10.1 miles
Distance
964 ft
Climb
-965 ft
Descent
958 ft
High Point

Best to do this loop in a clockwise direction - although it is a lot of UP. 16 kms. Probably take 2.5 - 3 hours, depending on how often you stop. Lots of great views. Lots of rock. Some technical trails (Rim Runner).

This route is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

Detailed Description
Ridge Runner 3 is a 10 mile popular intermediate unsanctioned route located near Nanaimo British Columbia. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 43 trails. This route climbs 964 ft with a max elevation of 958 ft then descends -965 ft.

21 Reviews & Comments

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kraf (Feb 20, 2022 at 16:46)
Great trail, easy to carry speed, nice views. Great recent trail work brush cleaning and new dirt in places.
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struswell (Sep 5, 2021 at 14:41)
Trail Black Hole
Amazing!
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kraf (Aug 2, 2021 at 13:49)
Trail Quadrophenia
Great as a descent, mostly all trees, nice and fast silgletrack with some easy rock rolls, well worth it.
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kraf (Aug 2, 2021 at 13:48)
Trail RimRunner
Slow speed twisty as an uphill, up and over slow speed balancy rock moves, will make you work for it.
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kraf (Aug 2, 2021 at 13:48)
Trail RimRunner
Slow speed twisty as an uphill, up and over slow speed balancy rock moves, will make you work for it.
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lloydlowe (May 19, 2020 at 19:10)
Second section has some stinging nettle
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lloydlowe (May 19, 2020 at 19:10)
Second section has some stinging nettle
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lloydlowe (May 19, 2020 at 19:10)
Second section has some stinging nettle
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Squirrelonthewind (Jun 30, 2019 at 15:17)
Trail Fireball
The trail is nearly gone. Bottom 1/3 hidden under slash, although not too deep and there is now a logging road around. Middle 1/3 is so overgrown it's almost impassable. Only saving grace - lots of thimble berries.
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Squirrelonthewind (Jun 30, 2019 at 15:17)
Trail Fireball
The trail is nearly gone. Bottom 1/3 hidden under slash, although not too deep and there is now a logging road around. Middle 1/3 is so overgrown it's almost impassable. Only saving grace - lots of thimble berries.
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Squirrelonthewind (Jun 30, 2019 at 15:17)
Trail Fireball
The trail is nearly gone. Bottom 1/3 hidden under slash, although not too deep and there is now a logging road around. Middle 1/3 is so overgrown it's almost impassable. Only saving grace - lots of thimble berries.
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Isalndrunner13 (Jan 20, 2019 at 17:32)
Trail Ripairian
Logged Frown
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Isalndrunner13 (Jan 20, 2019 at 17:29)
Trail Ripairian
Logged Frown
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Isalndrunner13 (Jan 20, 2019 at 14:29)
Trail Corvus
Trees down. Clear cut. Hike a bike.
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Ricksaw (Jun 11, 2018 at 18:06)
Trail NLR45-2-8
Ohio area lunc NM
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New-Tron (Dec 18, 2017 at 13:33)
Trail Fireball
Trail was fine until you cross the first road. You have to hike about 20m to get to the road then you can ride up the trail to the start of Hot Tomalley
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New-Tron (Dec 18, 2017 at 13:33)
Trail Fireball
Trail was fine until you cross the first road. You have to hike about 20m to get to the road then you can ride up the trail to the start of Hot Tomalley
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New-Tron (Dec 18, 2017 at 13:33)
Trail Fireball
Trail was fine until you cross the first road. You have to hike about 20m to get to the road then you can ride up the trail to the start of Hot Tomalley
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cyrus1derdog (Nov 26, 2017 at 13:54)
Trail Fireball
Logging in area. Avoid this trail at this time.
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cyrus1derdog (Nov 26, 2017 at 13:54)
Trail Fireball
Logging in area. Avoid this trail at this time.
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cyrus1derdog (Nov 26, 2017 at 13:54)
Trail Fireball
Logging in area. Avoid this trail at this time.
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Trails in Route

NLR45154 ft
Social Climber1,913 ft
Flat Lined1,181 ft
Voodoo Child1,243 ft
Voodoo2,707 ft
NLR45-2-8171 ft
Bombs Away1,201 ft
Bushwacker1 mile
Fireball3,071 ft
Panarama Ridge945 ft
On The Edge3,914 ft
Wonderwall358 ft
Beyond The Edge2,300 ft
Alternative Facts3,386 ft
Ripairian354 ft
Raven Too958 ft
Timberline1,552 ft
Corvus1,348 ft
Quadrophenia3,169 ft
NightHawk289 ft
RimRunner1,811 ft
Raven797 ft
Black Hole2,283 ft
Tangerine Dream823 ft
Access Road472 ft
Black Jade1,860 ft
Coal Pile338 ft
Bear N Beaver4,324 ft
Voodoo197 ft
Hack N Slash2,031 ft
Coming Home1,198 ft
NLR45-2223 ft
NLR45351 ft

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    3
More Stats for Ridge Runner 3 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    635 ft
  • Altitude start
    635 ft
  • Altitude end
    636 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -28.1%
  • Grade min
    24.5%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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On The Edge
Aug 16, 2022 @ 5:17pm
2 days
All downed trees now removed.
Social Climber
Aug 1, 2022 @ 4:17pm
Aug 1, 2022
Down section from Coal Pile has a couple very small trees protruding into the trail. Any small saw can clear it!
Bombs Away
Aug 1, 2022 @ 8:00am
Aug 1, 2022
Wonderwall
Aug 1, 2022 @ 8:00am
Aug 1, 2022
Ripairian
Aug 1, 2022 @ 8:00am
Aug 1, 2022
Needs some grooming
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