26.1 miles
6,148 ft
-6,149 ft
4,900 ft
High Point

A classic adventure loop. Great views on the climb and several lakes to swim in during your lunch stop. Save something for the final descent, it will require your A game. No cell service once you drop into Skelula7.

Detailed Description
Chain Lakes Loop is a 26 mile popular expert route located near Pemberton British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 14 trails. This route climbs 6,148 ft with a max elevation of 4,900 ft then descends -6,149 ft.
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Pemberton Off-road Cycling Association (www.porcabikes.com)
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Trails in Route

Reid Road1,365 ft
Jim-Jam942 ft
Hand Job1,736 ft
Mosquito Lake Road3,241 ft
Sadies1,161 ft
Linda Road2,500 ft
Connector1,224 ft
Waco Connector141 ft
Nimby2 miles
MacKenzie FSR Connector646 ft
McKenzie FSR1 mile
Middle Earth2 miles
Xtratron5,213 ft
Skalúla74 miles


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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Chain Lakes Loop mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    11 hr 7 min
  • Altitude min
    901 ft
  • Altitude start
    964 ft
  • Altitude end
    961 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    12 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 3 (2 votes)
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youtuber XTRATRON Adventure (Pemberton MTB Trail)
XTRATRON Adventure (Pemberton MTB Trail)
trail: Xtratron
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Sep 27, 2018
Spring Training
Spring Training
trail: Nimby
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Apr 2, 2017
Pemberton in April and the snow is almost gone on the lower McKenzie basin trails.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

May 23, 2024 @ 10:55am
May 23, 2024
A bit of snow in the upper shaded pockets. Should be gone in a week or so.
May 15, 2024 @ 4:22am
May 15, 2024
MacKenzie FSR Connector
May 9, 2024 @ 10:29am
May 9, 2024
This small connector from the top of NIMBY to the road could use some love possibly with a small machine. A ditch need to be cut in to stop of at least slow the erosion, the rebuild the trail bed.
Waco Connector
Apr 23, 2024 @ 6:49am
Apr 23, 2024
Middle Earth
Apr 23, 2024 @ 6:49am
Apr 23, 2024
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  • By twinone PORCA & contributors
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