2.9 miles
Distance
830 ft
Climb
-128 ft
Descent
00:36:18
Avg time

A Grand Traverse Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Tzouhalem
    Duncan, British Columbia
  • AKA
    AGT
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #2438 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #9537 in E-Biking
    • #5329 in Trail Running
    • #11952 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in E-Biking
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Municipality of North Cowichan

A fantastic climbing trail that pleasantly winds its way up the east side of Mt. Tzouhalem starting from Nevilane Road. Wonderful pedallable grade with some nice tight corners to challenge you. First bit ends at crossing of Branch E-1 fire road. Continues further up mountain with the next phase of the trail all the way to the end of Finality. Beautifully sculpted with attention to detail and nice bridges higher up the route. Trail is fun to be ridden back down - just watch out for those climbing up the trail as this is a mixed use primary climbing trail. Here you can continue upwards on Lower Finality or drop down to E Road connector.
Thanks to the trail builders for building this rolling fun

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More Stats for A Grand Traverse mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    702 ft
  • Altitude min
    577 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,323 ft
  • Altitude start
    621 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,322 ft
  • Grade
    4.5%
  • Grade max
    -18.3%
  • Grade min
    39.2%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2,759 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,359 ft
  • Avg time
    00:36:18
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:42
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on Jun 10, 2022
Wet
Avg: 4.6 (27 votes)
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      A Grand Traverse Trail Reports

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      Jun 10, 2022 @ 10:21am
      Jun 10, 2022
      Mar 14, 2022 @ 8:56am
      Mar 14, 2022
      reporter Wet and muddy on the lowest sections with some trail erosion from heavy use which is starting to expose more roots. Otherwise once you get to the...
      Feb 21, 2022 @ 12:47pm
      Feb 21, 2022
      Danger trees
      Feb 20, 2022 @ 8:48am
      Feb 20, 2022
      Feb 13, 2022 @ 12:48pm
      Feb 13, 2022
      Mint!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 12 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 298 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      Routes with this trail

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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 4
      Stasher CTSS (Jul 3, 2017 at 9:56)
       My favourite climbing route up the mountain now. The trail is well thought out with consideration of the natural terrain and drainage in the area. Beautiful forest and a treat all year in any season.
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      • + 0
      bwsimmons (Jul 20, 2018 at 13:30)
       It's been a long time since I've ridden in this area and I'm blown away with the quality of the climbing trails I've been on so far. This trail is a gem.
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      • + 0
      r0bb (Aug 7, 2020 at 15:08)
       Thanks Rick for building this nice climb trail and it was great meeting you. Had an awesome time on loam line, some of the biggest trail jumps I ever hit! We ended up driving north and are in Cumberland now but thanks for offering to guide us.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      dpparker60 EMBA-WS (Oct 26, 2021 at 10:15)
       This is a really fun, easy trail to bomb down too! Visibility is good for seeing uphill traffic.
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      • + 0
      colchilibeck (Apr 4, 2022 at 12:20)
       A very nice climb trail. I would call it a green with a punchy end and a few blue climbing obstacles. For reference, Xylem on Maple Mountain is much more difficult. What’s great is you aren’t gassed by the time you get to Double D and will still have legs for another climb after. As others have said, it’s a beautiful forest and you will be appreciating the natural views during the entire climb.
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      Traversing A Grand Traverse At Mt Tzouhalem in...
      12:41 | 638 | Jul 3, 2018 , Duncan
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      7:48 | 286 | Nov 2, 2018 , Duncan
      180324 Grand Traverse
      7:19 | 192 | Mar 26, 2018 , Duncan
      180214 DMc Follow Cam
      6:57 | 82 | Feb 12, 2018 , Duncan
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