3,245 ft
Distance
7 ft
Climb
-292 ft
Descent
00:08:13
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Snakes and Ladders Trail
  • Brett Pretty
    Maintainer
  • Brett Pretty 2015 - 0
    Builder
  • Original: Dave Bissiden, Mark & Jamie Emery
    Builder
  • SIMBS: 2011 reroute to accomodate the new Torpedo Run
    Builder
  • SIMBS
    Maintainer

Snakes and Ladders Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Hartland Mountain Bike Park
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (4 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Other
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #827 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #10589 in E-Biking
    • #19406 in Trail Running
    • #18490 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    CRD

Another Hartland favourite and must-ride. Snakes and Ladders winds its way down from the lookout. It is the most sustained downhill in the centre of the park. Riders often link in to Little Face and end on Plunge Extension.

Access Info

Access is via Dave's Dementia, at the top of Torpedo Run.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Snakes and Ladders mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -286 ft
  • Altitude min
    667 ft
  • Altitude max
    954 ft
  • Altitude start
    954 ft
  • Altitude end
    666 ft
  • Grade
    -8.8%
  • Grade max
    -33.2%
  • Grade min
    4.9%
  • Distance climb
    276 ft
  • Distance down
    2,792 ft
  • Distance flat
    177 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:13
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:27
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Status:
on Aug 14, 2022
Very Dry
Avg: 4.55 (43 votes)
Your vote: 0

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Snakes and Ladders Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 28 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 951 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 9,959 rides
      • Last: Aug 16, 2022

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      19 |
      Apr 18, 2022 @ 4:53pm
      Apr 18, 2022
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      Apr 18, 2022 @ 4:53pm
      Apr 18, 2022
      353 |
      Jun 13, 2016 @ 9:29pm
      Jun 13, 2016
      490 |
      Apr 20, 2010 @ 9:05am
      Apr 20, 2010
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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      IanKopp (Aug 21, 2020 at 22:28)
      Top half has nice flowy corners and berms before more rock faces and technical features in the second half. Fantastic, classic and fun to ride in all conditions.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Caribou14 (Dec 2, 2019 at 14:06)
      best trail ever
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      bpretty (Oct 14, 2018 at 9:39)
      Thanks. Appreciated.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Dogride (Oct 14, 2018 at 9:11)
      Nice work on the new route! It's clear you put a lot of time into it and it is great. Thanks!
      [Reply]





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