3,558 ft
Distance
00:06:24
Avg time

Grand Chasm Details

  • Riding area
    Trowbridge Forest
    Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-Oct
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Ladder Bridge, Rock Face
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1274

Originally built in the the mid 90's the area around Grand Chasm has seen significant changes over the years and multiple lines developed as local riders looked to take advantage of the terrain and natural features around the heart of the old mines.

In 2011 the local mountain bike club, in consultation with IMBA representatives, started to redevelop and align the trails in order to improve flow, length and sustainability of the trail. After nearly 4 years of work the final produce was unveiled and a new 1.1km signature trail was opened in Shuniah Mines. Riders are now treated to a true flow trail with long sweeping sections, bermed corners, and plenty of optional tech features including; a ladder bridge, roll-able jumps and rock features. The new trail takes advantage of modern trail building techniques, while still maintaining the "old school" feel.

*New for 2016*
Due to the closures of old mine shafts in the area by the city of Thunder Bay, the top portion of Grand Chasm has required significant re-routing. Local builders with the support of the city have been given the opportunity to complete the first machine built section of trail in Shuniah Mines. Expected to open when work is completed in the spring of 2016, the new top portion of the trail will contain some of the largest XC features every constructed in the trail system.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Grand Chasm mountain bike trail
  • Altitude min
    899 ft
  • Altitude max
    900 ft
  • Altitude start
    900 ft
  • Altitude end
    900 ft
  • Grade max
    -0.445%
  • Grade min
    0.728%
  • Avg time
    00:06:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:48
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Status:
on Jan 15, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Grand Chasm Trail Reports

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Jan 15, 2018 @ 7:33am
Jan 15, 2018
reporter About 15cm of fresh snow everywhere.
Dec 19, 2017 @ 8:27am
Dec 19, 2017
reporter 2 inches of fresh snow overnight. Lower tire pressures are a must.
Dec 18, 2017 @ 6:59am
Dec 18, 2017
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Dec 11, 2017 @ 5:48am
Dec 11, 2017
reporter Cleared, packed and ready to ride.
Dec 5, 2017 @ 7:43am
Dec 5, 2017
reporter Lots of fresh snow! It's likely slow going.
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Aug 9, 2016 @ 7:52am
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Aug 9, 2016 @ 7:51am
Aug 9, 2016
Grand Chasm, Thunder Bay

Routes with this trail

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Shuniah FORTY Miner race
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