8 miles
Distance
1,680 ft
Climb
-1,657 ft
Descent
1,652 ft
High Point

Careful on Upper Maple Syrup

This is a great route which uses all of Xylem to the summit of Maple Mountain. Although rated as 'blue' the initial down on Upper Maple Syrup is 'black' in a few sections. Intermediate riders may dismount once or twice. Bypasses Lower Maple Syrup to access Lower Story Trails and Phloem for a much less strenuous ride to the parking lot. A go to ride and possibly the route for 2020 BCBR on Maple.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ridelogs
    5
More Stats for Maple Syrup and Phloem mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    22 ft
  • Altitude min
    373 ft
  • Altitude start
    373 ft
  • Altitude end
    394 ft
  • Grade max
    -34.2%
  • Grade min
    47.3%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,963 ft
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Lower Xylem
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 9:13am
      Aug 3, 2020
      Hot and dry, the weeds have been brushed back and the trail is running great reporter
      Logger's Lane
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 9:13am
      Aug 3, 2020
      Trail has been 100% brushed back and all overgrowth gone. Trail is running perfect right now reporter
      Middle Xylem
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 9:13am
      Aug 3, 2020
      Recent work helped some tough sections but dry conditions have resulted in many dry powdery spots. Running great otherwise. reporter
      Upper Xylem
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 9:13am
      Aug 3, 2020
      Trail is 100% right now but as like the others, getting dry up there. reporter
      Story Trail Connector
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 9:13am
      Aug 3, 2020
      Trail is good with zero concerns right now reporter
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