2.1 miles
Distance
262 ft
Climb
-1,788 ft
Descent
00:43:12
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
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 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
    00:43:12
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Status:
on Sep 5, 2022
Very Dry
Avg: 4.1 (29 votes)
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      Powerslave Trail Reports

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      Sep 5, 2022 @ 6:54pm
      Sep 5, 2022
      Jul 11, 2022 @ 5:52pm
      Jul 11, 2022
      reporter
      NCC trail crew cleared Powerslave from Toughnut access down to Powerslave access entrance. Below that has been clear for some time.
      Jul 6, 2022 @ 2:18pm
      Jul 6, 2022
      Hella trees (69+) down in the first portion of Power Slave from the road to the lower shuttle entry.
      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.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 24 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 273 rides
      • Last: Oct 8, 2022

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      Aug 21, 2021 @ 8:15pm
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      May 30, 2021 @ 1:44pm
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      Nov 13, 2012 @ 3:50pm
      Nov 13, 2012
      | 1 comments
      412 |
      Jul 19, 2010 @ 5:19am
      Jul 19, 2010

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      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Twowheelsforever (Aug 22, 2022 at 12:34)
      Questionable if it’s worth it, but some steep rooty super fun descents, hikeabike midway is 5-7 min of suck, shale S bend section is blown out to the point of definitely being double black with no ride around. Ride it at least once and decide for yourself
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      dustintlee (Jul 30, 2022 at 15:20)
      Brutal climb up the fire road(s) to get to the top. It starts off pretty mellow, but starts to get nice and steep after a bit. Plenty of roots and rough stuff. The hike-a-bike in the middle is a calf burner to push up. But the descent between the top and the lower starting point is absolutely worth the extra effort. It's steep, rough, and full of roots. The steepest sections are around/just past the old cabin. Superb quality steep riding. Highly recommend if you can put together a shuttle. If you have to pedal up, it might be best to just enter at the lower (and much more popular) entrance. But if you can put together a shuttle, it's a top shelf ride from the upper entrance.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      jonathanunger (Jul 8, 2022 at 13:44)
      Do not ride
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      fredsta453 (Oct 4, 2020 at 8:29)
      I
      [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
      Marcia35 (Jul 28, 2019 at 19:21)
      Vraiment steep au début de la descente
      [Reply]
      • + 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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