2,082 ft
Distance
4 ft
Climb
-190 ft
Descent
00:06:41
Avg time

Runaway Train Details

  • Riding Area
    Westwood
    Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #20286 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2018

Downhill Track. VERY difficult up. Trail splits into Difficult (right) and Easier (left) at one point. Highly recommended to take the Easier track. The Difficult track has long, rocky, steep sections that are dangerous in Wet conditions. When the trail comes out on the old railway bed there is a trail (K2 connector) to the left. This trail goes down to the start of Old Stumpy and shortens the ride by 15 - 20 minutes - if you don't do the whole Lower GSS and K2 South loop.

Access Info

50 meters down Old Stumpy from where OS joins Chihuahua.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

Disclaimer

Be aware of Motorcycle traffic in this area

More Stats for Runaway Train bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -186 ft
  • Altitude min
    711 ft
  • Altitude max
    897 ft
  • Altitude start
    897 ft
  • Altitude end
    711 ft
  • Grade
    -8.909%
  • Grade max
    -25.29%
  • Grade min
    4.725%
  • Distance climb
    130 ft
  • Distance down
    1,756 ft
  • Distance flat
    196 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:41
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Status:
on Dec 13, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Directions to runaway-train-115156 trailhead (49.147250, -123.993750)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 10 miles avg distance
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      Westwood Cruising
      10 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag fish (Jan 16, 2018 at 16:05)
       Reclaimed Moto trail, but fun; especially the rock slabs
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