2,074 ft
65 ft
-8 ft
Avg time

Cracked Patella Details

  • Riding Area
    Squamish, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    March - November
  • Family Friendly
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking

Cracked Patella- Sounds a lot worse than it actually is. CP is actually an awesome fun little ride, offering a very forgiving introduction into technical single track. It is basically flat with a slight incline towards the NE, plus its proximity to Ross Rd and a large selection of other trails of similar difficulty in the Brackendale Forest (Wood Lot 26/27).

This is a great trail to practice single track skills (roots, rocks, and line selection) and still have a ton of fun, whether novice or expert. The roots and rocks are most frequent in the first and last thirds of the trail, with a small break in the middle of the trail as it passes through an old cut block. Its narrow in most parts (single track) but opens up in sections as one goes through parts of the disc golf course. A true gem in the Brackendale Trail system and very family friendly. The "Fun Factor" of this trail is HIGH.

Access Info

Trail Head is on Ross Road, across from the church. One can also enter from the opposite end: Hydro Line Road (Livewire).

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Cracked Patella bike trail
  • Altitude change
    57 ft
  • Altitude min
    205 ft
  • Altitude max
    262 ft
  • Altitude start
    205 ft
  • Altitude end
    262 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,369 ft
  • Distance down
    312 ft
  • Distance flat
    309 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Nov 8, 2018
Avg: 2 (2 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to cracked-patella trailhead (49.775490, -123.150000)
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Cracked Patella Trail Reports


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Apr 19, 2017 @ 2:11pm
Apr 19, 2017
Cracked Patella, Squamish
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Apr 19, 2017 @ 2:09pm
Apr 19, 2017
Cracked Patella, Squamish
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Apr 19, 2017 @ 2:07pm
Apr 19, 2017
Cracked Patella, Squamish
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Apr 19, 2017 @ 2:06pm
Apr 19, 2017
Cracked Patella, Squamish

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Trail Products

4 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag blackcombterry (Jul 22, 2017 at 14:25)
 The trail description of roots & rocks sounded good, but I think it's just a gravel path these days.
  • + 1
flag Iceisnice (Oct 25, 2017 at 11:08)
 Not so sure about it being a 'gravel path', these days. I agree if we are talking about the old cut block, but across from the church, the roots seem to be getting more exposed.
I ride this trail daily.
  • + 1
flag blackcombterry (Oct 31, 2017 at 11:17)
 Does the trail you're riding correspond with where the trail is located on Trail Forks? I wonder where I went wrong.
  • + 1
flag Iceisnice (Nov 5, 2017 at 14:32)
 Hi blackcombterry: Hope all is well. Yes, the trail on T/F corresponds to the actual trail. I didn't collect the 'track' for the trail, just gave the description.
There are a couple of trails in the area that are gravel. Examples would be Ray Peters and Live Wire. Happy riding

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