9.4 miles
Distance
1,945 ft
Climb
-1,941 ft
Descent
1,642 ft
High Point

Grand Traverse to chicken to dd back to grand traverse

Detailed Description
Chicken and DD is a 9 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Duncan British Columbia. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 27 trails. This route climbs 1,945 ft with a max elevation of 1,642 ft then descends -1,941 ft.
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51 Reviews & Comments

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matzx (Oct 10, 2022 at 23:43)
Best trail on the hill, nice slabs and flow, even with those short climbs, enjoyed it!
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matzx (Oct 10, 2022 at 23:43)
Best trail on the hill, nice slabs and flow, even with those short climbs, enjoyed it!
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matzx (Oct 10, 2022 at 23:41)
Trail T-Bone
One fun 150m long downhill section with 2 jumps, rest is punchy climbs between rocks and roots, hi skills needed Big Grin
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matzx (Oct 10, 2022 at 23:39)
Nice one! Very green and flowy, too bad that its not to whole way up.
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matzx (Oct 10, 2022 at 23:39)
Nice one! Very green and flowy, too bad that its not to whole way up.
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matzx (Oct 10, 2022 at 23:39)
Nice one! Very green and flowy, too bad that its not to whole way up.
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matzx (Oct 10, 2022 at 23:39)
Nice one! Very green and flowy, too bad that its not to whole way up.
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colchilibeck (Apr 4, 2022 at 12:20)
A very nice climb trail. I would call it a green with a punchy end and a few blue climbing obstacles. For reference, Xylem on Maple Mountain is much more difficult. What’s great is you aren’t gassed by the time you get to Double D and will still have legs for another climb after. As others have said, it’s a beautiful forest and you will be appreciating the natural views during the entire climb.
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colchilibeck (Apr 4, 2022 at 12:20)
A very nice climb trail. I would call it a green with a punchy end and a few blue climbing obstacles. For reference, Xylem on Maple Mountain is much more difficult. What’s great is you aren’t gassed by the time you get to Double D and will still have legs for another climb after. As others have said, it’s a beautiful forest and you will be appreciating the natural views during the entire climb.
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colchilibeck (Apr 4, 2022 at 12:20)
A very nice climb trail. I would call it a green with a punchy end and a few blue climbing obstacles. For reference, Xylem on Maple Mountain is much more difficult. What’s great is you aren’t gassed by the time you get to Double D and will still have legs for another climb after. As others have said, it’s a beautiful forest and you will be appreciating the natural views during the entire climb.
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colchilibeck (Apr 4, 2022 at 12:20)
A very nice climb trail. I would call it a green with a punchy end and a few blue climbing obstacles. For reference, Xylem on Maple Mountain is much more difficult. What’s great is you aren’t gassed by the time you get to Double D and will still have legs for another climb after. As others have said, it’s a beautiful forest and you will be appreciating the natural views during the entire climb.
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Camelot (Dec 18, 2021 at 23:22)
Trail T-Bone
A reasonable diversion from the regular options, but it's an overstatement to call this a "downhill" trail; it's a rolly XC/AM trail with numerous punchy climbs and 4 (avoidable) technical trail features on the only section of sustained descent.
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dpparker60 EMBA-WS (Oct 26, 2021 at 10:15)
This is a really fun, easy trail to bomb down too! Visibility is good for seeing uphill traffic.
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dpparker60 EMBA-WS (Oct 26, 2021 at 10:15)
This is a really fun, easy trail to bomb down too! Visibility is good for seeing uphill traffic.
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dpparker60 EMBA-WS (Oct 26, 2021 at 10:15)
This is a really fun, easy trail to bomb down too! Visibility is good for seeing uphill traffic.
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dpparker60 EMBA-WS (Oct 26, 2021 at 10:15)
This is a really fun, easy trail to bomb down too! Visibility is good for seeing uphill traffic.
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Clairestar (Jun 10, 2021 at 12:40)
Trail Double D
Bottom half of double d is under trail maintenance
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Clairestar (Jun 10, 2021 at 12:40)
Trail Double D
Bottom half of double d is under trail maintenance
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vi-mtb (May 25, 2021 at 18:42)
Trail Double D
Thanks. Do you know when it will be open for good again?
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vi-mtb (May 25, 2021 at 18:42)
Trail Double D
Thanks. Do you know when it will be open for good again?
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vi-mtb (May 25, 2021 at 15:54)
Trail Double D
Is the lower section re-opened after maintenance. My friend told me that on Saturday he rode the whole trail top to bottom.
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vi-mtb (May 25, 2021 at 15:54)
Trail Double D
Is the lower section re-opened after maintenance. My friend told me that on Saturday he rode the whole trail top to bottom.
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Tzooman CTSS (May 25, 2021 at 18:15)
Trail Double D
It was open for the weekend and is now closed again while the crew continues their work. Check the CTSS Facebook page and/or Pi'Paam page for details.
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Tzooman CTSS (May 25, 2021 at 18:15)
Trail Double D
It was open for the weekend and is now closed again while the crew continues their work. Check the CTSS Facebook page and/or Pi'Paam page for details.
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Specializedspec (Apr 2, 2021 at 20:51)
Trail Double D
Super fun trail ride 4 times today with a max speed of 40.6 km/hr 50 isn't set goal
