12 miles
Distance
2,602 ft
Climb
-2,610 ft
Descent
1,520 ft
High Point

Nice long ride to a couple of fine swimming lakes culminating in the stunning Ridge Trail and its superb views.

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Sooke Bike Club (www.sookebikeclub.com)
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
More Stats for Shields and Grass mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -8 ft
  • Altitude min
    221 ft
  • Altitude start
    229 ft
  • Altitude end
    221 ft
  • Grade
    -0.013%
  • Grade max
    -42.501%
  • Grade min
    32.397%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,131 ft
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
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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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      The Ridge Trail - Sooke
      The Ridge Trail - Sooke
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      Jul 3, 2018
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      BC is tough on six year olds
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      Aug 14, 2017
      epic fail, Six year old on a rock roll
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      Enduro MTB - Mt. Manuel Quimper
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Ridge Access Trail
      Jan 12, 2019 @ 10:18am
      Jan 12, 2019
      Lots of large puddles, many trees down across the trail.
      RIDGE TRAIL EXIT
      Jan 12, 2019 @ 10:18am
      Jan 12, 2019
      Bridge out, but can be crossed by wading.
      Sooke Mountain Park Road
      Dec 27, 2018 @ 11:43am
      Dec 27, 2018
      Mt Quimper North Trail
      Oct 28, 2018 @ 11:06am
      Oct 28, 2018
      3 Bears
      Oct 28, 2018 @ 11:06am
      Oct 28, 2018
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