2,191 ft
Distance
4 ft
Climb
-488 ft
Descent
00:04:24
Avg time

Gatekeeper (Upper) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    South Benson / Wolf Mountain
    Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Snow level dependent
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #13811 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2017
  • Land Manager
    island timerlands

Newer addition to Gatekeeper. It has a couple of moderate steeps with berms and some non committing jumps. One mild step down jump about half way down. A stiff blue but not quite a black trail. Nice views of the coast in both directions.

Access Info

Access off 142 main spur at the old wolf mountain mine site. Climb is tough until the first turn where it levels out

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

Disclaimer

Unsanctioned trail. Please be respectful of logging operations and give clear right of way to vehicles.

More Stats for Gatekeeper (Upper) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -484 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,388 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,873 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,873 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,388 ft
  • Grade
    -22.105%
  • Grade max
    -44.545%
  • Grade min
    -8.968%
  • Distance climb
    18 ft
  • Distance down
    2,172 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:24
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Status:
on Oct 24, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.3 (7 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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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Gatekeeper (Upper) Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 24, 2019 @ 6:38pm
      Oct 24, 2019
      Aug 1, 2019 @ 12:01am
      Aug 1, 2019
      Jul 13, 2019 @ 12:44pm
      Jul 13, 2019
      Probably a touch dry at the moment. Wasn't worth the extra climb compared to how mint Gatekeeper is.
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 8:22am
      Jul 1, 2019
      Lots of lose rocks
      Jun 11, 2019 @ 6:10pm
      Jun 11, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 54 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 229 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      Nov 14, 2019 @ 5:35pm
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      Nov 14, 2019 @ 5:34pm
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      Nov 14, 2019 @ 5:33pm
      Nov 14, 2019
      13 |
      Nov 14, 2019 @ 5:32pm
      Nov 14, 2019

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Braduro 2018
      11 miles
      2018 VI All MTB Championships Intermediate Enduro Course race
      14 miles
      Ride Nanaimo - 24hrs
      117 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag wtroost (Aug 14, 2018 at 0:03)
       Definitely should be rated black. Fun trail though. Super steep and technical at the top and flow at the bottom.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag robcartwheel (Jul 13, 2019 at 16:04)
       Definitely not a blue entrance, but not really a black trail start to finish either.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag dirtworship (Sep 30, 2019 at 9:13)
       Meh, there are better options in the area. Not really worth the 142 spur road climb. Lower gateceeper is much better, tie in Flanders and Max Power for some great riding. Definitely agree with the black rating: loose rocks to navigate, and the steep entrance would discourage intermediate riders.
      [Reply]

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