5,243 ft
Distance
498 ft
Climb
-88 ft
Descent
00:16:23
Avg time
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Long Way Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    The Bluff Receation Area
    Smithers, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #20540 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking

Alternate climb to the top. Fun climb with several bridges, lots of switchbacks, and flatter sections to give the ol' legs a small rest while climbing. Easier physically than Uptrack and more technically challenging/interesting. Primarily a climbing trail but can also be a fun downhill. Great down option from the top of the bluff for those seeking a more mellow descent.

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More Stats for Long Way mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    411 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,761 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,224 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,761 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,172 ft
  • Grade
    7.8%
  • Grade max
    -27.8%
  • Grade min
    63%
  • Distance climb
    3,862 ft
  • Distance down
    840 ft
  • Distance flat
    545 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:23
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:41
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Status:
on Jul 24, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4 (2 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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  • < 1 month
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • White
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  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Long Way Trail Reports

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      Jul 24, 2020 @ 5:19pm
      Jul 24, 2020
      reporter
      Lots of dirt work on lower portion of longway. We built two new berms, looks awesome out there!
      Jul 24, 2020 @ 5:16pm
      Jul 24, 2020
      Trail work was done with the intention of improving how Longway rides going down. Scraped and capped a small section uphill of a technical root...
      Jul 24, 2020 @ 10:36am
      Jul 24, 2020
      Four of us spent two hours fixing some drainage issues and capping a few eroded tread areas. Capped 3 sections of trail, redefined numerous cross...
      May 11, 2020 @ 6:00pm
      May 11, 2020
      Minor trail erosion after the rock roll was repaired.
      Apr 26, 2020 @ 7:17am
      Apr 26, 2020
      reporter We have decided to open trails despite persistent wetness and mud. Please respect that some trails remain closed and are signed as best as...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 13 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 243 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 389 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 24, 2020 @ 5:20pm
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      Jul 24, 2020 @ 5:19pm
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      Jul 24, 2020 @ 5:16pm
      Jul 24, 2020
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      May 24, 2020 @ 9:13am
      May 24, 2020

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