9 miles
Distance
2,039 ft
Climb
-2,039 ft
Descent
1,601 ft
High Point

This is an excellent loop, that has a bit of everything. Starting off with some of the best climbing trails around, which get you almost too the top. Once at the radio tower you start the Maple Syrup trail, which starts off steep with some fun rock faces. The trail has lots of punchy climbing bits and changes between techy and flowy several times. Then you continue down the mountain on Solar Coaster which is a bit more XC with some climbs, but has some fast downhill sections.

This loop will take most groups between 2-3 hours.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    28
More Stats for Maple Advanced Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    390 ft
  • Altitude start
    404 ft
  • Altitude end
    404 ft
  • Grade max
    -47.129%
  • Grade min
    34.426%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Trail transparency
      399
      1,996 | 3 comments | 12 faves
      Hohem HG3 3 Axis Test - Mountain Biking down...
      Hohem HG3 3 Axis Test - Mountain Biking down Maple Mountain
      4:04 | 161 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Feb 16, 2018
      170902 Maple Syrup Tristin
      170902 Maple Syrup Tristin
      6:03 | 221 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Sep 5, 2017
      Tristin and Neya rippin up the Maple descent.
      170902 Maple Syrup DCent
      170902 Maple Syrup DCent
      1:13 | 61 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Sep 5, 2017
      Dave was fast on the ups and downs - as usual.

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Lower Maple Syrup
      Jan 10, 2019 @ 11:13am
      Jan 10, 2019
      Trail assessments complete and tree crews are currently working to remove all dangerous trees and overhead risks. Due to safety risk to public we have closed all west side MTB trails from Osborne Bay rd parking lot until we can clear the problem areas. reporter
      Maple Mountain Park Road
      Jan 10, 2019 @ 11:13am
      Jan 10, 2019
      Trail assessments complete and tree crews are currently working to remove all dangerous trees and overhead risks. Due to safety risk to public we have closed all west side MTB trails from Osborne Bay rd parking lot until we can clear the problem areas. reporter
      Lower Xylem
      Jan 10, 2019 @ 11:13am
      Jan 10, 2019
      Trail assessments complete and tree crews are currently working to remove all dangerous trees and overhead risks. Due to safety risk to public we have closed all west side MTB trails from Osborne Bay rd parking lot until we can clear the problem areas. reporter
      Solar Coaster
      Jan 10, 2019 @ 11:13am
      Jan 10, 2019
      Trail assessments complete and tree crews are currently working to remove all dangerous trees and overhead risks. Due to safety risk to public we have closed all west side MTB trails from Osborne Bay rd parking lot until we can clear the problem areas. reporter
      Logger's Lane
      Jan 10, 2019 @ 11:13am
      Jan 10, 2019
      Trail assessments complete and tree crews are currently working to remove all dangerous trees and overhead risks. Due to safety risk to public we have closed all west side MTB trails from Osborne Bay rd parking lot until we can clear the problem areas. reporter
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