11.8 miles
2,760 ft
-2,755 ft
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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Trails in Route


  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for The Variety Pack mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    609 ft
  • Altitude start
    626 ft
  • Altitude end
    631 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    7.1 miles
  • Distance down
    4.2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,457 ft
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Meat Draw for the first time in a wet day =...
Meat Draw for the first time in a wet day = not good
trail: Meat Draw
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Apr 27, 2017
Rollercoaster DH stabilized
Rollercoaster DH stabilized
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Apr 27, 2017
3:37 | 338 | comments: 5 | favs: 6
Apr 10, 2017
Just out for a lap with @letoy2 in some damp conditions on an excellent trail! Rider: Colin Thomson

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

May 24, 2017 @ 1:12pm
3 days
Already getting dusty! reporter
May 24, 2017 @ 1:09pm
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The last mud holes have been fixed and trail has dried up quite nicely this week. reporter
Meat Draw
May 23, 2017 @ 9:58pm
May 23, 2017
Perfect conditions
Upper Parking Connector
May 21, 2017 @ 10:56am
May 21, 2017
142 Spur
May 21, 2017 @ 10:56am
May 21, 2017
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