2.7 miles
Distance
467 ft
Climb
-457 ft
Descent
00:31:32
Avg time

The Abyss Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    Extension Ridge
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • 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
    #5910

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
    1.4 miles
  • Distance down
    1.1 miles
  • Distance flat
    476 ft
  • Avg time
    00:31:32
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Status:
on Feb 18, 2017
Variable
Avg: 4.6 (5 votes)

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The Abyss Trail Reports

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Feb 18, 2017 @ 5:23pm
Feb 18, 2017
No snow! Running great.
Jan 28, 2017 @ 9:13pm
Jan 28, 2017
A number of trees across the trail, some can be ridden over but others you will need to get off for.
Aug 31, 2016 @ 1:08pm
Aug 31, 2016
reporter Trail clear and ridable.
May 10, 2016 @ 3:38pm
May 10, 2016
Wow I've ridden all over the world and this trail still hits top5. The abyss is where my Mtb life began, 25 years ago was my first lap and...
Mar 16, 2016 @ 11:32am
Mar 16, 2016
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Technical Trail Features (TTF)

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Feb 19, 2017 @ 6:49pm
Feb 19, 2017
The Abyss, Nanaimo
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Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:26pm
Aug 29, 2016
The Abyss, Nanaimo
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Sep 16, 2015 @ 11:00pm
Sep 16, 2015
The Abyss, Campbell River
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Nov 30, 2014 @ 3:45pm
Nov 30, 2014
The Abyss, Nanaimo

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Abyss South Nanaimo GoPro
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