4,010 ft
37 ft
-207 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
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
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  • Global Ranking

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, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Hootenanny mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -171 ft
  • Altitude min
    347 ft
  • Altitude max
    521 ft
  • Altitude start
    520 ft
  • Altitude end
    350 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    755 ft
  • Distance down
    2,848 ft
  • Distance flat
    329 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jan 14, 2018
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Hootenanny Trail Reports

Jan 14, 2018 @ 10:24pm
Jan 14, 2018
reporter Upper Hootenanny trail has been altered due to recent logging but is once again connected.
Jan 7, 2018 @ 8:46pm
Jan 7, 2018
reporter Lower Hootenanny now connects to Humility and is completely rideable. Upper Hootenanny is still covered in slash and not rideable yet.
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...
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Apr 7, 2016 @ 12:53pm
Apr 7, 2016
Hootenanny, Nanaimo
751 |
Oct 22, 2015 @ 3:29pm
Oct 22, 2015
Hootenanny, Nanaimo
865 |
Sep 18, 2015 @ 11:35am
Sep 18, 2015
Hootenanny, Nanaimo
270 |
Dec 14, 2014 @ 7:56pm
Dec 14, 2014
Hootenanny, Nanaimo

2 Reviews & Comments

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

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