1 miles
Distance
100 ft
Climb
-675 ft
Descent
00:09:47
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.
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #1668
  • 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
  • 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
    00:09:47
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Status:
on Jul 24, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.8 (14 votes)

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

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Jul 24, 2018 @ 7:42pm
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Jul 1, 2018 @ 12:05am
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Jun 21, 2018 @ 9:39pm
Jun 21, 2018
reporter Pineview West trails now open for summer 2018
May 27, 2018 @ 8:20pm
May 27, 2018
reporter Please respect seasonal trail closure for cattle grazing until July 1st
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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.
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  • + 1
flag pchappy (Jul 13, 2016 at 15:52)
 Super fun
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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.
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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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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.
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Kamloops, BC - A Blaze On The Hillside
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