6.6 miles
Distance
2,348 ft
Climb
-719 ft
Descent
01:34:20
Avg time

Elfin Lakes Details

  • Riding area
  • 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
    4.4 miles
  • Distance down
    2.1 miles
  • Distance flat
    811 ft
  • Avg time
    01:34:20
  • Avg reverse time
    00:47:27
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Status:
on Jan 6, 2017
Snow Covered
Avg: 3 (5 votes)

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Elfin Lakes Trail Reports

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Jan 6, 2017 @ 8:43pm
Jan 6, 2017
Packed snow with 5-10cm of very dry snow up to Red Heathers. Unknown beyond that.
Sep 6, 2015 @ 6:10pm
Sep 6, 2015
Lots of loose rock, but I think that's how it is!
Sep 6, 2015 @ 6:05pm
Sep 6, 2015
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Sep 6, 2015 @ 6:06pm
Sep 6, 2015
Elfin Lakes, North Vancouver

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