3,069 ft
Distance
5 ft
Climb
-649 ft
Descent
00:08:02
Avg time

Meat Draw Details

  • Riding Area
    South Benson
    Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    March-Nov, depends on snow level
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #10974 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Fun Steep downhill that winds between mossy bluffs. Some challenging rock faces. Combine with Uterbraten and Rollercoaster, to make a fun downhill loop with great views of Nanaimo and Coast Mountains.

Access Info

Access off Nanaimo lakes road and 142 main logging road. Ride up Bottle Drive to avoid pavement and continue up 142 logging road.

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

More Stats for Meat Draw bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -644 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,769 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,413 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,413 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,769 ft
  • Grade
    -20.981%
  • Grade max
    -42.888%
  • Grade min
    11.222%
  • Distance climb
    44 ft
  • Distance down
    2,996 ft
  • Distance flat
    29 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:02
  • Avg reverse time
    00:24:14
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Status:
on Jan 30, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.5 (16 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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Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • 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 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
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  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Meat Draw Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 30, 2019 @ 5:54pm
      Jan 30, 2019
      reporter Clear of snow and windfall, a couple minor changes but good to go!
      Nov 7, 2018 @ 10:23am
      Nov 7, 2018
      reporter
      Oct 21, 2018 @ 3:48pm
      Oct 21, 2018
      Dry and good to go
      Sep 9, 2018 @ 4:31pm
      Sep 9, 2018
      reporter
      Sep 9, 2018 @ 4:30pm
      Sep 9, 2018
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 76 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 400 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      Meat Draw, Nanaimo
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      Jul 25, 2016 @ 8:48pm
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      Meat Draw, Nanaimo
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      Jul 25, 2016 @ 8:14pm
      Jul 25, 2016
      Meat Draw, Nanaimo

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      2018 VI All Mountain Bike Championships Expert Enduro Course race
      16 miles
      PDJAF p/b Nanaimo -- Mt. Benson
      10 miles
      The Variety Pack
      12 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag chubby5000 (Jun 15, 2018 at 10:57)
       Easy peasy lemon squeezy goodness with a pile of long off camber slabs that'll test your nerves or bone strength if it's wet. Good good fun.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag zinedith (Aug 14, 2018 at 22:05)
       Amazing trail with lots of different rock feature... Amazing flow! Loved it!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag MarcioFranco (Oct 21, 2018 at 20:56)
       Sweet as! All I was looking for! Challenging and fun to roll.
      [Reply]

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