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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Dead Moped/North Road Trail - Burnaby Mountain
Dead Moped/North Road Trail - Burnaby Mountain
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Sep 6, 2017
Fun XC trails on Burnaby Mountain - Dead Moped and North Road Trail. Mostly flat, some downhill, some technical, all around fun.
Burnaby Mtn - Gearjammer
Burnaby Mtn - Gearjammer
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Apr 22, 2017
Burnaby Mtn - Lower Snake
Burnaby Mtn - Lower Snake
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Mar 24, 2017

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Sidewinder
Sep 20, 2017 @ 5:46pm
2 days
Lower Snake
Sep 20, 2017 @ 5:15pm
2 days
Upper Gearjammer
Sep 20, 2017 @ 5:14pm
2 days
Powerline Trail
Aug 26, 2017 @ 2:44pm
Aug 26, 2017
Very dry, traction is an issue from the intersection of the Trans Canada trail down to Burnett Highway (slope 15-25%).
Trans Canada Trail - Burnaby Mountain
Aug 21, 2017 @ 9:16am
Aug 21, 2017
A fallen tree about halfway in, located at an outside corner
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