1 miles
Distance
100 ft
Climb
-675 ft
Descent
00:10:19
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Pineview
    Kamloops, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    spring, summer, fall.
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #1963 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Manager
    Kamloops Performance Cycling Centre

"A Blaze on the Hillside" gets its name from a song title, plus it runs next to a fire pit that I have used to warm up while building the trail. It features a moderate amount of rock features in the first third of the trail, then opens up and speed increase on the latter half. There are multiple line choices all the way down. It can be accessed from "Rock & Roll/Hard Rock" trails, or by the "My Fitness Test" trail. It ends up lo down close to the main parking lot, next to the "Boot Chute" trail. Enjoy

Access Info

If you climb "Hard Rock" then you'll see the sign for "A Blaze on the Hillside". If you are next to the "Stubby" or Shep's" trails, it can be be found at the top of the hillside above those two. There is a short climb to the trail head.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for A Blaze On The Hillside bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -575 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,652 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,229 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,227 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,652 ft
  • Grade
    -8.34%
  • Grade max
    -39.228%
  • Grade min
    20.939%
  • Distance climb
    1,269 ft
  • Distance down
    5,219 ft
  • Distance flat
    408 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:19
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Status:
on Apr 8, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.7 (17 votes)

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

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

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to a-blaze-on-the-hillside trailhead (50.656430, -120.423350)
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      A Blaze On The... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Apr 8, 2019 @ 3:54pm
      Apr 8, 2019
      Apr 3, 2019 @ 9:49am
      Apr 3, 2019
      Running really well. No mud or ruts to deal with.
      Apr 1, 2019 @ 4:16pm
      Apr 1, 2019
      A little mud section right before the first climb. Walk don’t ride.
      Oct 14, 2018 @ 11:33am
      Oct 14, 2018
      Tacky!
      Sep 25, 2018 @ 1:25pm
      Sep 25, 2018
      Wicked good riding.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 16 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 112 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 643 rides
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      Nov 14, 2015 @ 9:11am
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      521 |
      Nov 14, 2015 @ 9:10am
      Nov 14, 2015
      | 1 comments

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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag redpoint (Jul 12, 2016 at 19:04)
       Definitely a black trail, not blue. Multiple steep rock lines at the top, a few (mostly low consequence) gaps in the middle, one steep silty slalom line near the bottom. Beware of the blind rock jump to gap about half-way down. Look before you launch.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag pchappy (Jul 13, 2016 at 15:52)
       Super fun
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag ghunter7 (Aug 9, 2017 at 15:27)
       This trail is a masterpiece, effortless flow ans scattered throughout are jumps berms and little features like rock gardens and log bars to keep you on your toes. Most fun descent in pineview by far.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag chubby5000 (Aug 31, 2017 at 16:02)
       Great trail. But being an (you'll assume arrogant) staunch Shore rider this trail is a blue at best! Pretty easy stuff but still a blast!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag gbeaks33 (Jul 23, 2018 at 15:13)
       This is a great trail. It's rated black due to the rocky stuff at the top and I assume the steep washed out sandy part at the bottom. The rest is not that hard. Flows really well and the jumps and doubles are a lot of fun. The rocky parts of Stubby's are a bit tougher. An intermediate rider can ride easily from where it crosses the access road and turn out to Boot Chute when crossing through the cabin.
      [Reply]

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      Kamloops, BC - A Blaze On The Hillside
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