1 miles
Distance
255 ft
Climb
-427 ft
Descent
00:15:58
Avg time

Mel's Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #17872 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • 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
    00:15:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:33
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Status:
on Jul 21, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.4 (34 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
Trail Ridden Direction
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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
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
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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
  • 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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      Mel's Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 21, 2019 @ 7:09pm
      Jul 21, 2019
      Big tree down across middle of trail. Needs chainsaw.
      Jul 21, 2019 @ 6:49pm
      Jul 21, 2019
      Treee down across the trail. Need a chainsaw
      Jul 21, 2019 @ 6:48pm
      Jul 21, 2019
      Tree down. Needs a chainsaw
      Jul 21, 2019 @ 2:10pm
      Jul 21, 2019
      Tree down across trail
      Jul 10, 2019 @ 8:20am
      Jul 10, 2019
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 154 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,027 rides
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      Photos

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      15 |
      May 23, 2019 @ 5:58pm
      May 23, 2019
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      May 23, 2019 @ 5:58pm
      May 23, 2019
      15 |
      May 23, 2019 @ 5:58pm
      May 23, 2019
      14 |
      May 23, 2019 @ 5:58pm
      May 23, 2019

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