4,327 ft
Distance
90 ft
Climb
-335 ft
Descent
00:15:37
Avg time
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Leave of Absence Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Observed Trials
  • Riding Area
    Alice Lake & Highlands
    Squamish, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (5 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Preferred April to October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Ladder Bridge, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #42 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1679 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Observed Trials
  • Year Opened
    2017

An intermediate / blue trail with some black options.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Leave of Absence mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -245 ft
  • Altitude min
    906 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,168 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,152 ft
  • Altitude end
    907 ft
  • Grade
    -5.672%
  • Grade max
    -35.903%
  • Grade min
    14.465%
  • Distance climb
    1,286 ft
  • Distance down
    2,424 ft
  • Distance flat
    617 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:37
  • Avg reverse time
    00:17:28
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Status:
on Sep 24, 2021
Variable
Avg: 4.65 (84 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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      Leave of Absence Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 24, 2021 @ 4:21pm
      Sep 24, 2021
      reporter Sorca trail crew did work on trail near the end
      Sep 16, 2021 @ 12:26pm
      Sep 16, 2021
      Tree down
      Aug 23, 2021 @ 3:06pm
      Aug 23, 2021
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 7:12am
      Aug 14, 2021
      Jul 18, 2021 @ 10:49am
      Jul 18, 2021
      Nice but on the dry side
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 37 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 2,377 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 8,804 rides
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      Jun 12, 2017 @ 11:13pm
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      Apr 19, 2017 @ 9:57pm
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      Apr 14, 2017 @ 10:44pm
      Apr 14, 2017

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      Trail Products

      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 6
      ModularSynth (Apr 11, 2017 at 14:09)
       Wow long, fast and flowy! Despite this being a blue trail there are 4-5 spots through out the trail where you can challenge yourself with a black diamond alternate route for each technical section, i love that. Also some well crafted wood bridges and a few smallish rock slabs to roll out on.

      A big thank you to Rob phoenix and all the volunteers and sponsors who whipped this trail into shape in such a short time (given the rather long cold and snow heavy winter we had).

      Really a great trail for just about any level rider that was definitely needed in this part of Alice lake.
      [Reply]
      • + 5
      sidecut (Apr 11, 2017 at 20:49)
       Great work trailbuilders! Excellent mix of flowy trail with some optional harder features, little ups and fun downs, and beautiful scenery. A great addition to the network and so much fun to go for a ride on its opening day!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      gofishyfishy (Sep 6, 2017 at 20:02)
       This is an amazing trails! Modularsynth's description is great. As a newer rider it was nice to check out and ride some more technical areas while on a very flowy ride. Thank you builders!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Jeffbourassa (Sep 7, 2017 at 16:48)
       Very dry... Some worn out spots... End of summer. Great trail
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Flow-Ryder (Jul 1, 2018 at 19:39)
       My favourite part of this trail are the corners and fast twisties
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      • + 0
      BlueBaron97 (Sep 19, 2018 at 17:40)
       The trail is simply awsome, obviously a lot lot of work and thought have been put into it, but it is a black diamond trail. There is nothing intermediate or blue about this trail. Beware.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      rphoenix (Apr 27, 2019 at 8:14)
       Previously posted on Bike Squamish as an FYI; (Photos added in photos). Cheers and feel free to vote on this trail if you liked it. Thanks RP

      In case you didn’t know I built LOA a couple of seasons ago. I volunteer my time maintaining this trail and others I’ve had a hand in. I like too and don’t expect anything from it. So having said that I have made a small change to the first tech feature. This takes out that double thump feeling and doesn’t scrub your speed. It’s an improvement. I’m not dumbing it down as some will assume, I have smartened it up. I’m posting this as heads up when you roll into it. You still have the little drop at the bottom so pay attention. This feature will still be black for a lot of riders and probably quite green for others like myself. I probably had about 10 people of all levels ride it today and they quite liked the change. I’ll post some bonus time lapse of the install after this. Cheers Enjoy and somebody go get Goldie’s KOM!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Edu888 (Aug 16, 2019 at 14:56)
       Basically Rupert but easier with less climbs. Good as an introduction to rock rolls along with Rupert
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