7 miles
Distance
2,338 ft
Climb
-708 ft
Descent
02:06:22
Avg time

Elfin Lakes Details

  • Riding area
    Diamond Head
    Squamish, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Diamond Head
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Jun-Nov
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Land Manager
    Garibaldi Provincial Park

This is the Elfin Lakes trail that is used by hikers and bikers. It starts at approx 3,200' elevationand climbs to the ridge high point at 5,236' and then down to Elfin Lakes at 4,832'. The trail is 21km return. However, due to the rocky surface, this ride feels like a solid 30km. Bring the fattest tires you have and run them at low PSI for maximum enjoyment!

There is a waterfall partway up and a few other sources of water as long as it has not been dry for too long.

Oh, and in the fall there are tons of Blue Berries!

Access Info

Go up to Diamond Head parking lot.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Elfin Lakes mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,630 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,201 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,233 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,201 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,831 ft
  • Grade
    4.661%
  • Grade max
    -19.295%
  • Grade min
    33.752%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,258 ft
  • Avg time
    02:06:22
  • Avg reverse time
    00:51:26
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Status:
on May 29, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 3.35 (9 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to elfin-lakes trailhead (49.750160, -123.053020)
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Elfin Lakes Trail Reports

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May 29, 2018 @ 2:12pm
May 29, 2018
Lots of snow from about 1km up, very soft and mostly unrideable
Oct 3, 2017 @ 11:46am
Oct 3, 2017
Awesome condition... for now... get up there before the snow flies.
Aug 21, 2017 @ 7:23pm
Aug 21, 2017
No snow at all.
Jul 30, 2017 @ 8:46pm
Jul 30, 2017
Patches of packed snow for the last few kms, worsens in the last km. It is melting quickly with the heat but is very slippery.
Jul 28, 2017 @ 10:59am
Jul 28, 2017
Clear/rideable besides one 80m snow packed section up to high point. Traverse/descent down to Elfin Lakes still snow packed/unrideable; definitely...
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag Bolly (Oct 27, 2017 at 1:39)
 Can I do this on a fully rigid 26" mountain bike with semi slicks?
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  • + 1
flag kevinkennett (Apr 23, 2018 at 11:39)
 Thinking of a bike/backpack trip. Once you get up to elfin lakes can you bike up to the gargoyles or mamquam?
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