3,505 ft
Distance
27 ft
Climb
-746 ft
Descent
00:06:30
Avg time

Back Pains Details

  • Riding Area
    Mackenzie
    Pemberton, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Apr-Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Roller Coaster
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1017 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking
  • 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.

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More Stats for Back Pains 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
    00:06:30
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on Sep 29, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.6 (13 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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      Back Pains Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 29, 2018 @ 11:24am
      Sep 29, 2018
      Apr 12, 2018 @ 12:24pm
      Apr 12, 2018
      running great, nice work over the winter!
      Apr 11, 2018 @ 5:14pm
      Apr 11, 2018
      Open and amazing! Thank you trial crew! This rip is buff!
      Apr 2, 2018 @ 5:11pm
      Apr 2, 2018
      Perfecto
      Mar 29, 2018 @ 11:34am
      Mar 29, 2018
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      Pemberton's Back Pains DH
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