1 miles
Distance
472 ft
Climb
-97 ft
Descent
00:04:42
Avg time

Merv's Details

  • Riding area
    Bear Mountain
    Mission, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Season
    May - Dec
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking

Merv's is a great trail for any hiker, rider of any level. It adds on some length for what amounts to a nice quick loop from the Saunders road parking lot. It sends down through a forest of close small trees, then goes into the river walls as you decends into the creek crossing, a nice hardy short climb back to the top for another sweet decent back into the parking lot. It's a day hiker for some elderly folks, and a fun little addition to anyone looking to add length to their climb. Check Little Death if you are up for the challenge of a much more steep decent, that joins with Merv's at the lower half.
Avoid during and after wet weather. The lower section floods and will hold water/mud in the trail trench for weeks.

Access Info

Saunders Road

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Merv's mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    374 ft
  • Altitude min
    770 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,144 ft
  • Altitude start
    770 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,144 ft
  • Grade
    6.614%
  • Grade max
    -26.08%
  • Grade min
    39.645%
  • Distance climb
    3,976 ft
  • Distance down
    963 ft
  • Distance flat
    721 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:17
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Status:
on Jul 15, 2018
Dry
Avg: 2.9 (11 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to merv-s-2752 trailhead (49.181290, -122.311470)
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Merv's Trail Reports

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Jul 15, 2018 @ 11:00am
2 days
reporter The DoM Forestry Dept has advised we are in moderate fire hazard rating. It would be wise at this point to restrict saw work to only before 1pm....
Apr 10, 2018 @ 3:53pm
Apr 10, 2018
Tree down
Jan 29, 2018 @ 9:25pm
Jan 29, 2018
Flooding across the trail near the bottom
Jan 14, 2018 @ 5:09pm
Jan 14, 2018
Tree down near end of trail about 5" thick
Jan 9, 2018 @ 2:42pm
Jan 9, 2018
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Jun 16, 2018 @ 9:10pm
Jun 16, 2018
Merv's, My City
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Oct 29, 2015 @ 11:58am
Oct 29, 2015
Merv's, Vancouver
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Oct 29, 2015 @ 11:58am
Oct 29, 2015
Merv's, Vancouver
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Oct 29, 2015 @ 11:58am
Oct 29, 2015
Merv's, Vancouver

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