1 mile
Distance
78 ft
Climb
-822 ft
Descent
00:20:31
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Knob Gobbler Trail
  • Easton
    Easton

    since 2015
    Sponsor
  • past supporters

Knob Gobbler Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Sumas Mountain
    Abbotsford, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #1136 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking

Be sure to visit the lookout at the top, before heading down Knob Located just before reaching the tower at the summit of Sumas Mountain (elevation 3000 ft approx.) Trail features some fast sections, mixed with technical areas more suitable for advance riders including a few steep sections, rocks, and roots and a few nice rock rolls or drops. Some peddling required, especially at the beginning.

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More Stats for Knob Gobbler mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -743 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,209 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,969 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,969 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,226 ft
  • Grade
    -10.82%
  • Grade max
    -116.806%
  • Grade min
    45.383%
  • Distance climb
    1,144 ft
  • Distance down
    5,071 ft
  • Distance flat
    655 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:27:50
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Status:
on Sep 21, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4.1 (41 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Knob Gobbler Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 21, 2020 @ 1:29pm
      Sep 21, 2020
      Some root sections are very slippery.
      Sep 14, 2020 @ 5:31pm
      Sep 14, 2020
      recent rain has turned the roots and rock slippery once again
      Aug 17, 2020 @ 3:02pm
      Aug 17, 2020
      Bottom section getting overgrown
      Aug 7, 2020 @ 10:08am
      Aug 7, 2020
      Lots of slippery roots, especially up top
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 11:10am
      Jul 12, 2020
      Upper Knob is very wet with lots of mud. Gets better after half way point.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 217 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,118 rides
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      Photos

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      Jan 28, 2019 @ 7:55am
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      Nov 4, 2016 @ 3:58pm
      Nov 4, 2016
      476 |
      Nov 4, 2016 @ 3:57pm
      Nov 4, 2016

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      Trail Products

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag javagurl1569 (May 22, 2018 at 17:30)
       Good technical giggle, would not recommend riding up, down is fun
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag lostlunchbox (May 22, 2018 at 20:04)
       It's a downhill only trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag ridestuff (Aug 21, 2019 at 20:13)
       This trail was a blast to ride. Combined with Squidline, you get a wicked fun combo of tech-gnar followed by Mach chicken speed!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag b1gd0m (Apr 21, 2020 at 17:20)
       No matter how hard I try I cannot bring myself to enjoy this trail. Next to no flow, one punchy climb after the next. Some fun little sections few and far between. Do not recommend. Go ride Time killer.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag jostafew (Aug 3, 2020 at 23:46)
       I enjoyed this a lot. Rocks, roots, steeps, and some loam near the top. Little bit of pedaling required, not enough to dampen the mood, just a good technical descent.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag skuntor (Aug 27, 2020 at 18:01)
       Really grown on the top section.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag jmsjns (Sep 6, 2020 at 19:31)
       Neither fast nor flowy
      Scores high on jank/tech-gnar
      [Reply]

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