5.0 miles
Distance
973 ft
Climb
-1,002 ft
Descent
1,099 ft
High Point

Starts at Gaglardi Way, up to SFU, down upper Mels, cross the road to lower Mel's, XC to powerline trail then lap of Lower Snake.

Detailed Description
Burnaby Blue Lap is a 5 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Burnaby British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 21 trails. This route climbs 973 ft with a max elevation of 1,099 ft then descends -1,002 ft.
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57 Reviews & Comments

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Mcyeetus (Sep 29, 2021 at 18:25)
Trail Sidewinder
Fun chill climb up Burnaby Mountain.
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Mcyeetus (Sep 29, 2021 at 18:25)
Trail Sidewinder
Fun chill climb up Burnaby Mountain.
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Mcyeetus (Sep 29, 2021 at 18:24)
Trail Lower Snake
The hardest but most fun part of the Gearjammer route. Contains a few optional drops and plenty of wood features and berms. Super fun and probaly one of the best trails on Burnaby Mountain!
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oneinoneout (Sep 29, 2020 at 7:36)
Trail Mel's Trail
Two big trees down between Nicole’s and Gearjammer.
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oneinoneout (Sep 29, 2020 at 7:36)
Trail Mel's Trail
Two big trees down between Nicole’s and Gearjammer.
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oneinoneout (Sep 29, 2020 at 7:36)
Trail Mel's Trail
Two big trees down between Nicole’s and Gearjammer.
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oneinoneout (Sep 29, 2020 at 7:36)
Trail Mel's Trail
Two big trees down between Nicole’s and Gearjammer.
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oneinoneout (Sep 29, 2020 at 7:36)
Trail Mel's Trail
Two big trees down between Nicole’s and Gearjammer.
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liamdubs (Sep 9, 2020 at 18:19)
Trail Mel's Trail
Major props to those who can clean this trail east->west!
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liamdubs (Sep 9, 2020 at 18:19)
Trail Mel's Trail
Major props to those who can clean this trail east->west!
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liamdubs (Sep 9, 2020 at 18:19)
Trail Mel's Trail
Major props to those who can clean this trail east->west!
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liamdubs (Sep 9, 2020 at 18:19)
Trail Mel's Trail
Major props to those who can clean this trail east->west!
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liamdubs (Sep 9, 2020 at 18:19)
Trail Mel's Trail
Major props to those who can clean this trail east->west!
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alloaroares (Aug 12, 2020 at 3:38)
All bridges now replaced. Trail is in excellent shape.
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alloaroares (Aug 12, 2020 at 3:38)
All bridges now replaced. Trail is in excellent shape.
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alloaroares (Aug 12, 2020 at 3:38)
All bridges now replaced. Trail is in excellent shape.
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98teg (Aug 9, 2020 at 23:42)
Trail Mel's Trail
Road this the first time, both ways. Bring your legs and lungs if you want to clean the switch backs.
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98teg (Aug 9, 2020 at 23:42)
Trail Mel's Trail
Road this the first time, both ways. Bring your legs and lungs if you want to clean the switch backs.
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98teg (Aug 9, 2020 at 23:42)
Trail Mel's Trail
Road this the first time, both ways. Bring your legs and lungs if you want to clean the switch backs.
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98teg (Aug 9, 2020 at 23:42)
Trail Mel's Trail
Road this the first time, both ways. Bring your legs and lungs if you want to clean the switch backs.
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98teg (Aug 9, 2020 at 23:42)
Trail Mel's Trail
Road this the first time, both ways. Bring your legs and lungs if you want to clean the switch backs.
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Edu888 (May 23, 2020 at 18:38)
Trail Lower Snake
Lots of good corners that don't make it too easy for you while still giving you good support.
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jasonsteed (Mar 3, 2020 at 22:49)
Yes this trail is pretty damn steep. I have climbed it twice now, it just keeps on going and going. Have not done Cardiac Hill at the top yet though.
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Intense1977 (Jan 28, 2020 at 21:23)
closed signs at the top of trail
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Intense1977 (Jan 28, 2020 at 21:23)
closed signs at the top of trail
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Intense1977 (Jan 28, 2020 at 21:23)
closed signs at the top of trail
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Intense1977 (Jan 26, 2020 at 21:49)
Trail Mel's Trail
Trail is in good condition considering all the rain !
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Intense1977 (Jan 26, 2020 at 21:49)
Trail Mel's Trail
Trail is in good condition considering all the rain !
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Intense1977 (Jan 26, 2020 at 21:49)
Trail Mel's Trail
Trail is in good condition considering all the rain !
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Intense1977 (Jan 26, 2020 at 21:49)
Trail Mel's Trail
Trail is in good condition considering all the rain !
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Intense1977 (Jan 26, 2020 at 21:49)
Trail Mel's Trail
Trail is in good condition considering all the rain !
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alloaroares (Dec 14, 2019 at 13:12)
All but the top bridge have been replaced. Enter along the east side of the garden plots.
