5.3 miles
Distance
1,220 ft
Climb
-1,216 ft
Descent
949 ft
High Point

Fun rip on the Burnaby Mountain lower trails... start off with Dead Moped and head to Ben & Jerry's before a short climb up the TCT. From there, a bit of a steep up the classic Mel's trail to head across the mountain towards the fun and flowy Gearjammer. Take the fork right and take Uppercut which connects to Lower Snake to finish on of the best long intermediate descents on the mountain. Scoot back up the Powerline Trail for a climb to finish off with another long descent down the entire North Road Trail. At the bottom, head back up the Powerline Trail and back to the parking area... or hell do it all again?

Detailed Description
Burnaby Mountain Lower Trails Rip 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 24 trails. This route climbs 1,220 ft with a max elevation of 949 ft then descends -1,216 ft.
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44 Reviews & Comments

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sunbike (Apr 22, 2022 at 14:01)
Trail Jim's Jungle
More of a green trail with roots and boardwalks
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sunbike (Apr 22, 2022 at 14:01)
Trail Jim's Jungle
More of a green trail with roots and boardwalks
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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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Mcyeetus (Sep 29, 2021 at 18:23)
Trail Uppercut
A fun section of the Gearjammer route on Burnaby Mountain. Has some fun corners and a few wooden features. More techy than upper lower gearjammer.
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Mcyeetus (Sep 29, 2021 at 18:22)
Windy middle section to Gearjammer. Easy to get speed with big berms and easy tech. More like a hard blue, not really a black trail.
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javabk (Sep 4, 2021 at 14:43)
Somebody has extra boardwalks and didn’t know what to do with except covering the trail .. and doesn’t seem there is an end to it!
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ryanbuchan (Apr 27, 2021 at 20:16)
Instead of doing trail maintenance Burnaby have put a big old boardwalk across 1/3 of this trail. Sigh.
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Mcyeetus (Jun 3, 2021 at 17:20)
Yup sucks alot. Trail is getting worst and worst to be honest.
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dcfghjkl1234557890 (Jan 23, 2021 at 12:15)
I ride this trail all the time! Although it is very easy, it has a few optional lines like skinnies. (only like 1 foot off the ground) there is one roll/ a frame that you can drop. There is a rock on the side of the trail that you can jump. This trail is a great bigginer trail. I would say if you skip all of the optional features, it would be a green. Great trail for an easy warm up.
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dcfghjkl1234557890 (Jan 23, 2021 at 12:15)
I ride this trail all the time! Although it is very easy, it has a few optional lines like skinnies. (only like 1 foot off the ground) there is one roll/ a frame that you can drop. There is a rock on the side of the trail that you can jump. This trail is a great bigginer trail. I would say if you skip all of the optional features, it would be a green. Great trail for an easy warm up.
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dcfghjkl1234557890 (Jan 23, 2021 at 12:15)
I ride this trail all the time! Although it is very easy, it has a few optional lines like skinnies. (only like 1 foot off the ground) there is one roll/ a frame that you can drop. There is a rock on the side of the trail that you can jump. This trail is a great bigginer trail. I would say if you skip all of the optional features, it would be a green. Great trail for an easy warm up.
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trailfodder (Jan 7, 2021 at 13:07)
What he said. Lots of potential, but a super suck ride back up. You can ride it now, just not a lot to it.
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KingFuzzles (Nov 4, 2020 at 16:58)
The lower section is still closed. The city of Burnaby does not support or maintain these trails and the BMBA is rarely allowed permission from the city to maintain them. It's sad.
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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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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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oneinoneout (Jul 16, 2020 at 17:36)
Could be a decent trail but it’s not well maintained and a lot of the ladders etc are broken or in poor condition. It also dumps you out on the TC trail when you have a killer climb back if you’re going that way.
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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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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 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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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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Luciesed (Nov 5, 2018 at 13:40)
Trail Uppercut
High level of water erosion on the trail. Large gully’s and parts of the trail fallen in with lots of loose rocks on the trail in places!
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Djsaunter (Apr 27, 2018 at 21:48)
I guess just hasn't been upkept in a while?
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calicartel (Sep 1, 2017 at 13:23)
Trail Lower Snake
Dry
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Nate14 (May 23, 2017 at 11:34)
Trail Jim's Jungle
Super fun trail but can be awkward to access sometimes. It also can get slippery on the lower park of the trail on the wooden features.
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Nate14 (May 23, 2017 at 11:34)
Trail Jim's Jungle
Super fun trail but can be awkward to access sometimes. It also can get slippery on the lower park of the trail on the wooden features.
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Vrmadd (May 21, 2017 at 10:27)
Top half is open, but the bottom half still says closed, but no barrier. I didn't ride it but I'm guessing others may have.
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pirati (Jul 24, 2016 at 19:02)
Great beginner/intermediate trail with some bridges, can be ridden in both directions.
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pirati (Jul 24, 2016 at 19:02)
Great beginner/intermediate trail with some bridges, can be ridden in both directions.
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pirati (Jul 24, 2016 at 19:02)
Great beginner/intermediate trail with some bridges, can be ridden in both directions.
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pirati (Jul 24, 2016 at 18:58)
Great beginner/intermediate trail that can be ridden in both directions.
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desmondhowl (Sep 17, 2015 at 17:01)
Anyone know why this trail is decommissioned? Not much wrong with it.
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jeffsworks (Jul 29, 2015 at 16:10)
Trail needs major work. No flow to be found here.
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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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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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Stvante (Aug 5, 2014 at 9:01)
is this permanently closed? i've waited one year for this trail to re-open
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    12
More Stats for Burnaby Mountain Lower Trails Rip mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    212 ft
  • Altitude start
    503 ft
  • Altitude end
    505 ft
  • Grade max
    -46.2%
  • Grade min
    60.9%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,319 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Jim's Jungle
Jan 24, 2023 @ 9:02pm
Jan 24, 2023
Muddy
North Road Trail
Jan 24, 2023 @ 9:02pm
Jan 24, 2023
wet
Dead Moped Trail
Jan 24, 2023 @ 9:01pm
Jan 24, 2023
It be wet and muddy
Upper Lower Gearjammer
Jan 18, 2023 @ 5:14pm
Jan 18, 2023
Super tacky in the dirt, just watch the wood work can be slick
Lower Snake
Jan 2, 2023 @ 4:39pm
Jan 2, 2023
Upper half has turned into a small stream
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