2.1 miles
Distance
158 ft
Climb
-1,664 ft
Descent
00:45:25
Avg time
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Powerslave Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-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
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #37183 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-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
    -1,506 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,878 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,385 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,385 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,879 ft
  • Grade
    -13.4%
  • Grade max
    -77.8%
  • Grade min
    45.4%
  • Distance climb
    1,299 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    243 ft
  • Avg time
    00:45:25
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on Sep 8, 2023
Ideal
Avg: 3.95 (31 votes)
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      Powerslave Trail Reports

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      Sep 8, 2023 @ 10:15am
      Sep 8, 2023
      One tree down above the lower shuttle entrance (no GPS, sorry) in a straighter section so I had plenty of time to stop. Otherwise running...
      Jul 25, 2023 @ 5:22am
      Jul 25, 2023
      All clear, no downed trees. Thanks to whoever cleared them!
      Jun 16, 2023 @ 5:10pm
      Jun 16, 2023
      So many downed trees. Not rideable
      Jun 16, 2023 @ 3:32pm
      Jun 16, 2023
      I stopped counting downed trees at 30. utterly pointless.
      Jun 5, 2023 @ 2:49pm
      Jun 5, 2023
      No trees down. It's clear from shuttle access
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 17 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 313 rides
      • Last: Aug 5, 2023

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      Nov 13, 2012 @ 3:50pm
      Nov 13, 2012
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      Jul 19, 2010 @ 5:19am
      Jul 19, 2010

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