3.7 miles
Distance
535 ft
Climb
-1,081 ft
Descent
00:46:34
Avg time

Flowdown Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Macpherson
    Revelstoke, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump, Ladder Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #209 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking

Mount Macpherson's premier flow trail makes a smooth climber, as well as a fast flowing descent trail. Remember: uphill riders have the right-of-way. This should be on your must-do list at Mount Macpherson.

Follow the signs for the blue 'ride-arounds' to avoid riding the black diamond technical trail features (TTFs).

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Flowdown mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -547 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,825 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,675 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,372 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,825 ft
  • Grade
    -2.794%
  • Grade max
    -34.752%
  • Grade min
    29.944%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,050 ft
  • Avg time
    00:46:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:57:24
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Status:
on May 6, 2021
Variable
Avg: 4.45 (72 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • less popular
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      Flowdown Trail Reports

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      May 6, 2021 @ 4:40pm
      1 day
      Variable. From the Dusty Beaver side, it's mostly clear to the road crossing. After that, there are a few snow patches you will probably have to...
      Apr 27, 2021 @ 1:49pm
      Apr 27, 2021
      Can ride to the top with a couple snow spots. Past the picnic table still unrideable. No blowdown to top.
      Apr 23, 2021 @ 5:40pm
      Apr 23, 2021
      reporter Snow free from the trailhead up to the cut block
      Nov 17, 2020 @ 10:14am
      Nov 17, 2020
      reporter
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 11:01pm
      Oct 25, 2020
      Just barely rideable from the top. Fighting with 5 to 10 cm of snow. Rain and warmer temps may melt it out again this week, but I wouldn’t...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 5 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,805 rides
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      Photos

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      37 |
      Sep 9, 2020 @ 9:04pm
      Sep 9, 2020
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      Sep 8, 2020 @ 9:13am
      Sep 8, 2020
      41 |
      Sep 8, 2020 @ 8:52am
      Sep 8, 2020
      55 |
      Aug 10, 2020 @ 9:47pm
      Aug 10, 2020

      Routes with this trail

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      Tantrum Flowdown loop, 10k
      6 miles
      MacPherson Extravaganza
      13 miles
      Flowing Miller
      4 miles
      Tip to Tip
      17 miles

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      pinkrobe CMBA (Sep 21, 2015 at 9:01)
       Such a fun trail! Rail the corners and air the rollers. It's basically a 5km long pumptrack without any techy bits, so stay off the brakes and PUMP ZEE ROLLAZ! Recommend climbing the more techy Tantrum on the return leg.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      pgorey (Sep 17, 2016 at 13:41)
       Being the first trail I had ridden in Revelstoke, I was pretty happy with this as a warm up and climbed from the Dusty Beaver side which was a really fast and smooth climb. Super fun and fast if you let it rip and the little jump section was a cool feature to have in the middle. Would definitely recommend connecting the Tantrum trail as a loop back to your vehicle for some techy climbing / single-track.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      cdough (Jul 8, 2017 at 14:33)
       My favorite trail in Revelstoke! Wonderful cross-country that kicks your butt before the fun down hill part comes. I take dusty beaver to Flow down which creates a challenging, long and fun ride. Best of the best
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      robcocquyt (Jul 15, 2020 at 10:45)
       Not sure how to describe this. Maybe IMBA-ish? A machine built flow trail with lots of short climbs and decreasing radius corners with two-way traffic. Why allow two-way traffic on a trail built with lots of blind corners and even a few high speed jumps?

      If it was described as cross-country I might have had more realistic expectations.
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