4 miles
Distance
6 ft
Climb
-3,405 ft
Descent
00:49:52
Avg time

Backdoor Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Log Ride, Skinny, Teeter Totter, Wallride
  • Global Ranking
    #13011 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,399 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,795 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,194 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,194 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,795 ft
  • Grade
    -17.89%
  • Grade max
    -63.643%
  • Grade min
    2.997%
  • Distance climb
    213 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    341 ft
  • Avg time
    00:49:52
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Status:
on Sep 12, 2019
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4.8 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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
  • 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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      Backdoor Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 12, 2019 @ 4:07pm
      Sep 12, 2019
      reporter PLEASE READ BEFORE RIDING: Ongoing logging in the vicinity of the top half of the trail has resulted in a closure of the top half of the trail....
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 8:44pm
      Aug 11, 2019
      Great Shape! No puddles, no trees down.
      Jul 26, 2019 @ 3:33pm
      Jul 26, 2019
      reporter
      Brushing on the upper portions of backdoor!
      Jul 12, 2019 @ 8:57pm
      Jul 12, 2019
      reporter
      Two trees removed and there's a minor reroute down low. Keep your head up!
      Jun 27, 2019 @ 8:58pm
      Jun 27, 2019
      reporter Backdoor trail is open from top to bottom, please excercise caution when riding, as several wood features were damaged and in need of repairs....
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 33 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 44 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      May 8, 2017 @ 12:57pm
      May 8, 2017
      | 1 comments
      295 |
      Sep 9, 2016 @ 6:38pm
      Sep 9, 2016
      235 |
      Sep 9, 2016 @ 6:35pm
      Sep 9, 2016
      227 |
      Sep 9, 2016 @ 6:33pm
      Sep 9, 2016

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag theridestuff (Jul 7, 2018 at 21:40)
       In great shape as of this afternoon. Such a rad trail! No trees down
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