1 miles
Distance
-531 ft
Descent
969 ft
High Point

Phloem Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Maple Mountain
    Duncan, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Maple Mountain flow trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Face, Roller Coaster
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2019

Flow trail with lots of tight berms through the trees, which makes this trail a bit unique as a flow trail. A real blast down.

Access Info

Top of Lower Xylem just before Middle Xylem turn off. Big sign makes it easy to find.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Phloem bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -533 ft
  • Altitude min
    436 ft
  • Altitude start
    969 ft
  • Altitude end
    436 ft
  • Grade
    -9%
  • Grade max
    -40.4%
  • Grade min
    1%
  • Distance down
    5,266 ft
  • Distance flat
    643 ft
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Status:
on Jan 8, 2020
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4.5 (6 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
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
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  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Phloem Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jan 8, 2020 @ 12:53pm
      Jan 8, 2020
      reporter Temporary Trail Closure ! Due to the combination of new trail conditions, changing water flows from the past summer logging activities and heavy...
      Dec 30, 2019 @ 9:48am
      Dec 30, 2019
      The top is in incredible condition, running so well. Bottom has some peanut buttery mud sections but overall it’s in good shape.
      Dec 30, 2019 @ 9:48am
      Dec 30, 2019
      Running awesome at the top. Some peanut butter mud near the bottom, but overall in great shape.
      Nov 28, 2019 @ 8:11pm
      Nov 28, 2019
      A little slick in parts through the clearcut, but running fantastic otherwise
      Nov 19, 2019 @ 11:13pm
      Nov 19, 2019
      Temporarily closed - hard they're making some updates, can't wait till it's opened back up
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 280 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 0 rides
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      Photos

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      trail: Phloem
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      Nov 21, 2019 @ 7:18pm
      Nov 21, 2019

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      2019 Maple Mountain Enduro race
      14 miles
      Girls with Guts
      4 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag DarrenBlois123 (Nov 3, 2019 at 6:11)
       Really fun trail, bottom bit of uphill flow is kinda a pain but otherwise super fun trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag dirtworship (Nov 3, 2019 at 18:05)
       Encountered some dirt bike bros climbing the trail, politely told them to frig off. Thier excuse was that recent logging had ruined the local Moto trails, so they decided to ride phloem instead. I guess they entered off a fire road and didn't see signage saying non motorized traffic only. They where not the brightest chaps.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag DarrenBlois123 (Nov 4, 2019 at 6:28)
       Ran into some on Tony's Arbutus last week as well.
      [Reply]

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      NEW FLOW TRAIL | Maple Mountain, Duncan BC
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