4,390 ft
Distance
111 ft
Climb
-125 ft
Descent
00:14:20
Avg time

Alternative Facts Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Ridge Runner
    Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All year depending on snow levels.
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #35848 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2017

Ride-able both directions, best way seems to be from end of schadenfreude on your right. Starts on easy old single track decommissioned road, then goes through a few wet sections then ascends a mild slope onto a nice ridge with some steep drop offs on your left, watch your track on what some might consider a few intimidating drop offs as the trail follows the cliff line.As the cliffs descend in height the trail veers away and into the forest eventually coming out on an old bushy road and back towards Schadenfreude.

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

Disclaimer

Ride at your own risk

More Stats for Alternative Facts mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -14 ft
  • Altitude min
    787 ft
  • Altitude max
    870 ft
  • Altitude start
    855 ft
  • Altitude end
    841 ft
  • Grade
    -0.321%
  • Grade max
    -14.092%
  • Grade min
    13.013%
  • Distance climb
    1,743 ft
  • Distance down
    2,032 ft
  • Distance flat
    615 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:20
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:07
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Status:
on Mar 22, 2020
Variable
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to alternative-facts trailhead (49.088760, -123.969520)
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      Alternative Facts Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Mar 22, 2020 @ 5:41pm
      Mar 22, 2020
      Feb 14, 2020 @ 1:58pm
      Feb 14, 2020
      Mar 26, 2019 @ 5:11pm
      Mar 26, 2019
      The exit to the road is a walk a bike but it's only like 10 meters
      Sep 9, 2018 @ 4:59pm
      Sep 9, 2018
      reporter
      Jul 23, 2018 @ 12:27am
      Jul 23, 2018
      reporter Land Manager has closed this trail due to extreme fire risk. Please respect trail closures.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 33 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 344 rides
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      Oct 14, 2019 @ 7:44pm
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      Oct 14, 2019 @ 7:41pm
      Oct 14, 2019
      9 |
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 7:41pm
      Oct 14, 2019

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      Ridge Runner - Alternative Facts
      8:08 | 154 | Apr 25, 2019 , Nanaimo
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