1 miles
Distance
255 ft
Climb
-427 ft
Descent
00:16:12
Avg time

Mel's Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Burnaby Mountain / SFU
    Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    year round
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #17872 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    City of Burnaby

Generally an XC trail. Light to moderate climbs and descents. Starts on University drive and traverses along the south side of the mountain. Connects to popular trails- Nicole's and Gear Jammer and ends at the bottom of Trans-Canada trail

Access Info

Trail head on highway.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Mel's Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -171 ft
  • Altitude min
    746 ft
  • Altitude max
    979 ft
  • Altitude start
    918 ft
  • Altitude end
    746 ft
  • Grade
    -2.785%
  • Grade max
    -74.397%
  • Grade min
    30.016%
  • Distance climb
    2,292 ft
  • Distance down
    3,633 ft
  • Distance flat
    230 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:33
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Status:
on Nov 5, 2018
Wet
Avg: 3.3 (31 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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 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
Directions to mel-s-trail-3172 trailhead (49.272300, -122.913810)
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Mel's Trail Trail Reports

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Nov 5, 2018 @ 9:18pm
Nov 5, 2018
Super wet in spots, last section is basically a blown out river
Oct 21, 2018 @ 11:50am
Oct 21, 2018
Jul 29, 2018 @ 1:49pm
Jul 29, 2018
Three of us moved the tree mostly off the trail and you can walk/ride trough now. Still requires a bit of cleanup though.
Jul 29, 2018 @ 1:48pm
Jul 29, 2018
Three of us moved the tree off the trail so you can hike or ride through again. Still not perfect though, but passable.
Jul 28, 2018 @ 5:56pm
Jul 28, 2018
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail Looked like natural fall. But I cleared some of it and left parallel to the trail. Too heavy and...
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Photos

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8 |
Oct 9, 2018 @ 8:25pm
Oct 9, 2018
Mel's Trail, Burnaby
13 |
Oct 9, 2018 @ 8:25pm
Oct 9, 2018
Mel's Trail, Burnaby
110 |
Jun 12, 2017 @ 10:49pm
Jun 12, 2017
Mel's Trail, Burnaby
114 |
Jun 12, 2017 @ 10:49pm
Jun 12, 2017
Mel's Trail, Burnaby

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