1,912 ft
Distance
98 ft
Climb
-223 ft
Descent
00:06:08
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Mindbender Trail
  • SIMBS

Mindbender Details

  • Riding Area
    Hartland Mountain Bike Park
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #37172 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    CRD

Gord Clay's Mindbender is an old school tight and twisty singletrack. Best ridden from south to north though makes for an extremely difficult but doable climb the other way. Frustrating and fun.
If you are seriously injured on trails in the Bike Park, please inform the Trails Director at: trails@simbs.com.

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More Stats for Mindbender bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -125 ft
  • Altitude min
    717 ft
  • Altitude max
    889 ft
  • Altitude start
    843 ft
  • Altitude end
    717 ft
  • Grade
    -6.559%
  • Grade max
    -32.8%
  • Grade min
    25.83%
  • Distance climb
    460 ft
  • Distance down
    1,427 ft
  • Distance flat
    25 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:08
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:48
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Status:
on Jan 19, 2019
Variable
Avg: 2.7 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Mindbender Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 19, 2019 @ 11:29am
      Jan 19, 2019
      Nov 18, 2018 @ 2:47pm
      Nov 18, 2018
      Completed patchwork on switchback erosion. Should be a nicer ride in the wet.
      Nov 17, 2018 @ 2:28pm
      Nov 17, 2018
      Continued work of armouring heavily rutted switchback.
      Nov 13, 2018 @ 2:44pm
      Nov 13, 2018
      Minor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts developing, brake bumps) CLOSED BRAIDED SECTION. ARMOURED ONE SECTION OF RUT AT SWITCHBACK. MORE TO DO.
      Nov 12, 2018 @ 5:14pm
      Nov 12, 2018
      Trail raked again after maple leaf invasion.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 64 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 512 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      11 |
      Nov 17, 2018 @ 2:30pm
      Nov 17, 2018
      Mindbender, Victoria
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      Nov 13, 2018 @ 2:47pm
      Nov 13, 2018
      Mindbender, Victoria
      8 |
      Nov 13, 2018 @ 2:46pm
      Nov 13, 2018
      Mindbender, Victoria
      9 |
      Oct 4, 2018 @ 7:01pm
      Oct 4, 2018
      Mindbender, Victoria

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      1 Review & Comments

      • - 1
      flag brocksolid (Dec 31, 2018 at 14:48)
       Poorly built with bad lay out and horrible use of terrain. Would not recommend unless you love tight off camber Corners covered with routes followed by punchy climbs
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      2013-04-28 Mind Bender
      6:22 | 233 | Sep 29, 2013 , Victoria
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