2 miles
Distance
424 ft
Climb
-866 ft
Descent
00:40:20
Avg time

Bubble Wrap Details

  • Riding Area
    Mt. Work Regional Park
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #19488 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

An unsanctioned old school all mountain trail with minimal flow and lots of technical challenges and a few superb viewpoints. Best ridden with a new-school AM bike. Some excellent open ridge portions with sparse vegetation and lots of fun on the rocks. Riding it south to north will put you in the extreme north end of Mt Work park and far from everything else. This trail is beyond the Hartland Bike Park boundary. It is unsanctioned. It is not maintained by the local bike society, the South Island Mountain Bike Society (SIMBS).

Access Info

Access from the south via North Ridge and Breathless with a short 50m walk/ride traverse of the Mt. Work hiking trail until the left (north) turn towards Bubble Wrap proper. Exit at the north end also involves riding/walking a short section of the Mt. Work trail. Look out for hikers and be nice.

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

More Stats for Bubble Wrap bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -442 ft
  • Altitude min
    534 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,058 ft
  • Altitude start
    976 ft
  • Altitude end
    534 ft
  • Grade
    -3.933%
  • Grade max
    -57.863%
  • Grade min
    39.749%
  • Distance climb
    4,195 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    932 ft
  • Avg time
    00:40:20
  • Avg reverse time
    00:47:04
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Status:
on Jan 7, 2019
Wet
Avg: 3.8 (11 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
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
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  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Bubble Wrap Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 7, 2019 @ 7:44pm
      Jan 7, 2019
      Larger tree was down across trail at about 2km mark now cleared. 6 small men with big hearts. Will help keep people from short-cutting meadow.
      Nov 4, 2018 @ 5:47pm
      Nov 4, 2018
      A little bit wet, but generally in great shape.
      Sep 29, 2018 @ 9:15pm
      Sep 29, 2018
      Great condition , should be added to SIMBS sanctioned trails.
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 6:30pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      Great dirt , spicy rocks
      Aug 19, 2018 @ 11:44am
      Aug 19, 2018
      Pretty dusty
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 89 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
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      • 599 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 29, 2016 @ 9:08pm
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      Bubble Wrap, Victoria
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      Sep 8, 2013 @ 1:17pm
      Sep 8, 2013
      Bubble Wrap, Victoria
      177 |
      Sep 8, 2013 @ 1:16pm
      Sep 8, 2013
      Bubble Wrap, Victoria

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag parker40 (Jan 1, 2018 at 13:38)
       Happy New Year! Had a great ride on Bubble Wrap today, trail is mostly clear still a bit of snow at top but very ride-able. Cleared a lot of Arbutus branches but there is a large tree down across the trail towards the end.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag dirtworship (Feb 12, 2018 at 18:13)
       friggin decent trail feb. 11, so many nice views, rocks, and minimal mud. best trail on the mountain if you ask me.
      [Reply]

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