3,245 ft
Distance
27 ft
Climb
-279 ft
Descent
00:08:05
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers 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

Snakes and Ladders Details

  • Riding Area
    Hartland Mountain Bike Park
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #647 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 90 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.
If you are seriously injured on trails in the Bike Park, please inform the Trails Director at: trails@simbs.com.

Access Info

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

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Snakes and Ladders bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -252 ft
  • Altitude min
    667 ft
  • Altitude max
    919 ft
  • Altitude start
    919 ft
  • Altitude end
    667 ft
  • Grade
    -7.765%
  • Grade max
    -32.536%
  • Grade min
    7.63%
  • Distance climb
    725 ft
  • Distance down
    2,175 ft
  • Distance flat
    344 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:05
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Status:
on Dec 29, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4.55 (20 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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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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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 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
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      Snakes and Ladders Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 29, 2018 @ 4:39pm
      Dec 29, 2018
      Looking good going up despite all the rain
      Dec 18, 2018 @ 12:48pm
      Dec 18, 2018
      Nov 10, 2018 @ 5:23pm
      Nov 10, 2018
      Oct 21, 2018 @ 12:24pm
      Oct 21, 2018
      Built a retaining wall and filled before the large rock as the trail was slowly sloughing down hill. Also,I reshaped the transition after the...
      Oct 20, 2018 @ 10:16am
      Oct 20, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 18 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 558 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,267 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      31 |
      Jul 8, 2018 @ 1:54am
      Jul 8, 2018
      Snakes and Ladders, hartland
      49 |
      Sep 19, 2017 @ 6:32pm
      Sep 19, 2017
      Snakes and Ladders, Victoria
      144 |
      Feb 11, 2017 @ 3:20pm
      Feb 11, 2017
      Snakes and Ladders, Victoria
      125 |
      Feb 11, 2017 @ 3:18pm
      Feb 11, 2017
      Snakes and Ladders, Victoria

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Down and Up
      5 miles
      Epic Route
      4 miles
      Torpedo Jelly Daddy
      7 miles
      Unofficial 2018 Hartland Island Cup Enduro race
      11 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag 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]
      • + 1
      flag bpretty (Oct 14, 2018 at 9:39)
       Thanks. Appreciated.
      [Reply]

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