4 miles
Distance
236 ft
Climb
-1,707 ft
Descent
00:37:35
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Snakes & Ladders Trail

Snakes & Ladders Details

  • Riding Area
    Westsyde
    Williams Lake, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Skinny, Wallride
  • Global Ranking
    #21256 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2015

The premier freeride trail in the Cariboo and possibly in the interior, 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
More Stats for Snakes & Ladders bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,470 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,723 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,210 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,193 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,723 ft
  • Grade max
    -50.358%
  • Grade min
    18.998%
  • Distance climb
    5,218 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,971 ft
  • Avg time
    00:37:35
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Status:
on Sep 4, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.9 (8 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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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • 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
  • 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
  • Other Other
      Directions to snakes--ladders-27675 trailhead (52.109080, -122.212040)
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      Snakes & Ladders Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Sep 4, 2018 @ 8:51pm
      Sep 4, 2018
      Tree removed above first hard left. Other dirt work, raking and minor maintenance done.
      Sep 4, 2018 @ 12:48pm
      Sep 4, 2018
      Tree partially blocking trail 100m below boogawooga woods crossing. Easy to pass under.
      Jun 9, 2018 @ 3:11pm
      Jun 9, 2018
      Jun 2, 2018 @ 1:05pm
      Jun 2, 2018
      Failing side hill berm. Needs new bracing.
      Sep 2, 2016 @ 7:45am
      Sep 2, 2016
      tree removed
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 7 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 85 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      55 |
      Sep 10, 2017 @ 7:46pm
      Sep 10, 2017
      Snakes & Ladders, Williams Lake
      655 |
      Oct 18, 2015 @ 5:31pm
      Oct 18, 2015
      Snakes & Ladders, Williams Lake
      1,194 |
      May 21, 2013 @ 5:28pm
      May 21, 2013
      | 1 comments Snakes & Ladders, Williams Lake
      1,707 |
      May 21, 2013 @ 3:25pm
      May 21, 2013
      | 1 comments Snakes & Ladders, Williams Lake

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Williams Lake | 2017 MEC BC Enduro Series race
      30 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag fohnjoote (Mar 27, 2018 at 21:52)
       Where could you ride up if i wanted to park at the bottom?
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag 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]

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