1.3 miles
Distance
323 ft
Climb
-228 ft
Descent
00:14:36
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Academy Trail Climb Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Buntzen Lake Recreation Area
    Anmore, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #127778 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #27664 in Trail Running
    • #20183 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    BC Hydro

This trail lets you bypass the boring Access Road to get to North Beach on Buntzen Lake. Aside from the climb at the beginning, this is a fairly wide and easy trail to ride. Be sure to begin this climb from the Academy Trail on the marked ascent for Mountain Bikers.

Access Info

Heading Northbound on the Academy trail, before reaching the parking lots, stay right at the foot bridge. You will then begin to switchback up Eagle Mountain.

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More Stats for Academy Trail Climb mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    94 ft
  • Altitude min
    530 ft
  • Altitude max
    740 ft
  • Altitude start
    532 ft
  • Altitude end
    627 ft
  • Grade
    1.4%
  • Grade max
    -25.202%
  • Grade min
    33.666%
  • Distance climb
    3,299 ft
  • Distance down
    2,900 ft
  • Distance flat
    550 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:36
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:16
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on Jul 30, 2023
Dry
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      Academy Trail Climb Trail Reports

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      Jul 30, 2023 @ 1:04am
      Jul 30, 2023
      Sep 30, 2022 @ 12:23pm
      Sep 30, 2022
      good conditions
      Jul 23, 2021 @ 1:45pm
      Jul 23, 2021
      Marked as closed due to a washout, but is clear and rideable. Some plants/overgrown along the doubletrack at the top.
      Aug 10, 2019 @ 8:15pm
      Aug 10, 2019
      Initial climb from parking lot is quite difficult. Had to get off multiple times. Otherwise the rest is quite clear but not too much to see as the...
      Aug 4, 2019 @ 4:05pm
      Aug 4, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 10 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      • 96 rides
      • Last: Jun 6, 2024

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      Jul 23, 2021 @ 3:43pm
      Jul 23, 2021

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