2,792 ft
Distance
-354 ft
Descent
00:05:37
Avg time
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Death Rattle Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-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
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #6634 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #41559 in Trail Running
    • #4561 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 70 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
    -354 ft
  • Altitude min
    844 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,199 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,199 ft
  • Altitude end
    843 ft
  • Grade
    -12.7%
  • Grade max
    -27%
  • Grade min
    -1%
  • Distance down
    2,766 ft
  • Distance flat
    26 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:37
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:01
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on Apr 29, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 4.3 (18 votes)
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      Death Rattle Trail Reports

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      Apr 29, 2024 @ 11:34am
      Apr 29, 2024
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      Mar 30, 2024 @ 5:38am
      Mar 30, 2024
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      Jan 28, 2024 @ 6:03pm
      Jan 28, 2024
      Removed windfall
      Jan 6, 2024 @ 6:47am
      Jan 6, 2024
      reporter New feature is aces!
      Jan 6, 2024 @ 6:47am
      Jan 6, 2024
      reporter New feature is aces!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 52 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,015 rides
      • Last: May 26, 2024

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      Aug 4, 2018 @ 9:17am
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