7 miles
Distance
2,348 ft
Climb
-719 ft
Descent
01:31:42
Avg time

Elfin Lakes Details

  • Riding area
    Diamond Head
    Squamish, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Diamond Head
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • 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
  • Global Ranking
  • 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
    1,629 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,201 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,231 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,201 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,830 ft
  • Grade
    4.641%
  • Grade max
    -23.856%
  • Grade min
    33.391%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    811 ft
  • Avg time
    01:31:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:51:26
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Status:
on Oct 3, 2017
Dry
Avg: 3.35 (14 votes)

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Elfin Lakes Trail Reports

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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...
Jul 2, 2017 @ 4:03pm
Jul 2, 2017
Snow at waterfall/creek crossing about 2.5km or half an hour walk in. Certainly not rideable. Hikeable without snow shoes since snow is hard...
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