2 miles
Distance
262 ft
Climb
-1,788 ft
Descent
00:44:14
Avg time
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Powerslave Details

  • Riding area
    Nelson
    Nelson, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Not snow season
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking

You can pedal this but it is often a shuttle. Starts with a bit of a climb from the road before beginning with natural and we'll defined trail. There's some proper tech before popping out on a knoll before the more built part of the trail. You'll enjoy SE high speed sections, punctuated by tech steeps, and closed off with some impressive word work. Ends on a FSR so look for Mister Slave to continue on down.

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
    00:44:14
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Status:
on Sep 17, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4.1 (18 votes)

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Powerslave Trail Reports

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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...
Jul 7, 2016 @ 6:25pm
Jul 7, 2016
Jul 7, 2016 @ 6:24pm
Jul 7, 2016
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Jun 14, 2017 @ 1:20pm
Jun 14, 2017
Powerslave, Nelson
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Jun 14, 2017 @ 1:15pm
Jun 14, 2017
Powerslave, Whistler
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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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