3,505 ft
Distance
27 ft
Climb
-746 ft
Descent
00:05:45
Avg time

Back Pains Details

  • Riding area
    Mackenzie
    Pemberton, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Apr-Oct
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Roller Coaster
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #4073
  • Year Opened
    2014

Completed in 2013 by Fafard Recreational Development (FRD), Back Pains is a great addition to the Mackenzie Area trail network. It is a fun and flowy intermediate route built to be descended; riding up it is not recommended. The trail provides the intermediate rider a chance to experience the Nimby climb, without having to descend down the advanced and expert trails located higher up on Mackenzie. Loop Back Pains with the Nimby climb to complete a fun 3.6 km intermediate singletrack ride back to Waco Connector, from where you’ll have a few more intermediate options to continue to descend back down towards the gravel pit.

The Back Pains trailhead is very well marked with a wooden carved sign and located about 2.5 km up the Nimby climb. This relatively smooth singletrack trail will twist and turn around some well-built and well-bermed corners all the way down to Waco Connector. There are a few rollers along the way, allowing the more skilled rider to take some air, while providing nice braking bumps for the less experienced. A few low lying bridges cross several streams along the route, but are built wide enough for most riders to comfortably cross. The more use this trails sees, the better it will get as it settles.

Access Info

To access Back Pains, climb up Nimby for 2.5 km to the well-marked Back Pains trailhead. The descent down Back Pains will be located on the rider’s left.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Back Pains mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -719 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,274 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,997 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,994 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,274 ft
  • Grade
    -20.527%
  • Grade max
    -61.865%
  • Grade min
    22.849%
  • Distance climb
    208 ft
  • Distance down
    3,259 ft
  • Distance flat
    38 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:45
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Status:
on Aug 3, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 4.5 (10 votes)

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Back Pains Trail Reports

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Aug 3, 2017 @ 8:00am
Aug 3, 2017
Small tree down halfway. Need two people to lift out of way. Dry but still running nicely.
Jul 9, 2017 @ 12:22pm
Jul 9, 2017
Really dry. Slow down and stop skidding into the corners. Corners are starting to get blown out.
Jun 9, 2017 @ 4:09pm
Jun 9, 2017
Good conditions, holes and brake bumps have developed tho.
May 14, 2017 @ 3:06pm
May 14, 2017
running great! getting pretty stutter bumpy though.
May 13, 2017 @ 10:07pm
May 13, 2017
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Jul 15, 2017 @ 10:06pm
Jul 15, 2017
Back Pains, Pemberton
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Jul 14, 2017 @ 7:56pm
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Back Pains, Pemberton
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Jul 14, 2017 @ 7:55pm
Jul 14, 2017
Back Pains, Vancouver
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Apr 2, 2017 @ 9:02pm
Apr 2, 2017
Back Pains, Pemberton

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Pemberton's Back Pains DH
3:15 | 298 | Apr 10, 2014 , Pemberton
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