4,281 ft
Distance
-213 ft
Descent
00:06:24
Avg time

Gatekeeper (lower) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    South Benson / Wolf Mountain
    Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #8486 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #46528 in Trail Running
    • #9041 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 35 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking

Fun and flowy lower section of Gatekeeper. Some fun moderate jump/drops and a couple nice cedar bridges over seasonal streams. Makes linking up of max power or to e&m express easier, so you no longer have to go out on the paved road. Not intended to be ridden up.

This trail is unsanctioned.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Gatekeeper (lower) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -215 ft
  • Altitude min
    720 ft
  • Altitude max
    935 ft
  • Altitude start
    935 ft
  • Altitude end
    719 ft
  • Grade
    -5%
  • Grade max
    -17.6%
  • Grade min
    -1%
  • Distance down
    4,236 ft
  • Distance flat
    46 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:49
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Status:
on Sep 6, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.3 (10 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
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      Gatekeeper (lower) Trail Reports

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      Sep 6, 2021 @ 9:30am
      Sep 6, 2021
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 11:41am
      Jun 25, 2021
      Thanks to the trail gnomes for trimming back the overgrowth
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 11:02am
      Jun 13, 2021
      Lots of standing water, but otherwise running well.
      May 16, 2021 @ 11:36am
      May 16, 2021
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 9:29am
      Apr 25, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 491 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 947 rides
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      Photos

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      19 |
      Nov 18, 2020 @ 4:35pm
      Nov 18, 2020
      17 |
      Nov 17, 2020 @ 8:00pm
      Nov 17, 2020
      17 |
      Jun 15, 2020 @ 7:29pm
      Jun 15, 2020

      Routes with this trail

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      Loaves and Fishes - Hurt Ride race
      123 miles
      Benson Blue Loop
      5 miles
      EXTENSION TO GATEKEEPER
      17 miles
      Nainaimo good ride
      25 miles

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      A Must Ride Trail | Lower Gatekeeper, Nanaimo,...
      20 | Jul 6, 2021 , Nanaimo
      34 | Nov 17, 2020 , Nanaimo
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