3,377 ft
Distance
13 ft
Climb
-608 ft
Descent
00:06:47
Avg time
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Nicoles Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Burnaby Mountain / SFU
    Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T3 Demanding Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    All Season
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #957 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2998 in Trail Running
    • #3018 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • OSM Way

Technical trail with sharp turns, steep sections and optional log ride (with alternate line).

Access Info

Accessed via Mel's via East (TCT) or West (University Drive) or from Poplar Trail. Exits via Pipeline Trial.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Nicoles mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -595 ft
  • Altitude min
    298 ft
  • Altitude max
    893 ft
  • Altitude start
    893 ft
  • Altitude end
    298 ft
  • Grade
    -17.633%
  • Grade max
    -33.793%
  • Grade min
    5.48%
  • Distance climb
    318 ft
  • Distance down
    2,948 ft
  • Distance flat
    111 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:21
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Status:
on May 23, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 3.95 (55 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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      Nicoles Trail Reports

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      Sep 12, 2021 @ 1:04pm
      Sep 12, 2021
      Not approved
      Sep 12, 2021 @ 12:05pm
      Sep 12, 2021
      Not approved
      Sep 4, 2021 @ 8:55am
      Sep 4, 2021
      Not approved
      Pretty washed out about midway down (at the descending wooden bridge and tight corner), likely to be more washed out with September rains. In need...
      Aug 29, 2021 @ 2:44pm
      Aug 29, 2021
      Not approved
      Tree down near end of nicoles
      Aug 28, 2021 @ 1:10pm
      Aug 28, 2021
      Not approved
      Down tree near end of the trail Easy to get past
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 26 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 889 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5,825 rides
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      Photos

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      133 |
      Apr 11, 2021 @ 12:22pm
      Apr 11, 2021
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      45 |
      Dec 16, 2020 @ 12:49pm
      Dec 16, 2020
      649 |
      Jan 21, 2018 @ 8:50pm
      Jan 21, 2018
      1,436 |
      Dec 22, 2014 @ 12:57pm
      Dec 22, 2014

      Routes with this trail

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      Burnaby Mountain Super Lap
      15 miles
      Burnaby Long Loop
      10 miles
      Quick Rip on SFU
      4 miles

      Trail Events

      11 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      marcelos81 (Sep 11, 2016 at 21:56)
       The trail it's perfect !!!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Cellardoor73 (Jul 7, 2017 at 23:25)
       Amazing trail. Thanx to Steve, the local who showed me around. So fun!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      boyblue1973 (Jul 25, 2017 at 14:21)
       First time riding both Poplar and Nicole's trails last July 22, 2017, so stoked, I never taught this is a black diamond trail and rode it with only a road helmet for protection, so good to ride this at SFU. I'm from Alberta and located this trail on my own. BTW this trail destroyed my GoPro Mount due to constant shaking and impacts on drops.

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNt8Xa_bBI8

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aMSDH5O3R8
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Shokunin (Sep 13, 2017 at 20:11)
       I really like this trail! The first time I went it was still a bit wet and the woodwork, rocks and roots were slippery, but still really enjoyable. Definitely easier in the dry.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Vancouverbike12 (Oct 31, 2017 at 16:39)
       Trail is covered in fallen leaves. Ground visibility reduced but still ridable Oct 30,2017.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      satanlovesyou (May 9, 2018 at 0:50)
       great trail. super fun
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      KevinStafford (Jul 3, 2018 at 18:09)
       Little jewel of a trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      breaderino (Aug 8, 2018 at 17:50)
       This is contructive criticism for safer trail building, and by no means have hate against the builder/volunteers

      There were some changes this year to the trail, some bad and alot of good. There is a huge flaw with the new drops and I suppose the safety of it. The piece of plywood at the start (first drop) is seriously poorly designed. As you're lead to speed down a trail only to find the lip of the plywood is severely sticking out making a last minute ditch effort to pump your front to get over it and allowing yourself to drop safely. At the bottom of the drop has a huge ditch that has been ruined by Grommies in their DH bikes and is seriously unsafe to land on. A group of my friends have crashed all together going down this section. Along with the new changes and improvements, you guys seriously need to create small burms by the new exposed plywood. If someone hits that, they will be sent off the edge. Please make as much breaking room as possible or create a safe crash enviroment. Exposing sharp wood can seriously injure some new comers to this mountain.

      Every other additional changes like the bridges and walkways have been very good! But this trail will seriously hinder any new Black Diamonder's to help support this mountain as means of learning this trail.

      PS: The bottom of this trail is very fun Smile
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      ladygravity BMBA (Aug 8, 2018 at 18:07)
       Hi, and thanks for your comments. We actually don't build drops, the City of Burnaby does not approve of them as there are liability issues. If however riders choose to drop off rocks or bridges that is their decision and they accept the consequences. I believe the section you are referring to is actually meant to direct riders to the right around a tree. We chose not to block off the gully and allow riders to make their own decision as to whether to attempt to drop or ride the trail as intended. We do create berms where possible but as all of the trails are used by both hikers and bikers adding in a slew of berms is not always feasible.
      We welcome your input and would invite you to attend one of our trail days where you can discuss your ideas.
      Glad you like the trailwork. Enjoy the ride.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      oneinoneout (Jul 8, 2020 at 15:33)
       Great trail and a definite step up in difficulty compared to the other trails on the mountain. One of the switchbacks is super sketchy and steep and needs serious commitment to get down, needs some reinforcement or stone work as it’s really eroded. I’ve ridden Blacks on the Shore with much easier switchbacks but guess they are better maintained.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Scottrosebiz (Apr 29, 2021 at 16:52)
       I was surprised how much I enjoyed this trail, really fun.

      Watch out for clueless hikers.
      [Reply]

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      Videos

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