1,482 ft
Distance
20 ft
Climb
-125 ft
Descent
00:03:59
Avg time

Growler Grind Details

  • Riding Area
    Westwood
    Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #20030 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Built as a way to detour the original Old Stumpy riverbed trail, cyclists and foot traffic are encouraged to access Growler Grind from either end. From the top side, it's a quick descent with some tight turns that will heat up a mountain bike's brakes. As an uphill trail it earns the 'Grind' in it's name as it really gets the quads burning.

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

More Stats for Growler Grind bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -105 ft
  • Altitude min
    905 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,024 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,010 ft
  • Altitude end
    905 ft
  • Grade
    -7.062%
  • Grade max
    -18.58%
  • Grade min
    12.145%
  • Distance climb
    264 ft
  • Distance down
    1,129 ft
  • Distance flat
    90 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:59
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:05
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Status:
on Jan 12, 2019
Wet
Avg: 3.8 (5 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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  • > 80%
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  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Growler Grind Trail Reports

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      Jan 12, 2019 @ 12:23pm
      Jan 12, 2019
      Trees cleared thank you Trail Fairies ????‍♂️
      Dec 27, 2018 @ 6:09pm
      Dec 27, 2018
      Multiple trees down since storm. Chainsaw work required
      Dec 27, 2018 @ 6:08pm
      Dec 27, 2018
      Multiple trees down from last storm. Chainsaw work required.
      Dec 15, 2018 @ 1:15pm
      Dec 15, 2018
      2x blowdown trees
      Nov 20, 2018 @ 12:31pm
      Nov 20, 2018
      Good condition, no issues.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 174 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
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      • 1,011 rides
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      Dec 25, 2018 @ 9:57am
      Dec 25, 2018
      Growler Grind, Nanaimo

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      Westwood | Vancouver Island | Genius 720
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