1.1 miles
Distance
-572 ft
Descent
00:08:59
Avg time

Phloem Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Maple Mountain
    Duncan, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Maple Mountain flow trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Face, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #2786 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #6546 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
  • Year Opened
    2019
  • Land Owner
    Municipality of North Cowichan

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 mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -573 ft
  • Altitude min
    397 ft
  • Altitude max
    970 ft
  • Altitude start
    970 ft
  • Altitude end
    397 ft
  • Grade
    -9.7%
  • Grade max
    -56.9%
  • Grade min
    3%
  • Distance climb
    33 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    292 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:59
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:59
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Status:
on Sep 8, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.65 (19 votes)
Your vote: 0

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Phloem Trail Reports

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      Sep 8, 2022 @ 10:42am
      Sep 8, 2022
      Aug 26, 2022 @ 2:42pm
      Aug 26, 2022
      Jul 27, 2022 @ 5:32pm
      Jul 27, 2022
      My 12 year olds loved this trail!
      Jul 9, 2022 @ 10:33am
      Jul 9, 2022
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 12:34pm
      Jun 19, 2022
      A few low branches that are face slappers. Tall thistles along trail to watch for at hand height.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 30 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 535 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,002 rides
      • Last: Oct 1, 2022

      Photos

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      5 |
      Sep 9, 2022 @ 5:14pm
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      Sep 8, 2022 @ 6:22pm
      Sep 8, 2022
      197 |
      May 1, 2020 @ 11:25pm
      May 1, 2020
      133 |
      Nov 21, 2019 @ 7:17pm
      Nov 21, 2019

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      10 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      gasman5 (Mar 25, 2022 at 16:41)
      First time on it. Great flowy trail. Very nicely built berms. Good for a shorter, less challenging, second lap after doing the Maple Syrups.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      colchilibeck (Aug 3, 2021 at 18:02)
      This trail was absolutely amazing!!!
      If you like flow trails this will be right up your alley.
      Great work trail crew!!!
      As others mentioned, the trail markings/signs are really nice. The best I have seen!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      revolutionriding (Jul 6, 2021 at 18:25)
      Fantastic ride. Nice and flowy!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      vi-mtb (May 21, 2021 at 13:24)
      The new signage is great! Thanks CTSS! Smile
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      Stasher CTSS (May 31, 2021 at 14:07)
      Thanks for the shout-out, great to hear positive feedback.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      GnartarSauce (Aug 11, 2020 at 1:01)
      Better flow than Double D
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      Jeffob1 (May 27, 2020 at 23:24)
      Fun and flowy trail on the top and into a clearcut. Then through a darker forest, not too challenging, but nice ride.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      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]
      • + 2
      DarrenBlois123 (Nov 4, 2019 at 6:28)
      Ran into some on Tony's Arbutus last week as well.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      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]





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      Maple Mountain / Phloem Trail Preview
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