3.8 miles
Distance
74 ft
Climb
-1,549 ft
Descent
00:38:51
Avg time
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Snakes & Ladders Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Westsyde
    Williams Lake, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Skinny, Wallride
  • Global Ranking
    #73609 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #75457 in Trail Running
    • #42710 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2015

Snakes and Ladders was completely re-built in 2012. It incorporates over 22,000 board feet of Cariboo lumber in sky berms, tables, step downs, and other features with the tightest and fastest single track around.

Access Info

The trail starts off Bysak Road at the top of the Westsyde network, You'll see the obvious start area next the picnic bench and kiosk. Pedal across the Powerline and into the lower section where things get really exciting. You'll end in the River Valley where you'll turn right to exit back to the cemetery parking area.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Snakes & Ladders mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,474 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,728 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,208 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,202 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,729 ft
  • Grade
    -7.3%
  • Grade max
    -81.1%
  • Grade min
    7.4%
  • Distance climb
    4,016 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,804 ft
  • Avg time
    00:38:51
  • Avg reverse time
    00:40:20
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Status:
on Aug 13, 2022
Dry
Avg: 3.35 (14 votes)
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      Snakes & Ladders Trail Reports

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      Aug 13, 2022 @ 3:24pm
      Aug 13, 2022
      reporter
      Trail has been cleared, brushed and raked from Ravin to Booga Wooga. So it should be running nice. Thanks to all the volunteers who came out today...
      Aug 9, 2022 @ 8:10pm
      Aug 9, 2022
      reporter Tree down right after the double/triple after the sky berms. It comes up quick, branches left on the take off as a warning. Will try and clear...
      Jul 26, 2022 @ 5:42pm
      Jul 26, 2022
      The last part of the trail is closed
      Jun 23, 2022 @ 3:18pm
      Jun 23, 2022
      reporter
      Jun 4, 2022 @ 2:00pm
      Jun 4, 2022
      Log across trail on uphill side before Phill’s Deli.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 22 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 208 rides
      • Last: Jul 25, 2022

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      Sep 10, 2017 @ 7:46pm
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      May 21, 2013 @ 5:28pm
      May 21, 2013
      | 1 comments
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      May 21, 2013 @ 3:25pm
      May 21, 2013
      | 1 comments
      736 |
      Aug 7, 2012 @ 7:27pm
      Aug 7, 2012
      | 4 comments

      Routes with this trail

      titledistance
      Day 5 Westsyde lap5 miles
      Williams Lake | 2017 MEC BC Enduro Series race30 miles

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      xaibeeh (Jul 26, 2022 at 17:41)
      I would not say it’s a bad trail. But is disappointing if you read the description and believe you are going to ride “The premier freeride trip of the cariboo and possibly the interior” i would personally think there is only a couple or 3 nicely built and fun wood features in a mainly flat trail that becomes super steep on the end. I regret not riding Fox mountain after reading the description of this one. But still. Props to the builders. It’s a nice trail, but far away from a super good one.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      kimlew (May 18, 2021 at 22:16)
      Looks awesome right now, could sketchy bits on the bridge, fencing is starting to come loose on the side
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      TheSpangler WLCC (Jun 28, 2022 at 15:52)
      Fencing on the bridge was just fixed.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Hbrown15 (Jun 3, 2019 at 8:07)
      The community forest looks outstanding! Great job by local contractors.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      fohnjoote (Mar 27, 2018 at 21:52)
      Where could you ride up if i wanted to park at the bottom?
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      timothywh2o (Jun 2, 2018 at 17:35)
      Park in lot below cemetery in Williams Lake. Cross the creek on Lower Max. Ride up Lower Max to a road. Cross the road. Ride up Spokey Hollow to another road. Cross the road. Continue up on Hung. Cross the Power Line and enter the trees. Join Snakes and Ladders. Go left to ride to the trailhead, go right to begin going downhill.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      edwardbear (Oct 20, 2015 at 20:42)
      First 4 km is more blue 'enduro' with black stunts to test your skill, and after crossing ravin it becomes a blackish dh line with black stunts to the valley bottom.
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      Snakes and Ladders
      3:27 | 41232 | May 22, 2013 , Williams Lake
      Hauling Lumber
      3:33 | 400 | May 30, 2012 , Williams Lake
      Snakes & Ladders Teaser
      1:28 | 672 | Jul 14, 2012 , Williams Lake
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