4,010 ft
Distance
37 ft
Climb
-207 ft
Descent
00:10:42
Avg time

Hootenanny Details

  • Riding Area
    The Abyss / Extension Ridge
    Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #21493 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Two way trail that offers challenging climb when travelling west and a fun down when heading east. Hootenanny connects to both Humility and the Abyss which allows the rider to avoid the lower pipeline road which is generally muddy and filled with massive puddles.

Access Info

From the east off of Pot Sticker you turn right where it crosses the gravel road under the power lines or if you are coming from the parking place on Extension Road you turn left where it crosses the gravel road under the power lines. Go up the gravel road under power lines for about 140 meters and the trail head is visible to the left.
From the Abyss you end up at a gravel road, turn left on it and go up the hill, turn right at the first spur road you see. follow it for 100 meters or so and then turn right on a small spur road. The trail is at the end.
From Humility and Easy Peasy you follow the trail down until you can see a trail crossing the trail, turn left to go downhill to bottom or turn right to go up to the Abyss

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

More Stats for Hootenanny bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -171 ft
  • Altitude min
    347 ft
  • Altitude max
    521 ft
  • Altitude start
    520 ft
  • Altitude end
    350 ft
  • Grade
    -4.259%
  • Grade max
    -22.69%
  • Grade min
    9.793%
  • Distance climb
    755 ft
  • Distance down
    2,848 ft
  • Distance flat
    329 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:26
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Status:
on Mar 8, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4 (2 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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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
  • 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
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      Directions to hootenanny trailhead (49.107134, -123.949342)
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      Hootenanny Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Mar 8, 2019 @ 11:12am
      Mar 8, 2019
      clear of some small blowdowns. a small amount of snow left on it
      Jan 30, 2019 @ 6:33pm
      Jan 30, 2019
      Dec 27, 2018 @ 5:34pm
      Dec 27, 2018
      reporter Hootenanny clear of blowdown. Get your Hootenanny on!
      Dec 26, 2018 @ 1:49am
      Dec 26, 2018
      Windthrow on lower part of trail right after bridge, will need power saw to clear
      Sep 26, 2018 @ 6:32pm
      Sep 26, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 33 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 108 rides
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      Photos

      more »
      183 |
      Apr 7, 2016 @ 12:53pm
      Apr 7, 2016
      850 |
      Oct 22, 2015 @ 3:29pm
      Oct 22, 2015
      952 |
      Sep 18, 2015 @ 11:35am
      Sep 18, 2015
      278 |
      Dec 14, 2014 @ 7:56pm
      Dec 14, 2014

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag agnostic (Aug 20, 2017 at 13:06)
       Trail is gone, the area has been logged.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag stickboy NMBC (Jan 7, 2018 at 20:45)
       Hootenanny is still there and rideable. I currently connects to Humility but will eventually connect over to the Abyss again.
      [Reply]

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