4,448 ft
Distance
53 ft
Climb
-836 ft
Descent
00:15:06
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Cakewalk Trail
  • Dream Wizards
    since 2000
    Builder
  • Dream Wizards
    since 2000
    Maintainer

Cakewalk Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Diamond Head
    Squamish, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #351 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Cakewalk was build as a easier alternative to the other downhill trails, but don’t let the name fool you. The trail is old, wet, rooty, rocky and has not seen very much maintenance. This is a downhill trail with a few optional challenges if you know where to look. Cakewalk has become a popular way to access Full Nelson.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Cakewalk bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -783 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,377 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,179 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,179 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,397 ft
  • Grade
    -17.601%
  • Grade max
    -53.651%
  • Grade min
    33.456%
  • Distance climb
    336 ft
  • Distance down
    3,662 ft
  • Distance flat
    449 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:06
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:11
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Status:
on Jun 19, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 4.3 (33 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
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  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to cakewalk trailhead (49.740900, -123.034380)
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      Cakewalk Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 19, 2019 @ 8:23pm
      Jun 19, 2019
      The lower of the trail close to the drop is completely eroded almost not ridable , this need a serious attention Major erosion (major ruts or...
      May 6, 2019 @ 9:42am
      May 6, 2019
      Super dry now, many south/southeast facing areas are literally dust.
      Mar 23, 2019 @ 2:54pm
      Mar 23, 2019
      reporter Bit wet at the top, then totally dry near the bottom.
      Mar 21, 2019 @ 4:38pm
      Mar 21, 2019
      Excellent condition
      Jan 28, 2019 @ 10:38am
      Jan 28, 2019
      Clear with tacky dirt, dry roots and dusty sections
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 329 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,655 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      365 |
      Feb 4, 2019 @ 9:00pm
      Feb 4, 2019
      286 |
      Jun 11, 2017 @ 7:50am
      Jun 11, 2017
      466 |
      Jun 10, 2017 @ 11:56pm
      Jun 10, 2017
      1,133 |
      Jun 1, 2015 @ 4:36pm
      Jun 1, 2015

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • - 1
      flag stewspooner KCTS (Aug 10, 2017 at 13:11)
       Lots of fun sections, with utter crap in between. Could be a great trail with a bit of love.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag diegorides (Jul 6, 2018 at 20:56)
       Few fun parts but trail needs desperate love. So many parts where the trail disappears due to erosion. In other parts the creek washed everything away. It could really use some work done on it.
      [Reply]

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