3,505 ft
27 ft
-746 ft
Avg time

Back Pains Details

  • Riding area
    Pemberton, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Roller Coaster
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened

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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    208 ft
  • Distance down
    3,259 ft
  • Distance flat
    38 ft
  • Avg time
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on Nov 30, 2017
Avg: 4.5 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to back-pains trailhead (50.341400, -122.785690)
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Back Pains Trail Reports

Nov 30, 2017 @ 10:34am
Nov 30, 2017
Tree down at the end of the trail, not possible to bunny it over this one... apart from that still running well and clear all the way down.
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.
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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 | 313 | Apr 10, 2014 , Pemberton
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