5 miles
Distance
883 ft
Climb
-971 ft
Descent
01:07:44
Avg time
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Menzies Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 35 in Trail Running
    • 20 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 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
    01:07:44
  • Avg reverse time
    01:29:44
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Status:
on May 24, 2020
Variable
Avg: 3.75 (4 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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  • 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
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  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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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      Menzies Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 24, 2020 @ 6:18am
      May 24, 2020
      reporter
      Apr 8, 2020 @ 4:32pm
      Apr 8, 2020
      BC Parks closure due to COVID-19 [L=https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020ENV0019-000645]https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020ENV0019-000645[/L]
      Apr 3, 2020 @ 4:45pm
      Apr 3, 2020
      reporter Closure Date: April 3, 2020 Access by the public is not permitted until further notice. All trails, roads, day-use areas, beaches, lakes and...
      Apr 3, 2020 @ 4:37pm
      Apr 3, 2020
      reporter GE park completely closed due to Covid 19 Pandemic
      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.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 7 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 29 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      Half Goggins
      21 miles

      Trail Products

      3 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Somuchmud (Aug 15, 2020 at 17:52)
       Rode south to north. But we decided to bail out at the road crossing and go back to the beach for lake fun. Totalled a 15KM loop from the south beach parking lot. The trail is beat up, need lots of work, and the beach was more fun. But it is a cool area for exploring and if you want to adventure you''l have fun.

      This route as so much potential but its pretty rough and a lot of your hard earned climbs are discounted by loose rock infested technical descents. My riding partner was a brave 13 year old beginner who learned to "hike a bike" to "pick a clean line" and avoid all those loose "baby heads".

      We both had fun. But there is more fun out there.

      Important not if you ride back on the road beware the speeding campers. Crazy drivers, pissed me right off.
      [Reply]

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