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Specializedspec (Apr 2, 2021 at 20:51)
Trail Double D
Super fun trail ride 4 times today with a max speed of 40.6 km/hr 50 isn't set goal
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bikelust (Feb 8, 2021 at 13:37)
Trail Show Time
New features are great and the connecting trails are riding in nicely. Great work guys!
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r0bb (Aug 7, 2020 at 15:08)
Thanks Rick for building this nice climb trail and it was great meeting you. Had an awesome time on loam line, some of the biggest trail jumps I ever hit! We ended up driving north and are in Cumberland now but thanks for offering to guide us.
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r0bb (Aug 7, 2020 at 15:08)
Thanks Rick for building this nice climb trail and it was great meeting you. Had an awesome time on loam line, some of the biggest trail jumps I ever hit! We ended up driving north and are in Cumberland now but thanks for offering to guide us.
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r0bb (Aug 7, 2020 at 15:08)
Thanks Rick for building this nice climb trail and it was great meeting you. Had an awesome time on loam line, some of the biggest trail jumps I ever hit! We ended up driving north and are in Cumberland now but thanks for offering to guide us.
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r0bb (Aug 7, 2020 at 15:08)
Thanks Rick for building this nice climb trail and it was great meeting you. Had an awesome time on loam line, some of the biggest trail jumps I ever hit! We ended up driving north and are in Cumberland now but thanks for offering to guide us.
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islandforlife (Nov 11, 2019 at 12:17)
Trail T-Bone
Whoever built the features, awesome work and thanks, they roll perfectly and are super fun!
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Tzooman CTSS (Aug 6, 2020 at 10:18)
Trail T-Bone
Great to hear and thanks!
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mikewulder (Nov 10, 2019 at 8:19)
Trail description is right, nice rocky faces, with ride around options. The ride arounds have become quite prominent, so is worth a look around when riding first time. Think if in doubt and want the more technical line, look left. Great trail.
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mikewulder (Nov 10, 2019 at 8:19)
Trail description is right, nice rocky faces, with ride around options. The ride arounds have become quite prominent, so is worth a look around when riding first time. Think if in doubt and want the more technical line, look left. Great trail.
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Brad982 (Jul 11, 2019 at 12:24)
Trail Double D
Super fun trail. Link up with resurrection for some extra send near the end.
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Brad982 (Jul 11, 2019 at 12:24)
Trail Double D
Super fun trail. Link up with resurrection for some extra send near the end.
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SHREDWORX TORCATrailFan (Jun 23, 2019 at 19:11)
Trail Double D
It's super dry at the moment!!
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SHREDWORX TORCATrailFan (Jun 23, 2019 at 19:11)
Trail Double D
It's super dry at the moment!!
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vanislebiking (Apr 14, 2019 at 21:45)
Trail Double D
Always a favourite. Great fast trail.
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vanislebiking (Apr 14, 2019 at 21:45)
Trail Double D
Always a favourite. Great fast trail.
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bwsimmons (Jul 20, 2018 at 13:30)
It's been a long time since I've ridden in this area and I'm blown away with the quality of the climbing trails I've been on so far. This trail is a gem.
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bwsimmons (Jul 20, 2018 at 13:30)
It's been a long time since I've ridden in this area and I'm blown away with the quality of the climbing trails I've been on so far. This trail is a gem.
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bwsimmons (Jul 20, 2018 at 13:30)
It's been a long time since I've ridden in this area and I'm blown away with the quality of the climbing trails I've been on so far. This trail is a gem.
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bwsimmons (Jul 20, 2018 at 13:30)
It's been a long time since I've ridden in this area and I'm blown away with the quality of the climbing trails I've been on so far. This trail is a gem.
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Benleo87 (Jan 7, 2018 at 17:36)
Trail Double D
Very wet at the top but snow melted. Very fun trail as usual.
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Benleo87 (Jan 7, 2018 at 17:36)
Trail Double D
Very wet at the top but snow melted. Very fun trail as usual.
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Stasher CTSS (Jul 3, 2017 at 9:56)
My favourite climbing route up the mountain now. The trail is well thought out with consideration of the natural terrain and drainage in the area. Beautiful forest and a treat all year in any season.
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Stasher CTSS (Jul 3, 2017 at 9:56)
My favourite climbing route up the mountain now. The trail is well thought out with consideration of the natural terrain and drainage in the area. Beautiful forest and a treat all year in any season.
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Stasher CTSS (Jul 3, 2017 at 9:56)
My favourite climbing route up the mountain now. The trail is well thought out with consideration of the natural terrain and drainage in the area. Beautiful forest and a treat all year in any season.
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Stasher CTSS (Jul 3, 2017 at 9:56)
My favourite climbing route up the mountain now. The trail is well thought out with consideration of the natural terrain and drainage in the area. Beautiful forest and a treat all year in any season.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Ridelogs
    4
More Stats for Chicken and DD mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    2 ft
  • Altitude min
    642 ft
  • Altitude start
    642 ft
  • Altitude end
    643 ft
  • Grade max
    -34.2%
  • Grade min
    35.3%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,356 ft
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