4,327 ft
Distance
90 ft
Climb
-335 ft
Descent
00:13:45
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Leave of Absence Trail
  • Rob Phoenix
    Builder
  • Rob Phoenix / Crew
    Maintainer

Leave of Absence Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Alice Lake & Highlands
    Squamish, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • 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 [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 55 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
    00:13:45
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:59
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Status:
on Oct 13, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.65 (60 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Videos
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LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • 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
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Leave of Absence Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 1:53pm
      Oct 13, 2019
      reporter
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 5:59pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      Deadfall was gone. Trail has spots of mud but running great
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 12:13pm
      Oct 9, 2019
      Deadfall across trail at top - otherwise running great. Props to trail builders
      Oct 5, 2019 @ 9:49am
      Oct 5, 2019
      reporter
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 10:26am
      Oct 4, 2019
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 28 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 2,207 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,568 rides
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      Photos

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      16 |
      Aug 30, 2019 @ 1:02am
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      213 |
      Jun 12, 2017 @ 11:13pm
      Jun 12, 2017
      410 |
      Apr 19, 2017 @ 9:57pm
      Apr 19, 2017
      545 |
      Apr 14, 2017 @ 10:44pm
      Apr 14, 2017

      Trail Lists

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      Trail Products

      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 6
      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]
      • + 5
      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]
      • + 2
      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]
      • + 1
      flag Flow-Ryder (Jul 1, 2018 at 19:39)
       My favourite part of this trail are the corners and fast twisties
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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]
      • + 1
      flag 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
      flag Edu888 (Aug 16, 2019 at 14:56)
       Basically Rupert but easier with less climbs. Good as an introduction to rock rolls along with Rupert
      [Reply]

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