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2 miles
323 ft
-701 ft
Avg time

Huge Ribbon Details

  • Riding area
    Mt. Work Regional Park
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

The grinder on this map is more of a cross country trail. It has some up and some down hill but is quite rocky. There is another very advanced grinder trail that is not recommended for a cross country bike. It is a hard downhill trail with mandatory drops, rock faces, and gap jumps. It is old so a lot of the jumps are still there but in very bad condition. This trail is not on the map but it comes out on south ridge with a step down onto a rock face. But there are 2 grinder trails. one is a long xc trail and one is a dh trail. The one with the gps data here is the xc one. I would not even rccomend the dh trail with a dh bike as it is in very bad condition.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Huge Ribbon mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -377 ft
  • Altitude min
    816 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,351 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,194 ft
  • Altitude end
    816 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,785 ft
  • Distance down
    5,110 ft
  • Distance flat
    588 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Aug 17, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4.4 (10 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to huge-ribbon trailhead (48.535790, -123.478080)
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Huge Ribbon Trail Reports

Aug 17, 2018 @ 11:00pm
Aug 17, 2018
Trails running well.. dusty and loose in spots...
Nov 16, 2017 @ 8:33am
Nov 16, 2017
Large tree down across trail between Mons and Breathless. Walk around is possible. Flowing streams on trail between Mons and Southridge....
Nov 6, 2017 @ 3:51pm
Nov 6, 2017
Snow covered
Apr 22, 2017 @ 11:00pm
Apr 22, 2017
Small mud pits in the usual spots
Apr 17, 2017 @ 5:19pm
Apr 17, 2017
All fallen trees are clear. Great conditions.
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Aug 17, 2018 @ 11:10pm
Aug 17, 2018
Huge Ribbon, Vancouver
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Mar 18, 2018 @ 1:04pm
Mar 18, 2018
Huge Ribbon, Victoria
35 |
Nov 6, 2017 @ 3:51pm
Nov 6, 2017
Huge Ribbon, Victoria
277 |
Jul 19, 2016 @ 9:59am
Jul 19, 2016
Huge Ribbon, Victoria

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8 Reviews & Comments

  • + 2
flag highrocker1298 (Jan 6, 2015 at 13:45)
 I agree with most of the changes to the Grinder trail description. The other, more difficult Grinder trail I believe was called "Secret" trail by some. Likely because of the bigger, unsanctioned features that they were building there more than 10 years ago. As described, there are some larger gap jumps with sketchy run-ins, sniper landings, some with significant consequences. I have not been up there in a few years, but it was in very rough shape with the hard hits being made dangerous through disrepair. I think the main Grinder trail on the map deserves to be single black diamond because it is. Once someone uploads the GPS tracks for the "Secret" trail, then that trail should deservedly be be double or even trible black diamond. BTW, there's a great viewpoint from the top of "Secret" trail.
  • + 3
flag keeqan (Jan 6, 2015 at 16:41)
 I was up there a couple of weeks ago and there was really only one jump in un-rideable condition. I also have always known the DH trail as 'Grinders' and this XC loop as 'Huge Ribbon' but I think its better that the real Grinders isn't on the map anyway.
  • + 4
flag highrocker1298 (Jan 6, 2015 at 16:47)
 Concur with keeping it off the map.
The VI Freak Maps book calls the XC loop Grinder. Maybe we could call the gnarly trail Grinders DH? Whatever.
  • + 2
flag keeqan (Jan 7, 2015 at 9:57)
 Best to keep up some continuity with the map book then as it is really well done. Not too worried about what people call it as long as it stays loose and fun.
  • + 2
flag tashi (Feb 5, 2016 at 10:14)
 This trail is Huge Ribbon, I think it's named after Hugh.

The Grinder's full name is Captian Hindgrinder, it's named after a porn. I personally don't think it should be mapped as it's not legal (out of the MTB park) and could use a bit of work to be ready for the pampered masses.
  • + 1
flag reedholden (May 22, 2017 at 20:43)
 Love this trail. Likely my favorite in the park gnarly ups and downs. Lots of rock features and tech climbs. Easy to link with hot cherry, and over to spacecraft and mother hucker for a great loop.
  • + 1
flag SIMBSTrailsDirector SIMBS (May 22, 2017 at 20:49)
 Spacecraft? Where is that? Do you mean Small Craft Warning?
  • + 0
flag JoelTGM (Jul 10, 2018 at 22:15)
 I guess I found the dh trail by accident because I was having a blast only to realize I was way off the map. It was my first time riding this trail so I guess keep your eye on the map or you might get lost like I did. I had to get to a doctors appointment so I ended up cutting back through because I had no idea how far it would take me. Best trail at hartland imo.

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