4,211 ft
Distance
54 ft
Climb
-741 ft
Descent
00:12:53
Avg time

Arbutus Details

  • Riding Area
    Harbourview
    Sooke, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #18082 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • OSM Way

A somewhat spicy route down the front side of Mt Manuel Quimper.
Head south from the summit, through rocky meadows then into the trees. A number of challenging rock slabs and step-downs will keep you on your toes. Rideable year round, with a couple of wet sections in the winter months.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Arbutus bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -687 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,096 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,784 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,784 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,096 ft
  • Grade
    -16.324%
  • Grade max
    -49.186%
  • Grade min
    17.549%
  • Distance climb
    496 ft
  • Distance down
    3,368 ft
  • Distance flat
    347 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:53
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Status:
on Oct 28, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to arbutus-16817 trailhead (48.419649, -123.658859)
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Arbutus Trail Reports

datedescription
Oct 28, 2018 @ 11:06am
Oct 28, 2018
Jul 30, 2018 @ 8:25am
Jul 30, 2018
The trail is ravaged right now, run outs are very, very loose and deep sand at times.
Jul 14, 2018 @ 5:47pm
Jul 14, 2018
typical to this time of year.. dry.
Mar 31, 2018 @ 1:48pm
Mar 31, 2018
Feb 11, 2018 @ 10:44am
Feb 11, 2018
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag Chorton (Apr 1, 2018 at 16:20)
 This trail is actually called Arbutus trail and should be double black diamond rating. Very steep, narrow and juting rocks with super slick sections when wet. Fun but be careful.
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