2 miles
Distance
262 ft
Climb
-1,788 ft
Descent
00:40:47
Avg time
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Powerslave Details

  • Riding Area
    Nelson
    Nelson, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Not snow season
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #17015 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 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 bike 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
    00:40:47
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Status:
on Oct 18, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.1 (19 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Powerslave Trail Reports

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      Oct 18, 2018 @ 11:29am
      Oct 18, 2018
      Cleared a tree toward the top. All good otherwise. ????
      Aug 13, 2018 @ 9:03pm
      Aug 13, 2018
      Hard to believe that PS could possibly get too dry. Really difficult to stay off the brakes, to not skid, and still make everything.
      Aug 4, 2018 @ 11:01am
      Aug 4, 2018
      Ran great
      Sep 17, 2017 @ 4:31pm
      Sep 17, 2017
      A handful of trees down across the trail running the flow. Too big to move, and I had no saw with me to cutthem .
      Aug 15, 2017 @ 1:20pm
      Aug 15, 2017
      Got chased (literally) off the top of Powerslave by a grizzly. Thankfully I had bear spray with me, and it was effective. The bear ran away...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 23 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 61 rides
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      Photos

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      18 |
      Sep 1, 2018 @ 9:56pm
      Sep 1, 2018
      Powerslave, Vancouver
      16 |
      Sep 1, 2018 @ 9:55pm
      Sep 1, 2018
      Powerslave, Vancouver
      1,326 |
      Nov 13, 2012 @ 3:50pm
      Nov 13, 2012
      | 1 comments Powerslave, Nelson
      225 |
      Jul 19, 2010 @ 5:19am
      Jul 19, 2010
      Powerslave, Nelson

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