1 miles
100 ft
-675 ft
Avg time


  • Riding area
    Kamloops, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    spring, summer, fall.
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
  • 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 mountain 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,269 ft
  • Distance down
    5,219 ft
  • Distance flat
    408 ft
  • Avg time
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on May 27, 2018
Avg: 4.75 (11 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to a-blaze-on-the-hillside trailhead (50.656430, -120.423350)
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A Blaze On The... Trail Reports

May 27, 2018 @ 8:20pm
May 27, 2018
May 27, 2018 @ 4:03pm
May 27, 2018
Nov 22, 2017 @ 12:30pm
Nov 22, 2017
Mostly free of snow. Much better than Mike's. There is a tree down after you cross the access road and be careful on the second corner jump. It...
Oct 21, 2017 @ 7:16pm
Oct 21, 2017
Kudos to the trail diggers. Berms and jumps are in great shape once again. Super fun trail.
Oct 5, 2017 @ 2:51pm
Oct 5, 2017
The top and middle parts are in decent shape. The corners after a couple of the midway jumps are pretty dry so just watch your speed. The very...
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Nov 14, 2015 @ 9:09am
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4 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.
  • + 1
flag pchappy (Jul 13, 2016 at 15:52)
 Super fun
  • + 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.
  • + 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!

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