3.7 miles
Distance
370 ft
Climb
-917 ft
Descent
00:44:48
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
  • 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
    #388 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #8032 in E-Biking
    • #18398 in Trail Running
    • #12479 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 80 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).

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More Stats for Flowdown mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -549 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,833 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,662 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,382 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,834 ft
  • Grade
    -2.8%
  • Grade max
    -35.6%
  • Grade min
    29.8%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,207 ft
  • Avg time
    00:44:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:59:31
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on May 23, 2022
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Avg: 4.45 (82 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Flowdown Trail Reports

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      May 23, 2022 @ 11:36am
      May 23, 2022
      May 23, 2022 @ 11:35am
      May 23, 2022
      5-8 snow patch areas & muddy areas from Dusty Beaver side to the picnic table
      May 11, 2022 @ 7:00pm
      May 11, 2022
      Lots of snow of you're coming up from the Dusty Beaver side. All clear from the picnic table down to the parking lot.
      May 3, 2022 @ 9:11pm
      May 3, 2022
      Out of towner visiting and got in a ride up and down today - got up 5 km from Flowdown parking lot. Couldn’t quite reach the top - last km (from...
      Oct 17, 2021 @ 3:11pm
      Oct 17, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 26 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 30 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,774 rides
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      Jun 18, 2021 @ 12:33pm
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      Jun 18, 2021 @ 12:32pm
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      Jun 18, 2021 @ 12:31pm
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      7 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      melissali (Apr 29, 2022 at 13:23)
       My boyfriend lapped this trail a bunch of times while I sent it on some harder trails. Still a fun fast trail for me though. But chair is a much better trail IMO
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      • + 2
      nowell91 (Apr 29, 2022 at 13:38)
       I'm gonna have to agree with @melissali while this is a great trail I would love to see it get to that Chair level
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