1 miles
Distance
447 ft
Climb
-585 ft
Descent
00:34:24
Avg time
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Back In Black Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    The Bluff Receation Area
    Smithers, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May - September
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #39487 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking

The bluff's most technical XC trail, access from Meanstreak to start. Ups and downs, rocks and roots. Access from Nervous Shakedown as well (most popular direction is to exit counter-clockwise towards Meanstreak rather than climbing back up in the normal clock-wise direction). Nice view on northern most highpoint.

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More Stats for Back In Black mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -138 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,952 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,164 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,090 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,952 ft
  • Grade
    -1.797%
  • Grade max
    -41.093%
  • Grade min
    33.699%
  • Distance climb
    3,172 ft
  • Distance down
    4,028 ft
  • Distance flat
    507 ft
  • Avg time
    00:34:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:34:20
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Status:
on May 6, 2020
Ideal
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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  • 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

  • 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
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      Back In Black Trail Reports

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      May 6, 2020 @ 11:16pm
      May 6, 2020
      reporter
      Trail is free of trees and good to go in all of its rooty techy glory!
      Apr 24, 2020 @ 4:55pm
      Apr 24, 2020
      reporter As our trails slowly have melted out there are a large number of persistent, unavoidable wet areas. With nothing but rain in the forecast, we...
      Apr 12, 2020 @ 5:21pm
      Apr 12, 2020
      reporter The SMBA will be frequently assessing trails to open them as trails gradually become snow free. Currently all trails remain covered in snow, this...
      Nov 14, 2019 @ 9:23am
      Nov 14, 2019
      reporter Trails are very muddy, partially snow covered. If you find yourself riding around more puddles than dirt please consider packing it in, cleaning...
      Oct 25, 2019 @ 9:51am
      Oct 25, 2019
      reporter All trails may be snow covered at this time, please use your best judgement to assess if you should be riding. Dodging more puddles than you can...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 6 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 34 rides
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      Jul 7, 2018 @ 6:48pm
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      Jul 7, 2018 @ 6:48pm
      Jul 7, 2018

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