1,768 ft
Distance
28 ft
Climb
-175 ft
Descent
00:03:24
Avg time

Machete Blade Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    HammerFest
    Parksville, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #35085 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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Machete Blade is a 539 m popular blue singletrack trail located near Parksville British Columbia. This mountain bike primary trail can be used downhill primary and has a moderate overall physical rating. On average it takes 3 minutes to complete this trail.

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More Stats for Machete Blade mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -147 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,170 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,317 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,317 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,170 ft
  • Grade max
    -50.541%
  • Grade min
    40.85%
  • Distance climb
    179 ft
  • Distance down
    1,321 ft
  • Distance flat
    268 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:24
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Status:
on Jun 21, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.35 (6 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • 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

  • 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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      Machete Blade Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 148 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 696 rides
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      Photos

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      20 |
      Jul 4, 2019 @ 8:58pm
      Jul 4, 2019
      46 |
      Dec 5, 2017 @ 9:14pm
      Dec 5, 2017

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      2017 Island Cup Hammerfest Enduro race
      17 miles
      2017 HammerFest XC Race race
      5 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag adfam (Jan 13, 2018 at 16:45)
       Trail is clear and good to ride
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag VancouverIsland (Jun 11, 2019 at 17:06)
       I fixed certain sections of the trail close to the cliff edge uphill from the orange safety netting. Using skinny logs to fit between the trees that keep the cliff from eroding, I made a fence about bike height. Oh, and a few of the overhanging trees got pruned for tall people like me. Soil is dry like gin though.
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