2 miles
Distance
262 ft
Climb
-1,788 ft
Descent
00:38:45
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
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Not snow season
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #17015 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 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 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
    00:38:45
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Status:
on Aug 2, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.1 (25 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Powerslave Trail Reports

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      Aug 2, 2020 @ 6:36am
      Aug 2, 2020
      Trees have been cleared, only the bridge is a small problem now
      Jul 19, 2020 @ 11:07am
      Jul 19, 2020
      27 trees down across the trail, some in fun places. Some at face height. The bridge seems worse: a committing manual at the start, or just walk...
      Jul 14, 2020 @ 4:04pm
      Jul 14, 2020
      Tons of trees down in the upper section, long bridge needs some serious work; upper section isn’t even worth it at this point, unless you like...
      Jul 14, 2020 @ 4:00pm
      Jul 14, 2020
      Trees down every 20 meters. Bridge completely broken. This trail hasn't been maintained in a very long while. Not worth it at all. Do not ride...
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 7:50pm
      Jul 12, 2020
      Lots of trees down in the section before the walkway
      view all reports » 14 social media mentions

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 35 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 61 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      17 |
      Jun 24, 2020 @ 8:25am
      Jun 24, 2020
      246 |
      Feb 21, 2019 @ 6:47pm
      Feb 21, 2019
      1,524 |
      Nov 13, 2012 @ 3:50pm
      Nov 13, 2012
      | 1 comments
      301 |
      Jul 19, 2010 @ 5:19am
      Jul 19, 2010

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Travis' Big Stupid Loop
      101 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Marcia35 (Jul 28, 2019 at 19:21)
       Vraiment steep au début de la descente
      [Reply]

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