4 miles
Distance
5 ft
Climb
-3,405 ft
Descent
00:52:55
Avg time

Backdoor Details

  • Riding area
    Piper Recreation Area
    Smithers, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Log Ride, Skinny, Teeter Totter, Wallride
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Hudson Bay Mountain Resort

You could probably go as far as calling this trail an Epic. The trail begins with rocky/rooty terrain at a respectable grade, with some tricky tech moves over the roots in some areas. Things flatten out a bit around half way through, where you enter the mega-loam zone surrounded by green moss. We rode late September in the pouring rain, which I wouldn't recommend. Most of the wood has chicken wire, but everything else is very slippery. When you finish the trail, turn right instead of cutting through the farmers field. Recent trail updates make the trail a small bit longer than Trailforks indicates.

Access Info

A short hike a bike up the ski run leads to a small plateau, with the trail dropping in riders right. There is a pretty well defined 4x4 track that will take you right to the trailhead.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Backdoor mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,400 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,795 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,194 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,194 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,795 ft
  • Grade
    -17.863%
  • Grade max
    -64.072%
  • Grade min
    2.058%
  • Distance climb
    131 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    433 ft
  • Avg time
    00:52:55
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Status:
on Apr 27, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.75 (4 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to backdoor-3643 trailhead (54.772610, -127.262610)
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Backdoor Trail Reports

datedescription
Apr 27, 2018 @ 3:16pm
Apr 27, 2018
reporter Trails are snow-covered - please stay off wet and muddy trails as we transition to riding season!
Feb 9, 2018 @ 1:40pm
Feb 9, 2018
reporter
Jul 3, 2017 @ 1:43pm
Jul 3, 2017
Access from top of trail 90%logged, trail is gone. Start from bottom of lower trailhead to miss this.
Jul 3, 2017 @ 1:43pm
Jul 3, 2017
Access from lower trailhead as upper part of trail is gone due to logging.
Jun 21, 2016 @ 8:12am
Jun 21, 2016
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May 8, 2017 @ 12:57pm
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Sep 9, 2016 @ 6:38pm
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Sep 9, 2016 @ 6:35pm
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Sep 9, 2016 @ 6:33pm
Sep 9, 2016
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Backdoor trail - Smithers
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