5 miles
Distance
883 ft
Climb
-971 ft
Descent
01:17:26
Avg time

Menzies Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Golden Ears Provincial Park
    Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #32032 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • OSM Way

Multi-use trail that allows mountain biking, horses, and hiking. 9 kilometres one way. Fun traditional cross country trail. Depending on the direction greatly changes the trail.

To bike "up" the trail from Mill Creek would be a real downhill trail. Lots of fun technical rock gardens and small dropoffs.

From the Gold creek parking lot, this trail is a grunter. I can only describe the one 5k stretch at the end as "five peaks". 5 technical climbs that are fun, and brutal. Quite a little gem I think I will hit a few times. Parts of this direction make you wonder how it could be called a blue, until you hit five peaks.

Front to back, would be about 18k of single track loamy goodness. Worthy trail if you are looking for some good solid single track.

Access Info

Menzies Trail can be ridden in both directions with trail heads near the Park headquarters (Mike Lake Road) and at the Gold Creek parking lot.

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More Stats for Menzies Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -88 ft
  • Altitude min
    591 ft
  • Altitude max
    982 ft
  • Altitude start
    716 ft
  • Altitude end
    628 ft
  • Grade max
    -45.539%
  • Grade min
    29.257%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,960 ft
  • Avg time
    01:17:26
  • Avg reverse time
    01:13:42
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Status:
on Aug 17, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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      Menzies Trail Trail Reports

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      Aug 17, 2018 @ 6:39pm
      Aug 17, 2018
      Nice little ride, some wash out spots you can ride most of them, just a couple had to carry bike across.
      Jun 2, 2018 @ 6:36pm
      Jun 2, 2018
      Fun traditional cross country trail. Depending on the direction greatly changes the trail. To bike "up" the trail from Mill Creek would be a real...
      Jun 12, 2017 @ 11:35am
      Jun 12, 2017
      There is some overgrowth along some sections on the trail. Still bikable, but if there was a bear on the trail you would not see it until you hit it.
      Jun 11, 2017 @ 10:04pm
      Jun 11, 2017
      Some portions are eroded by horses but generally it's pretty clear. There are also issues where some spots have very deep mud that you will get...
      Sep 16, 2016 @ 1:46pm
      Sep 16, 2016
      reporter Southern portion is very eroded and damaged by horses. Parts are unsuitable for cyclists. Trails improves as you ride North.
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag gnatinator (Aug 7, 2016 at 2:29)
       First 1/3 of trail from Park HQ is rock garden uphill, cool lookout point, latter 2/3'rds fairly enjoyable XC trail.

      Lots of small waterfalls and features.
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      • + 0
      flag Sk8t (Aug 5, 2018 at 8:11)
       Best ridden south to north (and you can continue all the way up to the Lower Falls on).

      A trail in need of some intervention; entrance/ascent at Mike’s side is crushed limestone which gives way to a nice XC double and single track, with sections of baby head cobbles, the worst of which require hike-a-bike.

      Too rough for a gravel bike and too XC for AM, maybe best riden on a hard tail—intermitten cobbles and hike-a-bikes break up a potentially nice trail that would make for a good green intro trail for new riders with some legs for cardio and endurance.
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