3 miles
Distance
467 ft
Climb
-457 ft
Descent
00:31:59
Avg time

The Abyss Details

  • Riding area
    The Abyss / Extension Ridge
    Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Extension Ridge
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #8665

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
    00:31:59
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:56
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Status:
on Nov 9, 2017
Wet
Avg: 4.6 (5 votes)

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The Abyss Trail Reports

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Nov 9, 2017 @ 6:10pm
Nov 9, 2017
Sep 21, 2017 @ 1:59pm
Sep 21, 2017
reporter
Aug 4, 2017 @ 11:56am
Aug 4, 2017
reporter Land Manager has closed this trail due to extreme fire risk. Please respect trail closures.
Aug 2, 2017 @ 8:08pm
Aug 2, 2017
Trail closed after herbicide application. Reopen on August 15.
Jun 5, 2017 @ 11:54am
Jun 5, 2017
Runs great.
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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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1 Review & Comments

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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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