4 miles
Distance
799 ft
Climb
-1,084 ft
Descent
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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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
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
    -39.438%
  • Grade min
    28.577%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    698 ft
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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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SLIP AND SLIDE // Wet ride on Burnaby Mountain
SLIP AND SLIDE // Wet ride on Burnaby Mountain
7:15 | 15 | comments: 0 | favs:
Jan 28, 2018
Upper Gearjammer
Upper Gearjammer
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Jan 28, 2018
Ben & Jerry's Burnaby Mountain(Scott Genius)
Ben & Jerry's Burnaby Mountain(Scott Genius)
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Oct 10, 2017

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Lower Snake
Feb 20, 2018 @ 4:19pm
1 days
Icy in some spots, packed snow in some spots, definitely rideable.
Mel's Trail
Feb 20, 2018 @ 8:21am
2 days
A very large tree came down at the bottom of the Poplar trail, just after the short climb up from the creek, just before the Nicole's turn off. I cleared as much as I could with a hand saw last night, but it will require some substantial chainsaw work to fully clear it and open up Poplar again.
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North Road Trail
Feb 3, 2018 @ 7:42pm
Feb 3, 2018
Needs some drains cleared and organic material removed from soft spots.
Ben & Jerry's
Feb 3, 2018 @ 7:38pm
Feb 3, 2018
Very wet, very muddy. . Please stay off until it firms up unless you are gonna help maintain it.
Dead Moped Trail
Jan 15, 2018 @ 1:17pm
Jan 15, 2018
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