3.5 miles
Distance
496 ft
Climb
-409 ft
Descent
00:39:42
Avg time

Cable Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain 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
  • Global Ranking
    #34966 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 65 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
    87 ft
  • Altitude min
    641 ft
  • Altitude max
    850 ft
  • Altitude start
    654 ft
  • Altitude end
    741 ft
  • Grade
    0.467%
  • Grade max
    -21.386%
  • Grade min
    24.708%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    2,170 ft
  • Avg time
    00:39:42
  • Avg reverse time
    01:01:50
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Status:
on Apr 6, 2021
Variable
Avg: 2.85 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Directions to cable trailhead (49.853990, -124.420650)
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      Cable Trail Reports

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      Apr 6, 2021 @ 1:37am
      Apr 6, 2021
      Cut and cleared a couple downed trees, and removed some brush to open up a few tight sections. It could use a raking but it’s all clear and...
      Jul 1, 2020 @ 12:01pm
      Jul 1, 2020
      reporter Recently brushed out. Nice trail work on upper portion of trail. Thanks PRCA Chaingang.
      Jun 26, 2020 @ 9:15pm
      Jun 26, 2020
      reporter
      Jun 26, 2018 @ 11:54am
      Jun 26, 2018
      A few trees down but the serious issue is how overgrown with thorny brambles it is at about 4.4 km. Hope you don't have shorts on.
      Jun 8, 2017 @ 8:43am
      Jun 8, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 55 rides
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      Photos

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      Dec 1, 2020 @ 8:43pm
      Dec 1, 2020
      10 |
      Jun 26, 2020 @ 9:17pm
      Jun 26, 2020
      8 |
      Jun 26, 2020 @ 9:17pm
      Jun 26, 2020
      9 |
      Jun 26, 2020 @ 9:17pm
      Jun 26, 2020

      Routes with this trail

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      Duck Lake Loop
      12 miles
      BC Bike Race 2016 (Day 2) Powell River race
      31 miles
      BC Bike Race 2017 (Day 2) Powell River race
      32 miles

      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 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.
      [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 PRCA (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
      xmarksdaspot (Mar 30, 2020 at 18:51)
       Ride the northernmost loop (top of map) counterclockwise
      [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 PRCA (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]
      • + 1
      munharrison (Jun 25, 2020 at 17:53)
       Hmm, just my name @hotmail.com
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      bikebb PRCA (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]

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