3.6 miles
799 ft
-1,084 ft
1,062 ft
High Point

This is a route I planned for a few beginners as an intro to Burnaby Mountain. Park on Gagliardi and head up the road towards Sidewinder. When you pop out of Sidewinder, veer back onto Mel's and go towards the ring road at SFU. Head across the ring road and descend Gearjammer. By heading back to the road, you avoid the more difficult climbing on Mel's and get to descend the top of GJ which is nice and flowy. At the bottom of GJ, instead of continuing down to the harder portion of Gearjammer take Mel's over to TCT and drop down onto Dead Moped and take the trail North to South for a cross country challenge with lots of bridges and optional features. Take DM to North Road Trail then cut over to the right towards Function Junction trail and descent Lower Snake...another fun little challenging trail for beginners. At the bottom, head to the right on the Pipeline trail and back to the car.

Note: Trail ratings on Burnaby Mountain are generally harder than you might find on the North Shore (ie. Blue trail could easily be a Green).

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More Stats for Burnaby Mountain Begintermediate Rip mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -285 ft
  • Altitude min
    283 ft
  • Altitude start
    607 ft
  • Altitude end
    322 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1.9 miles
  • Distance down
    1.6 miles
  • Distance flat
    698 ft
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Solo lap on Burnaby Mountain
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Trails: Gearjammer, uppercut, lower snake

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Upper Gearjammer
May 13, 2017 @ 5:16pm
May 13, 2017
Good condition with only a few mud spots that are easily avoidable.
North Road Lower Access Trail
May 10, 2017 @ 3:09pm
May 10, 2017
Some of the mud holes are still drying out.
North Road Trail
May 8, 2017 @ 9:59pm
May 8, 2017
Lower Snake
Apr 19, 2017 @ 8:17am
Apr 19, 2017
Dead Moped Trail
Apr 19, 2017 @ 8:17am
Apr 19, 2017
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