1 miles
Distance
100 ft
Climb
-675 ft
Descent
00:10:15
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
    #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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for A Blaze On The Hillside 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
    00:10:15
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Oct 14, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.7 (16 votes)

view (602)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to a-blaze-on-the-hillside trailhead (50.656430, -120.423350)
update trails status or condition

A Blaze On The... Trail Reports

datedescription
Oct 14, 2018 @ 11:33am
Oct 14, 2018
Tacky!
Sep 25, 2018 @ 1:25pm
Sep 25, 2018
Wicked good riding.
Sep 5, 2018 @ 4:20pm
Sep 5, 2018
Good shape. Not much to say other than great dirt.
Sep 3, 2018 @ 9:31am
Sep 3, 2018
Running fast after last nights rain
Jul 24, 2018 @ 7:42pm
Jul 24, 2018
view all reports »

Photos

more »
11 |
Oct 27, 2018 @ 9:58pm
Oct 27, 2018
A Blaze On The Hillside
27 |
Sep 18, 2018 @ 7:19pm
Sep 18, 2018
A Blaze On The Hillside
697 |
Nov 14, 2015 @ 9:11am
Nov 14, 2015
A Blaze On The Hillside
484 |
Nov 14, 2015 @ 9:10am
Nov 14, 2015
| 1 comments A Blaze On The Hillside

Routes with this trail

more »
titleratingdistance
West Pineview, the good stuff
14 miles
2hr Pineview Lap
12 miles
Pineview Bangerz
8 miles
Blazing Loop
8 miles

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]

Post a Comment



You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login

Videos

more »
Kamloops, BC - A Blaze On The Hillside
3:31 | 118 | Aug 1, 2018 , Kamloops
Solo burn on a blaze on the hillside
5:33 | 76 | Jul 15, 2018 , Kamloops
The pineview sampler
0:54 | 55 | Jul 7, 2018 , Kamloops

Nearby Trails

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