2,635 ft
Distance
15 ft
Climb
-292 ft
Descent
00:04:33
Avg time

3 Bears (Bracken) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Gravel Bike
    • Adaptive Bike
    • Winter Fat Bike
  • Riding Area
    Harbourview
    Sooke, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #44002 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #21699 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in E-Biking
  • Land Manager
    Capital Regional District

Named after a family of 3 bears who's mother used the trail to walk her cubs to school. Here the elevation continues to flatten out as you come closer to the end with XC singletrack and some smaller rock rolls and tight tree sections.

Access Info

Access via the Grouse trail, Quimper Summit trail or K2/Manzanita.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for 3 Bears (Bracken) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -278 ft
  • Altitude min
    337 ft
  • Altitude max
    617 ft
  • Altitude start
    614 ft
  • Altitude end
    337 ft
  • Grade
    -10.532%
  • Grade max
    -28.655%
  • Grade min
    10.187%
  • Distance climb
    396 ft
  • Distance down
    2,077 ft
  • Distance flat
    162 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:33
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:54
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Status:
on Oct 11, 2021
Variable
Avg: 3.75 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
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      3 Bears (Bracken) Trail Reports

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      Oct 11, 2021 @ 11:32pm
      Oct 11, 2021
      Aug 30, 2021 @ 10:27am
      Aug 30, 2021
      Aug 9, 2021 @ 9:24am
      Aug 9, 2021
      Jul 4, 2021 @ 4:29pm
      Jul 4, 2021
      Getting pretty blown out. There are 1ft+ deep trenches from people ripping through
      Apr 10, 2021 @ 10:59am
      Apr 10, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 115 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 879 rides
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      Photos

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      22 |
      Mar 13, 2021 @ 5:11pm
      Mar 13, 2021
      19 |
      Mar 13, 2021 @ 5:11pm
      Mar 13, 2021
      59 |
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 9:38am
      Oct 20, 2019
      502 |
      Jan 16, 2014 @ 7:49am
      Jan 16, 2014

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      SBC Poker Ride
      5 miles
      Shields and Grass
      12 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      cheech222 (Jul 3, 2019 at 9:27)
       Left a blue and black Troy lee designs helmet at the bench by the wash station July 2nd please call 2508700605 if found thanks
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Bikepack (Jul 29, 2019 at 17:40)
       Trails called "Bracken" on all signage at the park
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      horntoria (Jan 4, 2020 at 0:16)
       Signage says Bracken but original name is 3 Bears. Respect the trail builder and its chosen name. CRD renaming trails was super lame
      [Reply]

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