4 miles
Distance
5 ft
Climb
-3,405 ft
Descent
00:41:11
Avg time

Backdoor Details

  • Riding area
    Piper Recreation Area
    Smithers, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Log Ride, Skinny, Teeter Totter, Wallride
  • Global Ranking
    #6716
  • Land Manager
    Hudson Bay Mountain Resort

You could probably go as far as calling this trail an Epic. The trail beings 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.

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
    00:41:11
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Status:
on Jul 3, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4.75 (4 votes)

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Backdoor Trail Reports

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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
May 28, 2014 @ 3:53pm
May 28, 2014
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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
Backdoor, Smithers

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Backdoor trail - Smithers
4:14 | 1997 | Sep 5, 2010 , Smithers
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