2 miles
Distance
314 ft
Climb
-1,042 ft
Descent
00:42:52
Avg time

Ridge Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Harbourview
    Sooke, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Trail itself is wet/winter friendly but river crossing at end may be a challenge
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Drop, Rock Face
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking

Great out and back trail. Entertaining climb to the top of the ridge with some great views on the descent. Lots of bluff/rock, dipping in and out of forest.

Access Info

Take Harbourview rd out and around Shields and Grassy lake. Look for an unmarked hard right before you start heading down into riverbed rocks.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Ridge Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -728 ft
  • Altitude min
    634 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,518 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,362 ft
  • Altitude end
    634 ft
  • Grade
    -7.441%
  • Grade max
    -40.198%
  • Grade min
    23.29%
  • Distance climb
    3,167 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    884 ft
  • Avg time
    00:42:52
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Status:
on Jul 3, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4 (3 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 ridge-trail-16812 trailhead (48.445410, -123.680320)
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Ridge Trail Trail Reports

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Jul 3, 2018 @ 9:49am
Jul 3, 2018
Clear the whole way through.
Feb 10, 2018 @ 10:10am
Feb 10, 2018
Many many trees down on the way up and up top trail was basically unrideable until the descent. If you ride, bring a folding saw with you and if...
May 4, 2017 @ 7:37pm
May 4, 2017
few trees down that need a decent sized saw to clear. cleared a few by hand today. otherwise riding great.
Oct 2, 2016 @ 6:17pm
Oct 2, 2016
A number of small trees down across trail, can ride over or around. One large tree down across trail. Needs clearing, still rideable.
Sep 25, 2016 @ 6:32pm
Sep 25, 2016
Running good. Get it on while you can before rains come and the river gets swollen
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Sep 18, 2017 @ 9:13pm
Sep 18, 2017
Ridge Trail, Sooke
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May 17, 2010 @ 3:30pm
May 17, 2010
| 6 comments Ridge Trail, Sooke

Routes with this trail

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 3
flag dvp8 (Oct 15, 2016 at 19:34)
 Great trail has an amazing descent along the ridge that is really cool. Its tricky to get to, there's a couple Y crossing that you need to make and to get back across to the other trails there is a river cross that goes above the knees in some seasons. I strongly recommend going there with a GPS of some sort if its your first time.
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