1 miles
Distance
94 ft
Climb
-672 ft
Descent
00:10:57
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
    90 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
  • 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
    00:10:57
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Status:
on Jun 6, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.55 (23 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to a-blaze-on-the-hillside trailhead (50.656490, -120.423260)
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      A Blaze On The... Trail Reports

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      Jun 6, 2020 @ 9:14am
      17 hours
      Really an amazing trail, new detour at the end with some small turns but all around great trail. However, one part near the end is very loose,...
      May 22, 2020 @ 12:15pm
      May 22, 2020
      Running Great. Minor reroute at the end of the trail under construction. Watch yourself as you finish the last corner.
      May 20, 2020 @ 9:46am
      May 20, 2020
      Apr 10, 2020 @ 7:14pm
      Apr 10, 2020
      reporter Closed due to Covid-19 concerns. This closure applies to all trail users and activity types.
      Dec 16, 2019 @ 1:26pm
      Dec 16, 2019
      reporter Trail network CLOSED pending revised recreational access agreement with private land owners and govt agencies
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 47 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 194 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 643 rides
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      Photos

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      May 19, 2020 @ 5:05pm
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      237 |
      Mar 13, 2020 @ 1:43pm
      Mar 13, 2020
      43 |
      Jul 29, 2019 @ 4:00pm
      Jul 29, 2019
      157 |
      Oct 27, 2018 @ 9:58pm
      Oct 27, 2018

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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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