59.0 miles
Distance
6,327 ft
Climb
-6,359 ft
Descent
2,400 ft
High Point

The route Matt, Jason and Andrew tackled on their first bikepacking expedition. Feel free to take this route as a guideline and create your own There are plenty of trails that we missed due to snow and running out of daylight. We only scratched the surface of what the Sunshine Coast has to offer.

Detailed Description
IFHT's Bike Packing Extravaganza is a 59 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Gibsons British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 52 trails. This route climbs 6,327 ft with a max elevation of 2,400 ft then descends -6,359 ft.
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27 Reviews & Comments

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Proflex4ever CMBTA (Jul 12, 2022 at 16:05)
Trail Access Road
Originally called Energizer Bunny, this trail, an old logging road, is still rideable, serving as a narrow double track alternative to accessing Big Fir trails.
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PhatWabbit (Oct 5, 2021 at 20:24)
Trail Red Baron
Super eroded and not worth riding
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excel (Jun 22, 2021 at 20:19)
Trail Hwy 102
Beautiful trail, pleasant grade for climbing, variety of forested terrain and interesting skinnies. Great example of BC X/C.
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excel (Jun 21, 2021 at 16:16)
Trail Parbac
A pleasant, fast blue trail in the modern x/c tradition.
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excel (Jun 21, 2021 at 16:16)
Trail Parbac
A pleasant, fast blue trail in the modern x/c tradition.
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PapermanX23 (May 23, 2021 at 15:24)
Trail Parbac
Great XC/Enduro riding for those who like technical climbs.
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PapermanX23 (May 23, 2021 at 15:24)
Trail Parbac
Great XC/Enduro riding for those who like technical climbs.
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andybikehike (Oct 12, 2020 at 15:36)
Trail Black Tower
excellent run is to ride up via winter route then bomb your way back down the summer route. Fall rains are creating some big puddles and muddy sections but most of the trail is pure fun.
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Hmichelis (Sep 28, 2020 at 16:37)
Trail Hwy 103
This trail has so many fun features and looks like it’s starting to get some well-deserved love. Looking forward to returning to ride this one again in drier conditions after the makeover. Some of the features are a bit sketch atm.
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jamesghansen (Jun 26, 2020 at 16:45)
Was there a triple linked Teeter Totter? I believe it was called a combobulator.
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jamesghansen (Jun 26, 2020 at 16:45)
Was there a triple linked Teeter Totter? I believe it was called a combobulator.
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jamesghansen (Jun 26, 2020 at 16:41)
Rebuild it and they will come. I have not ridden since 2003, sad to hear about its decay
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jamesghansen (Jun 26, 2020 at 16:41)
Rebuild it and they will come. I have not ridden since 2003, sad to hear about its decay
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Juldav (Apr 3, 2020 at 13:49)
Trail Black Tower
Good horse riding trail.
Remember, leave no horse pooh on trails!
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Sunnylarson (Jul 30, 2019 at 7:04)
Trail Parbac
Had to walk a few sections riding south to north. Old school gnar.
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Sunnylarson (Jul 30, 2019 at 7:04)
Trail Parbac
Had to walk a few sections riding south to north. Old school gnar.
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Sunnylarson (Jul 8, 2019 at 16:56)
Trail Parbac
Some steep, punchy climbs. Better north to south.
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Sunnylarson (Jul 8, 2019 at 16:56)
Trail Parbac
Some steep, punchy climbs. Better north to south.
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Olepaul (Jun 7, 2019 at 6:53)
Trail Red Baron
New exit near bottom will avoid the wheel eating holes.
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timbyya (May 31, 2019 at 18:57)
Trail Red Baron
Fun trail when ridden at speed. Watch out for the wheel eating holes near the bottom though
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Proflex4ever CMBTA (May 21, 2018 at 13:04)
Trail Parbac
One of the best classic xc trails in West Sechelt.
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Proflex4ever CMBTA (May 21, 2018 at 13:04)
Trail Parbac
One of the best classic xc trails in West Sechelt.
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svenny (Nov 13, 2017 at 22:16)
Trail Shakecutters
Double track. Very green trail.
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adfam (Sep 11, 2017 at 9:09)
Awesome Construction! Needs lots of work though.
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adfam (Sep 11, 2017 at 9:09)
Awesome Construction! Needs lots of work though.
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franticvike (Aug 17, 2017 at 21:41)
Trail Parbac
Classic west coast cross country.
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franticvike (Aug 17, 2017 at 21:41)
Trail Parbac
Classic west coast cross country.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for IFHT's Bike Packing Extravaganza mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -32 ft
  • Altitude min
    25 ft
  • Altitude start
    57 ft
  • Altitude end
    26 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -56%
  • Grade min
    45.7%
  • Distance climb
    27 miles
  • Distance down
    28 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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