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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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
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  • 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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      Shinning, AntiFlo, Apocalypse
      Shinning, AntiFlo, Apocalypse
      trail: Shining
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      Jun 13, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Old Bluff
      Aug 11, 2020 @ 10:14pm
      18 hours
      Two cluster of downed trees removed in two spots - trail is all clear
      Deep Bluff
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 9:30am
      Aug 3, 2020
      Open for riding. There are select persistent wet spots that the SMBA will be dealing with over time. Enjoy the loop! reporter
      Long Way
      Jul 24, 2020 @ 5:19pm
      Jul 24, 2020
      Lots of dirt work on lower portion of longway. We built two new berms, looks awesome out there!
      reporter
      Shining
      Jul 24, 2020 @ 9:45am
      Jul 24, 2020
      Two hour work session on lower section. Created drainage and built up a lip to help increase speed and flow.
      Meanstreak
      Jul 16, 2020 @ 12:29pm
      Jul 16, 2020
      Lots of rain is leading to soupy conditions on the road portion of the lollipop. Please continue to ride gently
      more reports »
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