1.3 miles
Distance
94 ft
Climb
-672 ft
Descent
00:13:10
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • 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.

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More Stats for A Blaze On The Hillside mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -578 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,649 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,229 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,226 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,649 ft
  • Grade
    -8.211%
  • Grade max
    -39.17%
  • Grade min
    27.88%
  • Distance climb
    1,389 ft
  • Distance down
    5,064 ft
  • Distance flat
    583 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:10
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Status:
on May 10, 2021
Very Dry
Avg: 4.6 (25 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      A Blaze On The... Trail Reports

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      May 10, 2021 @ 6:43am
      May 10, 2021
      Not a lot of rain recently; upper part of the trail is in pretty good shape, but gets progressively more powdery as you get to the bottom,...
      May 1, 2021 @ 9:21am
      May 1, 2021
      reporter Open for 2021 spring!
      Apr 10, 2021 @ 10:30am
      Apr 10, 2021
      reporter Closed to all access. Expected opening May 1st, 2021
      Apr 10, 2021 @ 10:27am
      Apr 10, 2021
      reporter Now open for 2021 spring! Ride or don't ride according to daily conditions on muddy sections.
      Nov 16, 2020 @ 3:59pm
      Nov 16, 2020
      reporter Closed for winter - entire network for all users and all activities as per trail agreement with landowners. Follow KPCC on Facebook for spring...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 53 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 117 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,031 rides
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      Photos

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      Mar 13, 2020 @ 1:43pm
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      Jul 29, 2019 @ 4:00pm
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      Routes with this trail

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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      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.
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      • + 1
      pchappy (Jul 13, 2016 at 15:52)
       Super fun
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      • + 0
      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.
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      • + 1
      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!
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      • + 1
      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.
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      Videos

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      Kamloops, BC - A Blaze On The Hillside
      3:31 | 1168 | Aug 1, 2018 , Kamloops
      Solo burn on a blaze on the hillside
      5:33 | 526 | Jul 15, 2018 , Kamloops
      The pineview sampler
      0:54 | 182 | Jul 7, 2018 , Kamloops

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