9 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

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    2
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
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,108 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Powerhouse Plunge
      Jan 20, 2019 @ 7:01pm
      5 hours
      Many, many big trees down on the upper plunge where it runs parallel to the new cutblock. Likely a days work with a chainsaw to clear it. Trail is pretty much unrideable right now. Good news though, none of them took out any bridges!
      Another Man's Gold
      Jan 14, 2019 @ 12:16pm
      Jan 14, 2019
      Soft at beginning, but running good otherwise.
      Somewhere Over There
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 5:20pm
      Jan 13, 2019
      Clear of snow other than approx 1” on the climb from Darwin’s crossing. Trail is running mint!
      Hoods in the Woods
      Nov 29, 2018 @ 5:55pm
      Nov 29, 2018
      Watch out for landslide and tension cracks on the way up from Darwin's crossing. reporter
      Poop Alley
      Oct 27, 2018 @ 8:59am
      Oct 27, 2018
      more reports »
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