8.6 miles
Distance
2,288 ft
Climb
-2,293 ft
Descent
1,279 ft
High Point

Description: Somewhere Over There is one of Squamish's best trails, nestled into a beautiful forest with a feeling of being far away from everything. We have added Another Man's Gold at the start of this loop just to get you smiling as this trail is one of Squamish's under ridden gems. The Powerhouse Plunge 1 is a staple of the Test of Metal XC race, it is incredibly technical and if you can find flow on it (yes it is possible) then you should be quite pleased with yourself. This is an awesome advanced route that showcases some of the best trails in Squamish. The climbs are modest in nature and the descents are technical and challenging and when ridden the right way can be thrilling and flowy (but you need to pick your lines carefully to find the flow).

For a long day in the saddle consider riding either Half Nelson or Angry Midget first and then linking into this ride.

For more information on planning your Squamish riding adventures including accommodation recommendations, the best places to eat and chill activities for your off bike time (swimming holes etc) surf over to www.ridespots.com

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Somewhere Over There, Powerhouse Plunge - Advanced Route - Squamish, BC - RideSpots.com mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    329 ft
  • Altitude start
    678 ft
  • Altitude end
    673 ft
  • Grade
    -0.012%
  • Grade max
    -48.971%
  • Grade min
    49.76%
  • Distance climb
    4.7 miles
  • Distance down
    3.5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,108 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Frozen Squamish POV
Frozen Squamish POV
0:50 | 154 | comments: 0 | favs: 2
Jan 24, 2017
When the snow sticks around you have to make do and get after it anyways.
Squamish- Somewhere over there May 2014
Squamish- Somewhere over there May 2014
4:31 | 504 | comments: 4 | favs: 1
May 10, 2014
Somewhere over there - Squamish. Only the first part of the trail (more than half of it though !). it's basically a 6 min ride down. It's quite a...
Hoods in the Woods
Hoods in the Woods
1:36 | 366 | comments: 2 | favs: 4
Jan 6, 2014
Kyle Long and Amy McDermid riding in Squamish, BC.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Another Man's Gold
Jan 30, 2017 @ 10:43pm
Jan 30, 2017
Basically clear of snow as of Mon Jan 30th. Dirt is damp and soft but little or no standing water.
Powerhouse Plunge
Jan 29, 2017 @ 12:55pm
Jan 29, 2017
Upper half is an icy/snowy mess from opening to the first technical sections. The lower section below the road bisecting it is very good with tiny ice patches. Once you exit onto the road, it is an icy death trap all the way to Cherry Drive
Bonsai
Dec 4, 2016 @ 11:23pm
Dec 4, 2016
On the right climb option there are 4 fairly large trees down across trail, will require chainsaw.
Poop Alley
Oct 30, 2016 @ 6:58pm
Oct 30, 2016
Two fallen trees across the trail about 50m up from the lower end. Chainsaw needed.
Hoods Connector
Aug 26, 2016 @ 6:09pm
Aug 26, 2016
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