1 miles
Distance
210 ft
Climb
-606 ft
Descent
00:20:59
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Section 57 Trail
  • Jim Harvey

Section 57 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cat Lake
    Squamish, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #13833 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A brilliant trail that can be ridden either up or down.

If going up there is a short section that most people walk. Don't let that deter you, the climb is amazing and this is a fantastic way to get to Cheshire Cat.

If going down, the trail is super fun and has some fantastic bench cuts.

More Stats for Section 57 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -396 ft
  • Altitude min
    686 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,164 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,082 ft
  • Altitude end
    686 ft
  • Grade max
    -39.769%
  • Grade min
    53.78%
  • Distance climb
    1,285 ft
  • Distance down
    4,406 ft
  • Distance flat
    886 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:59
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:22
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Status:
on Jul 16, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.1 (18 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • 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
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to section-57 trailhead (49.797390, -123.107060)
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      Section 57 Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 16, 2019 @ 12:49pm
      Jul 16, 2019
      Jul 16, 2019 @ 12:49pm
      Jul 16, 2019
      The two trees reported on July 15 have been removed. All clear.
      Jul 15, 2019 @ 6:12pm
      Jul 15, 2019
      2 trees down in 2 separate locations. Need saw to remove.
      May 2, 2019 @ 4:56pm
      May 2, 2019
      reporter
      Bridge midway on the trail has broken stringers and posts. Sorca trail crew did a re-route to avoid the bridge. Re-route gives some views of...
      Apr 15, 2019 @ 5:09pm
      Apr 15, 2019
      2 Large tree down across trail, blocking trail. Close to the top. need a chainsaw. a smaller tree across trail a bit lower hand saw would work.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 44 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 537 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 7, 2015 @ 9:22pm
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      SORCA 2019 CINCO 09 race
      5 miles

      Trail Products

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag canadaka Mod Plus Trailforks (May 28, 2014 at 0:09)
       can be ridden both ways, but climbing this trail is one heck of a grunt!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Rush566 (Apr 26, 2016 at 8:35)
       Great tech climb to Cheshire Cat. Lots of obstacles and woodwork!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag blackcombterry (Jun 28, 2017 at 8:24)
       Upper section: high speed flow interrupted by tight switchbacks built for climbing speed.
      Lower section: more consistent flow, with enough tech climbing moves to keep you on your (figurative) toes.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Amundsen (Sep 6, 2017 at 13:10)
       Shit yea
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Br1ngOnTheCold (May 7, 2019 at 21:53)
       2019 update: use this trail to ascend to Cheshire Cat. It’s plenty steep and fun to descend, but climbing this would be much easier than Cheshire. Also note that trail signs are showing this as a black diamond.
      [Reply]

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