3 miles
Distance
467 ft
Climb
-457 ft
Descent
00:34:09
Avg time

The Abyss Details

  • Riding area
    The Abyss / Extension Ridge
    Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Extension Ridge
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #8907

The Abyss is a Nanaimo classic that is part of the TransCanada Trail. It's mostly a cross country trail with some natural rock features. The challenging stuff comes mainly in the form of steep descents down rock faces.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Abyss mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    10 ft
  • Altitude min
    473 ft
  • Altitude max
    779 ft
  • Altitude start
    473 ft
  • Altitude end
    483 ft
  • Grade
    0.073%
  • Grade max
    -29.842%
  • Grade min
    24.317%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    476 ft
  • Avg time
    00:34:09
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:56
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Status:
on Mar 25, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4.65 (6 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to abyss trailhead (49.132732, -123.966551)
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The Abyss Trail Reports

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Mar 25, 2018 @ 9:39am
Mar 25, 2018
Mar 9, 2018 @ 11:35pm
Mar 9, 2018
Some wet and muddy sections but generally in good condition.
Feb 11, 2018 @ 11:00am
Feb 11, 2018
All clear. Not too wet
Feb 3, 2018 @ 12:58pm
Feb 3, 2018
Jan 26, 2018 @ 9:14pm
Jan 26, 2018
The start of the trail was a stream but was fine further up.
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The Abyss, Nanaimo

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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag A123456789123456789123456789 (Oct 30, 2017 at 18:47)
 Very very beautiful trail ! There’s awesomeee technical but always a way down it easily and it’s supposed to be a hiking trail, but if it’s hikeable it’s bikeable !
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  • + 0
flag Lionchaser (Mar 23, 2018 at 9:34)
 Just wondering if this is appropriate for beginners?
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