9 miles
Distance
1,646 ft
Climb
-1,643 ft
Descent
2,887 ft
High Point

This is a perimeter loop of the entire Bluff trail system, come for a challenge. Climb up Meanstreak and make your way around the perimeter of the Bluff towards Nervous Shakedown. Ride down Broken Axe to get a taste of some classic Smithers riding down the Shining and rocky Apocalypse. Round things out on the Childs Play line and you're back to the parking lot!

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Smithers Mountain Bike Association (smithersmountainbike.ca)
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
More Stats for The Big Bluff Loop - Challenging mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,647 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,647 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,647 ft
  • Grade max
    -48.4%
  • Grade min
    49.2%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,026 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 50%
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  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      trail: Shining
      1:14 | 259 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Dec 17, 2013
      don't worry guys...It was one of those days, when sun was shinning, and summer was almost still there !

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Upper Bluff Road
      Nov 14, 2019 @ 9:23am
      Nov 14, 2019
      Trails are very muddy, partially snow covered. If you find yourself riding around more puddles than dirt please consider packing it in, cleaning your bike and getting ready for ski season! reporter
      Upper Remembrance Day
      Nov 14, 2019 @ 9:23am
      Nov 14, 2019
      Trails are very muddy, partially snow covered. If you find yourself riding around more puddles than dirt please consider packing it in, cleaning your bike and getting ready for ski season! reporter
      Upperbluff
      Nov 14, 2019 @ 9:23am
      Nov 14, 2019
      Trails are very muddy, partially snow covered. If you find yourself riding around more puddles than dirt please consider packing it in, cleaning your bike and getting ready for ski season! reporter
      Shining
      Nov 14, 2019 @ 9:23am
      Nov 14, 2019
      Trails are very muddy, partially snow covered. If you find yourself riding around more puddles than dirt please consider packing it in, cleaning your bike and getting ready for ski season! reporter
      Trail with No Name
      Nov 14, 2019 @ 9:23am
      Nov 14, 2019
      Trails are very muddy, partially snow covered. If you find yourself riding around more puddles than dirt please consider packing it in, cleaning your bike and getting ready for ski season! reporter
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