Chainsaw Ridge Details
Riding areaSouth Benson
Nanaimo, British Columbia
Trail UsageBiking Primary
DirectionDownhill OnlyPopular direction shown
Climb DifficultyDouble Black Diamond
TTFs on trailRock Face, Rock Garden
Ride in rainYes
Starting at the SE Mt. Benson summit, the trail descends the SE ridgeline of Mt. Benson via a variety of steep rock slabs and chutes. Keep an eye open for optional large slabs and high lines. After descending to El. 900 m, the trail traverses the ridgeline at a lower grade with a few short, punchy climbs. At El. 880 m, the trail drops in steeply to join into Meat Draw for a long, technical descent.
Climb Mt Benson via any route (typically the Benson Summit Road) to the SE summit (where the upper radio tower is lcoated). Drop in from the summit to the north (towards Nanaimo) from the abandoned radio tower footing, following open slabs towards the lower radio tower. East of the lower radio tower, the trail becomes more well defined singletrack.
This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!
More Stats for Chainsaw Ridge mountain bike trail
Altitude change-551 ft
Altitude min2,785 ft
Altitude max3,336 ft
Altitude start3,336 ft
Altitude end2,785 ft
Distance climb638 ft
Distance down3,687 ft
Distance flat478 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Chainsaw Ridge Trail Reports
Oct 25, 2017 @ 11:49pmOct 25, 2017
Oct 24, 2017 @ 5:14pmOct 24, 2017
|Most of the trail is running good except at the very top where you drop in there is lots of broken glass on the entry to the trail. Be prepared...|
Sep 21, 2017 @ 1:58pmSep 21, 2017
Aug 4, 2017 @ 12:04pmAug 4, 2017
|reporter Land Manager has closed this trail due to extreme fire risk. Please respect trail closures.|
Jul 2, 2017 @ 4:44pmJul 2, 2017
|reporter Just keeps getting better and better!|
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