3,245 ft
Distance
27 ft
Climb
-279 ft
Descent
00:07:54
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
  • SIMBS
    Maintainer

Snakes and Ladders Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Hartland Mountain Bike Park
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • 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
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #647 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 35 in Trail Running
    • 95 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
  • 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
    00:07:54
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:12
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Aug 11, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 4.6 (30 votes)

view (5,620)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to snakes-and-ladders-0 trailhead (48.533410, -123.469110)
      update trails status or condition

      Snakes and Ladders Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 51 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,064 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,267 rides
      •  

      Photos

      more »
      3 |
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 11:53am
      Aug 4, 2020
      41 |
      Jun 13, 2020 @ 10:14pm
      Jun 13, 2020
      68 |
      Mar 8, 2020 @ 2:12pm
      Mar 8, 2020
      102 |
      Feb 22, 2020 @ 3:27pm
      Feb 22, 2020

      Routes with this trail

      more »
      titleratingdistance
      Quick morning ride
      8 miles
      Down and Up
      5 miles
      Fun Route Thing
      6 miles
      Bugles Brigade April 24 2019
      6 miles

      3 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]
      • + 1
      flag Caribou14 (Dec 2, 2019 at 14:06)
       best trail ever
      [Reply]

      Post a Comment



      You must login to Pinkbike.
      Don't have an account? Sign up

      Join Pinkbike  Login

      Videos

      more »
      Snakes and Ladders - Hartland Bike Park: Hero...
      6:19 | 198 | Apr 7, 2020 , Victoria
      180702 Snakes
      3:36 | 291 | Aug 25, 2018 , Victoria
      180422 JaysA
      7:59 | 346 | Apr 24, 2018 , Victoria
      Mt. Work - Snakes and Ladders
      5:14 | 461 | Feb 8, 2018 , Victoria
      • subscribe
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.