8.3 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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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

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Phloem
Nov 26, 2021 @ 7:03am
18 hours
Notice of Construction During Friday November 26 and extending into the next week, the Municipality of North Cowichan will be repairing sections of Maple Mountain Park Road. Cyclists should pay particular attention at the intersection of Phloem and Maple Mountain Park road where machinery is operating. Please be prepared to dismount and follow the work crews direction. reporter
Upper Xylem
Nov 17, 2021 @ 10:49am
Nov 17, 2021
Tree down
Lower Xylem
Nov 13, 2021 @ 10:08am
Nov 13, 2021
Seasonally wet conditions reporter
Logger's Lane
Nov 13, 2021 @ 10:08am
Nov 13, 2021
Trail in good shape, some erosion from age in places pushing from green to blue skill level. reporter
Story Trail
Nov 13, 2021 @ 10:08am
Nov 13, 2021
Seasonally wet conditions reporter
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