1.3 miles
Distance
94 ft
Climb
-672 ft
Descent
00:13:21
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Pineview
    Kamloops, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • 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
    #2879 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 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
    00:13:21
  • view trail stats
Status:
on May 20, 2022
Avg: 4.55 (26 votes)
Your vote: 0

view (2,882)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Contribute Details
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches

Radar Time
x Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
Trails Deemphasized
Trails are shown in grey.
disable
Only show trails with NO bikes.
enable
      Directions to a-blaze-on-the-hillside trailhead (50.656490, -120.423260)
      update trails status or condition

      A Blaze On The... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 20, 2022 @ 6:14pm
      2 days
      reporter This trail is CLOSED below the intersection with Triple Lumen Climb due to ongoing Trans Mountain Pipeline construction. The pipeline crossing...
      May 20, 2022 @ 5:52pm
      2 days
      reporter Warning - both Trans Mountain Pipeline crossing locations area closed and there is no way to access the east side of the network from this trail....
      May 19, 2022 @ 10:25pm
      May 19, 2022
      reporter open for the season as of May 20.
      Apr 1, 2022 @ 9:38am
      Apr 1, 2022
      reporter Pineview West of pipeline R/W CLOSED until May 20, 2022
      Jan 8, 2022 @ 7:45am
      Jan 8, 2022
      reporter Closed for winter - entire network for all users and all activities as per trail agreement with landowners. Follow KPCC on Facebook for spring...
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 17 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,785 rides
      •  

      Photos

      more »
      80 |
      Jun 22, 2021 @ 8:36am
      Jun 22, 2021
      223 |
      Jun 27, 2020 @ 7:08am
      Jun 27, 2020
      176 |
      May 19, 2020 @ 5:05pm
      May 19, 2020
      429 |
      Mar 13, 2020 @ 1:43pm
      Mar 13, 2020

      Routes with this trail

      more »
      titledistance
      Pineview Bangerz8 miles
      2hr Pineview Lap12 miles
      Blazing Loop8 miles
      West Pineview, the good stuff14 miles

      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.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      pchappy (Jul 13, 2016 at 15:52)
       Super fun
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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!
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]





      Videos

      more »
      Trail Preview - Blaze on the Hillside
      6:21 | 155 | Oct 19, 2021 , Kamloops
      Kamloops, BC - A Blaze On The Hillside
      3:31 | 1504 | Aug 1, 2018 , Kamloops
      Solo burn on a blaze on the hillside
      5:33 | 591 | Jul 15, 2018 , Kamloops
      The pineview sampler
      0:54 | 199 | Jul 7, 2018 , Kamloops

      Nearby Trails

      • subscribe
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.