5,129 ft
80 ft
-247 ft
Avg time

Hootenanny Details

  • Riding area
    The Abyss / Extension Ridge
    Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking

Used mainly as a downhill trail coming from either the Abyss, Humility or Easy Peasy because it takes a rider to a well used parking lot off of Extension Road. This 1.5 km trail offers some very fast and technical sections. Climbing it has mainly been for the very fit but some new work is being done to make it a two way trail allowing easy access to either the Abyss, Humility or Easy Peasy

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, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Hootenanny mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -167 ft
  • Altitude min
    347 ft
  • Altitude max
    528 ft
  • Altitude start
    517 ft
  • Altitude end
    350 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,363 ft
  • Distance down
    3,311 ft
  • Distance flat
    377 ft
  • Avg time
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on Sep 21, 2017
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Hootenanny Trail Reports

Sep 21, 2017 @ 1:59pm
Sep 21, 2017
Aug 4, 2017 @ 11:56am
Aug 4, 2017
reporter Land Manager has closed this trail due to extreme fire risk. Please respect trail closures.
Apr 11, 2017 @ 9:48pm
Apr 11, 2017
Section by the parking lot is good. Furthest section from parking lot is logged and ain't great. There is a rideable trail, but it's over lots of...
Feb 18, 2017 @ 5:28pm
Feb 18, 2017
I was unable to find the start of the trail due to logging.
May 25, 2016 @ 7:33am
May 25, 2016
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Apr 7, 2016 @ 12:53pm
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Oct 22, 2015 @ 3:29pm
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Sep 18, 2015 @ 11:35am
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Dec 14, 2014 @ 7:56pm
Dec 14, 2014
Hootenanny, Nanaimo

1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag agnostic (Aug 20, 2017 at 13:06)
 Trail is gone, the area has been logged.

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