9.4 miles
Distance
752 ft
Climb
-2,057 ft
Descent
4,047 ft
High Point

When you only have 1 shuttle, and you want to make the most of it, take The Long Way Down.
Mostly downhill, taking in sections of Razorback, Star Lake, Pigasus, Mercury Road Access, Charlotte's Web and the Pierce Hofer Memorial Wallride to finish, its a fantastic mix of technical downs, moderate short climbs and easy cruising flats, with more viewpoints than you can handle.
If this isn't enough down for you, check out the NKDF Enduro route, or if you're looking for more climbs and distance, check out the Full Perimeter route (50km - ish).

Detailed Description
The Long Way Down is a 9 mile moderately popular expert route located near Burns Lake British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 752 ft with a max elevation of 4,047 ft then descends -2,057 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Shuttled
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for The Long Way Down mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    7 hr 51 min
  • Altitude change
    -1,305 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,742 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,047 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,743 ft
  • Grade
    -2.6%
  • Grade max
    -37.8%
  • Grade min
    33.5%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,921 ft
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