2 miles
Distance
262 ft
Climb
-1,788 ft
Descent
00:42:40
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

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
  • 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
    00:42:40
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Status:
on Aug 13, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4.1 (18 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to powerslave trailhead (49.433750, -117.337380)
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Powerslave Trail Reports

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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...
Jun 12, 2017 @ 12:58pm
Jun 12, 2017
For those only riding or shuttling to the lower entrance, everything from there down is in mint shape. Go for it. The rest is a short story...
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Jun 19, 2018 @ 11:44am
Jun 19, 2018
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Sep 6, 2016 @ 2:53pm
Sep 6, 2016
Powerslave, Nelson
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Mar 4, 2015 @ 1:57pm
Mar 4, 2015
Powerslave, Retallack
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Feb 26, 2015 @ 4:52pm
Feb 26, 2015
Powerslave, Nelson

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