2 miles
Distance
186 ft
Climb
-1,083 ft
Descent
00:38:35
Avg time

Microwave Details

  • Riding Area
    Gallagher Hill
    Powell River, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Global Ranking
    #40521 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Some hike-a-bike, rocky sections towards top and bottom. Portion of trail towards bottom is also Sunshine Coat Trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Microwave bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -898 ft
  • Altitude min
    197 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,143 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,133 ft
  • Altitude end
    235 ft
  • Grade
    -9.891%
  • Grade max
    -55.535%
  • Grade min
    24.495%
  • Distance climb
    1,745 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    846 ft
  • Avg time
    00:38:35
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Status:
on Sep 6, 2018
Dry
Avg: 2.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Primary
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  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Microwave Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Sep 6, 2018 @ 7:38pm
      Sep 6, 2018
      Trail is awesome in terms of terrain it navigates down which includes two rock outcrops with tons of arbutus trees. Definitely a hiking trail and...
      Aug 23, 2017 @ 10:44pm
      Aug 23, 2017
      Awesome old school technical downhill with a couple steep ascents thrown in as well, probably could have ridden them but just didn't have the legs...
      Jan 1, 2016 @ 5:33pm
      Jan 1, 2016
      reporter Trees down on middle portion and some areas in middle somewhat overgrown with vegetation.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      • 2 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 6, 2018 @ 7:38pm
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      Microwave, My City
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      Microwave, My City
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      Aug 23, 2017 @ 10:44pm
      Aug 23, 2017
      Microwave, My City

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag nickscott87 (Jun 11, 2017 at 12:16)
       Very steep and technical, more of a hiking trail, very overgrown just before it crosses microwave tower road heading down, great views from the top though...
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Kaesonbass (Dec 28, 2018 at 9:20)
       There are definitely some fun double black diamonds out there - however, this is one is not. While it is super scenic, the trail is a tight, awkward, winding descent down steep rocky terrain. There are smaller immovable rocks all throughout the steep tight corners easy to get hung up on, too awkward to roll through.
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