3.5 miles
Distance
362 ft
Climb
-288 ft
Descent
00:41:28
Avg time

Cable Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Duck Lake Trails
    Powell River, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #90582 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #36584 in Trail Running
    • #16025 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 40 in Trail Running
    • 40 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

Beautiful old XC style single track trail. "Cable Trail" is so called because of large old cable remains at side of trail from days gone by of hand-logging days with oxen This trail is best enjoyed if ridden counter-clockwise direction.

Backside of trail is accessed off W8 through a small "Portal Bridge". Don't miss it - keep your eyes peeled at junction of Howling Wolf, W8, Cable point!

So beautiful and worth the ride for a secluded green loamy/rocky trail that won't give you a break but will have your soul in touch with the rich green earth.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Cable mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    74 ft
  • Altitude min
    645 ft
  • Altitude max
    854 ft
  • Altitude start
    656 ft
  • Altitude end
    728 ft
  • Grade
    0.4%
  • Grade max
    -15.8%
  • Grade min
    22.8%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    2,395 ft
  • Avg time
    00:41:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:32:18
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on Jul 15, 2022
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Avg: 2.85 (7 votes)
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      Cable Trail Reports

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      Jul 15, 2022 @ 5:44pm
      Jul 15, 2022
      The blackberries have over grown the north section of cable for about 100m. It was a tough push of the bikes through this patch. Looks like most...
      Jan 23, 2022 @ 8:06pm
      Jan 23, 2022
      Cleared windfalls between Toad Hollow and Taylor Way (north end)
      Jan 16, 2022 @ 9:16am
      Jan 16, 2022
      reporter Snow in some places. A lot of blowdowns. Managed to remove a number of them on my ride. Muddy in a couple spots.
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 1:47pm
      Aug 6, 2021
      reporter Overgrown vegetation Backside of trail once again needs a weed whack and trail clean... Super duper dusty dry right now
      Aug 3, 2021 @ 6:29pm
      Aug 3, 2021
      reporter Tree down across trail. Approx 30 cm Fd.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 5 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 69 rides
      • Last: Sep 1, 2022

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      Sep 19, 2022 @ 5:12pm
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      Dec 1, 2020 @ 8:43pm
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      Jun 26, 2020 @ 9:17pm
      Jun 26, 2020

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      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      bikebb QRCA (Jun 26, 2020 at 21:50)
      So we had a window of opportunity and went out this evening. Several hours spent clearing majority of trail from bottom of switchback (backside) all the way to the bridge home.
      Trail was severely overgrown in some spots the trail was enveloped by fresh green growth!!

      Cleared and ready to ride now though!!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      munharrison (Jun 25, 2020 at 17:53)
      Hmm, just my name @hotmail.com
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      munharrison (Jun 25, 2020 at 16:51)
      Hey Bikebb, I still think some serious brushing needs to be done at the bottom of the hill al around km 4 (see my pics). If you have the tools and need some help let me know.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      bikebb QRCA (Jun 25, 2020 at 17:45)
      Awesome!
      Planning to weed whack a chunk of it in the coming days...
      How do I get a hold of you?
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      xmarksdaspot (Mar 30, 2020 at 18:51)
      Ride the northernmost loop (top of map) counterclockwise
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      erica110 (Jun 25, 2019 at 15:09)
      I would not classify this as a good smooth trail. Currently quite overgrown in places, very rooty. Turned back around.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      bikebb QRCA (Jun 21, 2020 at 11:20)
      Thanks Erica. A lot of work has been done to this trail this year and significantly improved to bring it back to its former glory!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      woodsy1997 (Aug 26, 2018 at 20:48)
      Named for the old cable running along the old (logging road or railway...?). Good smooth trail for access to other trails or a easy ride.
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