2,191 ft
Distance
4 ft
Climb
-488 ft
Descent
00:05:02
Avg time

Gatekeeper (upper) Details

  • Riding Area
    South Benson
    Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • 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
  • Season
    snow level dependent
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Gap Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #13811 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 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
    00:05:02
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Status:
on Jan 22, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Gatekeeper (upper) Trail Reports

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      Jan 22, 2019 @ 11:36am
      Jan 22, 2019
      Trail is clear top to bottom. But Moto's have been using the trail. Keep an eye out as their was a few big rocks that have been dislodged and in...
      Dec 3, 2018 @ 11:16am
      Dec 3, 2018
      reporter
      Sep 9, 2018 @ 4:31pm
      Sep 9, 2018
      reporter
      Sep 9, 2018 @ 4:30pm
      Sep 9, 2018
      reporter
      Jul 23, 2018 @ 12:25am
      Jul 23, 2018
      reporter Land Manager has closed this trail due to extreme fire risk. Please respect trail closures.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 65 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 229 rides
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      Photos

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      36 |
      Jun 14, 2018 @ 8:56pm
      Jun 14, 2018
      Gatekeeper (upper), Nanaimo
      34 |
      Jun 2, 2018 @ 6:05pm
      Jun 2, 2018
      Gatekeeper (upper), Nanaimo

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      2018 VI All MTB Championships Intermediate Enduro Course race
      14 miles
      Braduro 2018
      11 miles

      1 Review & 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.
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