
One of my favorites. You have to go through a litter climb to get to it but after you do that its all downhill. Would recommend this to everyone in skill level. Just remember to use both brakes????????????????
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SIMBSTrailsDirector SIMBS (Jan 18, 2018 at 9:45)
Trail Green Ribbon
Yup - you are partly right. Presently the trail doesn't present many double black options because the original line is hardly ridden any more. The exposed downhill ledge and the larger drop at the end are double black. There are two unused double black optional drops midway that are double black also (>1.3m high).
So do we change the rating and sign the higher difficulty features, or keep the rating and restore the trail to what it once was? Personally I vote for the latter.
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mikewulder (Jan 24, 2018 at 20:57)
Trail Green Ribbon
Great trail! One of my Hartland favourites. Lots of great features on this trail (especially the final third). Correct that the ride-arounds are a bit more worn in than the more challenging line on the lower part of the trail. Have a look, hit the features!
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MrElFranko (Jan 18, 2018 at 6:30)
Trail Green Ribbon
Personally I think this trail should be rated a black instead of a double black
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BCsaltchucker (Jan 15, 2018 at 16:45)
Trail Fun Trail
lives up to its name. nice long downhill, somewhat new school but still rough enough and need some pedalling power for a good time. rideable with 26er XC bikes too
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BCsaltchucker (Jan 15, 2018 at 16:45)
Trail Fun Trail
lives up to its name. nice long downhill, somewhat new school but still rough enough and need some pedalling power for a good time. rideable with 26er XC bikes too
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BCsaltchucker (Jan 15, 2018 at 16:45)
Trail Fun Trail
lives up to its name. nice long downhill, somewhat new school but still rough enough and need some pedalling power for a good time. rideable with 26er XC bikes too
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BCsaltchucker (Jan 15, 2018 at 16:45)
Trail Fun Trail
lives up to its name. nice long downhill, somewhat new school but still rough enough and need some pedalling power for a good time. rideable with 26er XC bikes too
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BCsaltchucker (Jan 15, 2018 at 16:45)
Trail Fun Trail
lives up to its name. nice long downhill, somewhat new school but still rough enough and need some pedalling power for a good time. rideable with 26er XC bikes too
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BCsaltchucker (Jan 15, 2018 at 16:45)
Trail Fun Trail
lives up to its name. nice long downhill, somewhat new school but still rough enough and need some pedalling power for a good time. rideable with 26er XC bikes too
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SIMBSTrailsDirector SIMBS (Oct 9, 2017 at 15:57)
Thanks for your report - I will let the CRD know about the trees.
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SIMBSTrailsDirector SIMBS (Oct 9, 2017 at 15:57)
Thanks for your report - I will let the CRD know about the trees.
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SIMBSTrailsDirector SIMBS (Oct 9, 2017 at 15:57)
Thanks for your report - I will let the CRD know about the trees.
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SIMBSTrailsDirector SIMBS (Oct 9, 2017 at 15:57)
Thanks for your report - I will let the CRD know about the trees.
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SIMBSTrailsDirector SIMBS (Oct 9, 2017 at 15:57)
Thanks for your report - I will let the CRD know about the trees.
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SIMBSTrailsDirector SIMBS (Oct 9, 2017 at 15:57)
Thanks for your report - I will let the CRD know about the trees.
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skinnypete (Oct 9, 2017 at 8:28)
Don't access this trail from the south end (Lakeridge Place Road). There are plenty of large trees down across the trail and it's not suitable for riding. Best to access the area from Robb Place when coming from the south.
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skinnypete (Oct 9, 2017 at 8:28)
Don't access this trail from the south end (Lakeridge Place Road). There are plenty of large trees down across the trail and it's not suitable for riding. Best to access the area from Robb Place when coming from the south.
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skinnypete (Oct 9, 2017 at 8:28)
Don't access this trail from the south end (Lakeridge Place Road). There are plenty of large trees down across the trail and it's not suitable for riding. Best to access the area from Robb Place when coming from the south.
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skinnypete (Oct 9, 2017 at 8:28)
Don't access this trail from the south end (Lakeridge Place Road). There are plenty of large trees down across the trail and it's not suitable for riding. Best to access the area from Robb Place when coming from the south.
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skinnypete (Oct 9, 2017 at 8:28)
Don't access this trail from the south end (Lakeridge Place Road). There are plenty of large trees down across the trail and it's not suitable for riding. Best to access the area from Robb Place when coming from the south.
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skinnypete (Oct 9, 2017 at 8:28)
Don't access this trail from the south end (Lakeridge Place Road). There are plenty of large trees down across the trail and it's not suitable for riding. Best to access the area from Robb Place when coming from the south.
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swhitey (Apr 30, 2017 at 18:46)
Trail Fun Trail
Love it! Rode it today.
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swhitey (Apr 30, 2017 at 18:46)
Trail Fun Trail
Love it! Rode it today.
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swhitey (Apr 30, 2017 at 18:46)
Trail Fun Trail
Love it! Rode it today.
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swhitey (Apr 30, 2017 at 18:46)
Trail Fun Trail
Love it! Rode it today.
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swhitey (Apr 30, 2017 at 18:46)
Trail Fun Trail
Love it! Rode it today.
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swhitey (Apr 30, 2017 at 18:46)
Trail Fun Trail
Love it! Rode it today.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    181
More Stats for Bugles Brigade April 24 2019 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    434 ft
  • Altitude start
    442 ft
  • Altitude end
    482 ft
  • Grade
    0.1%
  • Grade max
    -36.4%
  • Grade min
    39.4%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,267 ft
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