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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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Trail transparency
Locdog's on the Benson Trails
Locdog's on the Benson Trails
trail: Uterbraten
2:44 | 182 | comments: 0 | favs: 2
Oct 5, 2018
green velvet :)
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20180402201829 merge
trail: Uterbraten
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Aug 24, 2018
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Aug 24, 2018

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Uterbraten
Dec 15, 2018 @ 3:34pm
6 hours
Cleared of blowdown. Recent water management work completed. Good to go! reporter
Rollercoaster
Dec 15, 2018 @ 3:32pm
6 hours
Cleared of blowdown. Good to go! reporter
Social Climber
Dec 12, 2018 @ 6:45pm
Dec 12, 2018
Bottle Drive
Dec 11, 2018 @ 5:56pm
Dec 11, 2018
Upper Parking Connector
Dec 11, 2018 @ 5:56pm
Dec 11, 2018
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