3,377 ft
13 ft
-608 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Nicoles Trail
  • Burnaby

Nicoles Details

  • Riding area
    Burnaby Mountain / SFU
    Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Skinny
  • Global Ranking

Fairly technical and worn with sharp turns and steep sections

Access Info

Follow Mels from the main trail head.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Nicoles mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -595 ft
  • Altitude min
    298 ft
  • Altitude max
    893 ft
  • Altitude start
    893 ft
  • Altitude end
    298 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    318 ft
  • Distance down
    2,948 ft
  • Distance flat
    111 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
  • view trail stats
on Sep 5, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4.1 (38 votes)

view (2,393)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to nicoles trailhead (49.271710, -122.908750)
update trails status or condition

Nicoles Trail Reports


more »
220 |
Jan 21, 2018 @ 8:50pm
Jan 21, 2018
Nicoles, Coquitlam
224 |
Jan 21, 2018 @ 8:48pm
Jan 21, 2018
Nicoles, Coquitlam
105 |
Nov 3, 2017 @ 1:46pm
Nov 3, 2017
Nicoles, Vancouver
979 |
Dec 22, 2014 @ 12:57pm
Dec 22, 2014
Nicoles, Vancouver

Routes with this trail

Cardiac Classic XC Race
10 miles
Quick Rip on SFU
4 miles
Burnaby Mountain Super Lap
15 miles

Trail Events

9 Reviews & Comments

  • + 2
flag marcelos81 (Sep 11, 2016 at 21:56)
 The trail it's perfect !!!
  • + 1
flag Cellardoor73 (Jul 7, 2017 at 23:25)
 Amazing trail. Thanx to Steve, the local who showed me around. So fun!
  • + 2
flag 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.


  • + 1
flag 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.
  • + 1
flag Vancouverbike12 (Oct 31, 2017 at 16:39)
 Trail is covered in fallen leaves. Ground visibility reduced but still ridable Oct 30,2017.
  • + 0
flag satanlovesyou (May 9, 2018 at 0:50)
 great trail. super fun
  • + 0
flag KevinStafford (Jul 3, 2018 at 18:09)
 Little jewel of a trail.
  • + 1
flag 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
  • + 1
flag 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.

Post a Comment

You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login


more »
Burnaby Mountain - Nicoles - Log Ride
0:25 | 45 | Aug 29, 2018 , Burnaby
Burnaby - Chasing Nicoles
10:29 | 126 | Jul 4, 2018 , Burnaby
2016-07-17 - Nicoles
807 | Jul 18, 2016 , Burnaby
Nicoles trail, snow ride Jan. 3, 2015
420 | Jan 3, 2015 , Burnaby
  • subscribe
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.