5,000 ft
Distance
26 ft
Climb
-347 ft
Descent
00:09:42
Avg time

Merv's Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Bear Mountain
    Mission, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    May - Dec
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #76042 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #31826 in Trail Running
    • #17669 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 40 in Hiking

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

BR. SA110 access

This trail is unsanctioned.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Merv's mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -322 ft
  • Altitude min
    849 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,171 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,171 ft
  • Altitude end
    850 ft
  • Grade
    -6.4%
  • Grade max
    -43.5%
  • Grade min
    8.1%
  • Distance climb
    636 ft
  • Distance down
    4,311 ft
  • Distance flat
    52 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:16
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Status:
on Jun 24, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 3.2 (16 votes)
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      Merv's Trail Reports

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      Jun 24, 2024 @ 9:30am
      Jun 24, 2024
      Good dirt. A little over growth starting to happen. Tree across trail 2/3rd way down
      Mar 13, 2024 @ 1:04pm
      Mar 13, 2024
      Oct 23, 2023 @ 10:50am
      Oct 23, 2023
      Aug 31, 2023 @ 3:17pm
      Aug 31, 2023
      The Fire Chief’s order of closure of the Municipal Forest has been lifted, effective today. Reminder that the fire ban is still in effect
      Aug 24, 2023 @ 12:00am
      Aug 24, 2023
      reporter EXTREME FIRE DANGER! TRAILS CLOSED!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 72 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,001 rides
      • Last: Jul 20, 2024

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      Jun 9, 2023 @ 11:39pm
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      May 30, 2023 @ 4:26pm
      May 30, 2023
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      Nov 27, 2022 @ 3:42pm
      Nov 27, 2022
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      Mar 8, 2021 @ 6:38pm
      Mar 8, 2021

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