2,696 ft
Distance
-367 ft
Descent
00:04:37
Avg time
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Death Rattle Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Duck Lake Trails
    Powell River, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #12243 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

"Death Rattle" name is a bit of a misnomer but don't trick yourself either.
Steep top section with a couple of S-Berms followed by some chunky rooty uneven carving makes this trail fun, fast and challenging.

Often a 'destination' trail it makes the brief climb to Green Road or up Sweetwater Creek trail worth it for a fun loop

**Don't make the mistake of going straight across road at bottom**

Turn right onto Duck Lake Branch 1/Halsam Main and ride along road for a few minutes to get to top of W8 and then your single-track life changing experience continues!

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More Stats for Death Rattle mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -367 ft
  • Altitude min
    835 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,202 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,202 ft
  • Altitude end
    835 ft
  • Grade max
    -28.494%
  • Grade min
    -3.462%
  • Distance down
    2,696 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:37
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:01
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Status:
on Sep 27, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.45 (13 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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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Death Rattle Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 27, 2020 @ 10:03am
      Sep 27, 2020
      Jul 19, 2020 @ 9:53am
      Jul 19, 2020
      Jul 19, 2020 @ 9:53am
      Jul 19, 2020
      May 11, 2020 @ 6:13pm
      May 11, 2020
      reporter Super dry and a little washed out/ super loose near top section this evening.
      Mar 30, 2020 @ 4:05pm
      Mar 30, 2020
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 79 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 442 rides
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      Photos

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      37 |
      Jul 14, 2019 @ 8:21pm
      Jul 14, 2019
      28 |
      Jul 14, 2019 @ 8:21pm
      Jul 14, 2019
      81 |
      Aug 4, 2018 @ 9:17am
      Aug 4, 2018
      447 |
      Jul 8, 2016 @ 11:27pm
      Jul 8, 2016

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Duck Lake Loop
      12 miles
      BC Bike Race 2017 (Day 2) Powell River race
      32 miles
      BC Bike Race 2018 (Day 3) Powell River race
      31 miles
      BC Bike Race 2019 (Day 4) Powell River race
      31 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag bramski (Jul 17, 2018 at 12:28)
       Definitely super fun. Techy/flow with some moderate steepness. Nothing tricky.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag munharrison (Apr 1, 2019 at 19:34)
       When you hit the road go right, cross the road bridge, W8 trail starts on the left. I have seen some people get confused and stay on the same side of the bridge/creek. That trail is not in good condition.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag bryan11 (Apr 27, 2019 at 17:54)
       See munharrisons comment... I went straight. Death rattle is steep fast flowy fun!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag xmarksdaspot (May 11, 2019 at 18:23)
       Ride down from Green Road. Not built to climb.
      [Reply]

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