4,794 ft
Distance
-438 ft
Descent
00:08:42
Avg time

Gatekeeper Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    South Benson
    Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Gap Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #12336 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2016

Flow type trail with nice berms and fun small jumps. Please use E&M Express to climb.

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

More Stats for Gatekeeper bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -438 ft
  • Altitude min
    949 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,387 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,387 ft
  • Altitude end
    949 ft
  • Grade
    -9.143%
  • Grade max
    -15.386%
  • Grade min
    -2.71%
  • Distance down
    4,794 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:44
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Status:
on Oct 26, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.5 (12 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • 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
  • 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 Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 559 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 783 rides
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      Photos

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      Jan 16, 2019 @ 8:02pm
      Jan 16, 2019
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      Jan 16, 2019 @ 7:24pm
      Jan 16, 2019

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag glfmkg CTSS (Jun 18, 2018 at 9:55)
       Please don't climb up this trail. There is an climbing trail or use the road; climbing this trail is dangerous. This trails is downhill and riders come down fast. It is a matter of time that accident will happen with riders going up this trail.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      flag Gla55Brakr (Oct 6, 2018 at 21:27)
       FYI this is a two way trail. It is a great climbing trail to get to the Simpsons, so there are riders going both directions. As with any other trail, be aware of your souroundings. There may be deer, other riders, hikers, runners, or fallen trees in your path.
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      • + 1
      flag dirtworship (Sep 30, 2019 at 9:18)
       Trail is in great shape right now, perfect dirt. Rode down the trail, there are a few fun kickers to hit. Seems like a decent climbing trail as well. There is a sign at the bottom to warn climbers to watch for oncoming riders, so I'd say its a 2 direction trail. The other climbing option, E&M, is also nice but requires much more fire road climbing as well. Both are good options IMO.
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