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
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Jump, Gap Jump
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • 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, Ride 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) mountain 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 Sep 9, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.5 (6 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to gatekeeper-upper trailhead (49.117159, -124.021402)
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Gatekeeper (upper) Trail Reports

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Sep 9, 2018 @ 4:31pm
Sep 9, 2018
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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.
Jul 3, 2018 @ 7:09pm
Jul 3, 2018
Too much dry. Also I think it is graded incorrectly, the upper portions are steep and loose enough this should probably be a black diamond.
Jun 13, 2018 @ 4:39pm
Jun 13, 2018
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Jun 14, 2018 @ 8:56pm
Jun 14, 2018
Gatekeeper (upper), Nanaimo
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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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Gatekeeper - South BENSON
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