2,696 ft
Distance
-367 ft
Descent
00:05:32
Avg time
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Death Rattle Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Duck Lake Trails
    Powell River, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    All year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #6634 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #41559 in Trail Running
    • #4561 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

"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!

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Death Rattle mountain bike trail 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
    00:05:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:30
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Status:
on Aug 20, 2021
Very Dry
Avg: 4.25 (15 votes)

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  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Death Rattle Trail Reports

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      Aug 20, 2021 @ 9:52am
      Aug 20, 2021
      Aug 12, 2021 @ 12:41pm
      Aug 12, 2021
      Aug 12, 2021 @ 12:32pm
      Aug 12, 2021
      Log cleared!
      Aug 11, 2021 @ 7:22pm
      Aug 11, 2021
      Log protruding into trail after high speed corner. Unable to move with two persons. May require saw.
      Apr 12, 2021 @ 6:30pm
      Apr 12, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 97 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 610 rides
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      Photos

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      44 |
      Jul 14, 2019 @ 8:21pm
      Jul 14, 2019
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      Jul 14, 2019 @ 8:21pm
      Jul 14, 2019
      93 |
      Aug 4, 2018 @ 9:17am
      Aug 4, 2018
      500 |
      Jul 8, 2016 @ 11:27pm
      Jul 8, 2016

      Routes with this trail

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

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      bramski (Jul 17, 2018 at 12:28)
       Definitely super fun. Techy/flow with some moderate steepness. Nothing tricky.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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
      bryan11 (Apr 27, 2019 at 17:54)
       See munharrisons comment... I went straight. Death rattle is steep fast flowy fun!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      xmarksdaspot (May 11, 2019 at 18:23)
       Ride down from Green Road. Not built to climb.
      [Reply]

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