1,627 ft
Distance
7 ft
Climb
-351 ft
Descent
00:05:12
Avg time
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Smiling Buddha Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Mountain Station
    Nelson, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Gap Jump, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #5964 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking

Good mix up of moderate grade trail and rolling woodwork.

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More Stats for Smiling Buddha mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -345 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,592 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,936 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,936 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,592 ft
  • Grade max
    -39.96%
  • Grade min
    8.031%
  • Distance climb
    81 ft
  • Distance down
    1,545 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:02
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Status:
on Sep 27, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (11 votes)
Your vote: 0

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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Smiling Buddha Trail Reports

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      Sep 27, 2022 @ 5:03pm
      Sep 27, 2022
      Sep 15, 2022 @ 11:10am
      Sep 15, 2022
      The drought is over. All time, fall time.
      Sep 5, 2022 @ 10:00am
      Sep 5, 2022
      Board missing on the skinny at the bottom.
      Aug 14, 2022 @ 1:20pm
      Aug 14, 2022
      Jul 14, 2022 @ 5:35pm
      Jul 14, 2022
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 15 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 377 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,911 rides
      • Last: Oct 3, 2022

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      May 14, 2020 @ 12:16pm
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      May 14, 2020 @ 12:16pm
      May 14, 2020
      251 |
      Apr 27, 2018 @ 9:28am
      Apr 27, 2018
      | 12 comments

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      BCtrailrider (Aug 28, 2019 at 18:30)
      My favourite trail on the mountain
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