4,327 ft
Distance
90 ft
Climb
-335 ft
Descent
00:13:03
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Leave of Absence Trail
  • Rob Phoenix
    Builder
  • Rob Phoenix / Crew
    Maintainer

Leave of Absence Details

  • Riding Area
    Alice Lake & Highlands
    Squamish, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Preferred April to October
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Ladder Bridge, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #76 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2017

An intermediate / blue trail with some black options.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Leave of Absence bike 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
    00:13:03
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:59
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Status:
on Jan 13, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.55 (47 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Leave of Absence Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 13 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 765 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,568 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 16, 2018 @ 8:03am
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      Jun 12, 2017 @ 11:13pm
      Jun 12, 2017
      Leave of Absence, Squamish
      331 |
      Apr 19, 2017 @ 9:57pm
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      Leave of Absence, Squamish
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      Apr 14, 2017 @ 10:44pm
      Apr 14, 2017
      Leave of Absence, Squamish

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      Trail Products

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 5
      flag 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]
      • + 4
      flag 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]
      • + 1
      flag 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
      flag Jeffbourassa (Sep 7, 2017 at 16:48)
       Very dry... Some worn out spots... End of summer. Great trail
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Flow-Ryder (Jul 1, 2018 at 19:39)
       My favourite part of this trail are the corners and fast twisties
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      flag 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]

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