1.4 miles
Distance
496 ft
Climb
-74 ft
Descent
00:20:39
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Broken Axe Trail
  • Carl Lutz
    Sponsor

Broken Axe Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    The Bluff Recreation Area
    Smithers, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May - September
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #75151 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #19408 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in E-Biking
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Enjoy this climb to the rest of the loop, enjoy the view and shred back down. A straightforward trail without many technical challenges, just a big hill in the way.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Broken Axe mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    422 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,410 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,834 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,410 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,831 ft
  • Grade
    5.6%
  • Grade max
    -31.9%
  • Grade min
    43.5%
  • Distance climb
    4,938 ft
  • Distance down
    1,562 ft
  • Distance flat
    978 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:11
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      Broken Axe Trail Reports

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      May 9, 2023 @ 8:38pm
      May 9, 2023
      reporter Broken Axe is open!
      Apr 1, 2023 @ 12:48pm
      Apr 1, 2023
      reporter Just a quick status reset while we wait for snow to melt.
      Aug 17, 2022 @ 12:35am
      Aug 17, 2022
      Aug 15, 2022 @ 6:13am
      Aug 15, 2022
      reporter We have planned maintenance on the boardwalk Monday Aug 15 and Tuesday Aug 16th so the Bluff Trails will be closed. If you’re keen to ride,...
      May 20, 2022 @ 2:21pm
      May 20, 2022
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 5 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      • 258 rides
      • Last: Feb 3, 2024

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      Mar 22, 2015 @ 1:37pm
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      Feb 22, 2015 @ 6:05pm
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