2.1 miles
Distance
262 ft
Climb
-1,788 ft
Descent
00:41:58
Avg time
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Powerslave Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Nelson
    , British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Not snow season
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #37183 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

From the Toughnut area, ride the ridge-top road to its northern end where the singletrack starts. Be aware of open pits and things start to speed up, until an abrupt bike push to the top of Morning Mountain. The popular start is by 13km of the Giveout West spur where the trail heads down and surfs though old mine rock dumps before rolling into the iconic Bears Den section that weaves through berms and rollers amongst an old growth cedar grove.

Access Info

Giveout Creek FSR

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Powerslave mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,526 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,848 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,391 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,374 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,848 ft
  • Grade
    -13.588%
  • Grade max
    -48.554%
  • Grade min
    39.824%
  • Distance climb
    1,787 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    95 ft
  • Avg time
    00:41:58
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Status:
on Sep 24, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.05 (27 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Powerslave Trail Reports

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      Sep 24, 2021 @ 10:31am
      Sep 24, 2021
      Same as earlier. Bridge is out, some trees down in the hike a bike section. Ideal though!
      Sep 13, 2021 @ 12:55pm
      Sep 13, 2021
      A few trees down on the hike a bike section, otherwise clear and in great shape from top to bottom.
      Sep 13, 2021 @ 11:19am
      Sep 13, 2021
      Big bridge is still out of commission. Two trees down on the hike a bike hill.
      Sep 11, 2021 @ 8:40pm
      Sep 11, 2021
      Sep 5, 2021 @ 3:51pm
      Sep 5, 2021
      Several trees down after the hike-a-bike. Otherwise running well!
      view all reports » 14 social media mentions

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 56 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 176 rides
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      Aug 21, 2021 @ 8:15pm
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      May 30, 2021 @ 1:44pm
      May 30, 2021
      1,648 |
      Nov 13, 2012 @ 3:50pm
      Nov 13, 2012
      | 1 comments
      344 |
      Jul 19, 2010 @ 5:19am
      Jul 19, 2010

      Routes with this trail

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      Travis' Big Stupid Loop (Ride Plan)
      101 miles
      Morning Powerslave
      16 miles
      Toad Mountain Top
      22 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      ErikTheRad (Jul 17, 2019 at 8:02)
       The full ride is not really worth it, pretty steep hike a bike in the middle section. It gets really good from the top, but the shuttle drop off down is probably the best bang for your buck.
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      • + 0
      Marcia35 (Jul 28, 2019 at 19:21)
       Vraiment steep au début de la descente
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      vancity (Sep 18, 2020 at 6:35)
       Shale slope section basically feels like dirt surfing when conditions are very dry. Not an easy feature in such conditions.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      fredsta453 (Oct 4, 2020 at 8:29)
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