12 miles
Distance
2,760 ft
Climb
-2,755 ft
Descent
2,413 ft
High Point

The "Variety Pack" loop showcases some of the best downhill riding and views Nanaimo has to offer.

Park at the lower gate along Nanaimo Lakes Road and begin climbing up Social Climber and Bottle Drive. Cross Nanaimo Lakes Road at the top of Bottle Drive and head up 142 Mainline towards Uterbraten. Enjoy great views and flowy downhill on Uterbraten before continuing on up 142 Mainline towards Meat Draw. There is an option to push up the Summit Road and ride Upper Meat Draw or riding Lower Meat Draw. Dropping into Meat Draw you can expect a menu of technical steep rock gnar before exiting an old spur that leads directly into the flowy old school favourite Rollercoaster. Rollercoaster exits right onto another logging spur that takes riders back out to Nanaimo Lakes Road.

This route is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for The Variety Pack mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    609 ft
  • Altitude start
    626 ft
  • Altitude end
    631 ft
  • Grade
    0.008%
  • Grade max
    -41.025%
  • Grade min
    29.662%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,457 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Bottle Drive
Oct 18, 2018 @ 4:19pm
2 days
Upper Parking Connector
Oct 18, 2018 @ 4:19pm
2 days
Rollercoaster
Oct 17, 2018 @ 9:37pm
3 days
Trees removed let er rip reporter
Uterbraten
Oct 17, 2018 @ 9:35pm
3 days
Tree removed giddy up! reporter
Social Climber
Oct 16, 2018 @ 5:07pm
Oct 16, 2018
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