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alloaroares (Dec 14, 2019 at 13:12)
All but the top bridge have been replaced. Enter along the east side of the garden plots.
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alloaroares (Dec 14, 2019 at 13:12)
All but the top bridge have been replaced. Enter along the east side of the garden plots.
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Deetertoe (Sep 8, 2019 at 11:35)
Bridge near the bottom is partially collapsed and closed off.
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Deetertoe (Sep 8, 2019 at 11:35)
Bridge near the bottom is partially collapsed and closed off.
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Deetertoe (Sep 8, 2019 at 11:35)
Bridge near the bottom is partially collapsed and closed off.
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TheShe (Sep 2, 2019 at 21:27)
Trail Sidewinder
Was my first blue trail and I loved it!!
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TheShe (Sep 2, 2019 at 21:27)
Trail Sidewinder
Was my first blue trail and I loved it!!
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jeffsworks (May 31, 2019 at 16:16)
Trail Lower Snake
Someone needs to cut out that dangerous handrail they put in. If not I will get to it next week.
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BMBA BMBA (May 31, 2019 at 21:57)
Trail Lower Snake
I don't understand, what's the issue with the handrail? it's there for the hikers and to block the braid on the RH side. The Muddbunnies held their beginner ride on LS on Monday, there's lots of pictures of the women riding the wooden ramp and no one seemed to have any issues with the handrail. Please don't make any unauthorized changes to the trail. Thanks.
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haroldjenkins (May 23, 2019 at 13:49)
Trail Lower Snake
The badly rotten corpse off a raccoon is in the middle of the trail and nobody wants to move it
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jamz69 (Apr 1, 2019 at 7:56)
Trail Lower Snake
Shout out to Jeremy - Master of Patience & Rake! May u b safe, may u b happy, may u b healthy; may u b at peace????
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Yozie18 (Mar 4, 2019 at 21:32)
Do not pump the drainage ditches, ive gotten badly injudred doing it in a simlor trail!!!
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engfromrio (May 11, 2018 at 9:46)
Trail Sidewinder
Loved it! Great for a beginner/intermediate
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engfromrio (May 11, 2018 at 9:46)
Trail Sidewinder
Loved it! Great for a beginner/intermediate
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Vancouverbike12 (Nov 23, 2017 at 14:09)
Actually really fun light trail, good warm up.
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Vancouverbike12 (Nov 23, 2017 at 14:09)
Actually really fun light trail, good warm up.
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Vancouverbike12 (Nov 23, 2017 at 14:09)
Actually really fun light trail, good warm up.
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calicartel (Sep 1, 2017 at 13:23)
Trail Lower Snake
Dry
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mwaddingham (Feb 13, 2016 at 8:18)
Is this trail open? It has been under construction for a while, signs were still up last week...
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desmondhowl (Feb 23, 2016 at 15:26)
there's a recent note about it in the reports tab
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desmondhowl (Jan 26, 2016 at 16:30)
cool. thanks. i'm excited to ride it.
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desmondhowl (Jan 26, 2016 at 14:11)
ether i looked at it wrong or somebody changed it. looks about right now.
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canadaka Trailforks (Jan 26, 2016 at 14:40)
someone did edit it yesterday
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desmondhowl (Jan 24, 2016 at 20:11)
The mapping on this is not quite right as it appears the entrance (bottom) to the new sidewinder trail will start about a 100 meters up gaglardi from the entrance to the pipeline trail where nicole's finishes.
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TheNut (Feb 18, 2015 at 0:03)
Offers a nice climb up to SFU if you're heading east from Hastings. You'll get a pretty good cardio workout and strengthen your muscles. Trail offers 3 rest stops on the way up and you can use them as benchmarks to push yourself to do the whole climb in one go. Centennial Way marks the halfway point going up, but I find the climb much easier after that point. Once you're at the top, it's a fairly easy ride towards Cardio Hill, Mel's trail, or Powerline trail.

Going down is pretty fun as you can pick up some serious velocity, but be prepared to melt your brakes.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    47
More Stats for Burnaby Blue Lap mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    293 ft
  • Altitude start
    324 ft
  • Altitude end
    292 ft
  • Grade
    -0.1%
  • Grade max
    -46.2%
  • Grade min
    51.9%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    499 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Lower Snake
Sep 11, 2022 @ 10:23am
Sep 11, 2022
Sidewinder
Aug 18, 2022 @ 11:34am
Aug 18, 2022
Some down trees and branches on the trail.
Naheeno/Upper Mel's
Jul 28, 2022 @ 7:09pm
Jul 28, 2022
The exit ramp of this trail has major construction being done to the road way . It is currently navigable in the evening, but during the day there are some big machinery being used in the immediate area.
Mel's Trail
Jun 10, 2022 @ 3:50pm
Jun 10, 2022
Tree/branches down on Mel’s trail travelling east just before you get to Nicole’s trail turn off.
Lower Sidewinder
May 31, 2022 @ 6:32pm
May 31, 2022
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