2,431 ft
Distance
-362 ft
Descent
00:18:01
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Snakes and Ladders Trail
  • Dean Wikes
    since 2003
    Builder

Snakes and Ladders Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Woodlot
    Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    4 season trail
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Face, Skinny, Teeter Totter
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #31150 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    BCIT Woodlot 0007

Snakes and Ladders is one of the few trails at The Woodlot that still includes a few ladders and even a teeter totter on its path. It is an intermediate technical trail with lots of dirt, a few ladders over creeks and a few fun somewhat technical rock faces. There are a few smaller jumps on the trail but nothing too large and every hard feature has an easy ride around.

The trail traverses the lower 1/3rd of the area and uses the land well rather than going straight down the hill. The end of the trail links up to the Trans Canada Trail. If you head east, you head towards the powerlines and Rolley Lake, head west back towards the main road up and Shotgun.

This is a 100% legitimate trail that is recognized by MoTSA

Access Info

Access the trail off the main road up to the powerlines.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Snakes and Ladders mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -362 ft
  • Altitude min
    935 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,297 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,297 ft
  • Altitude end
    935 ft
  • Grade
    -14.879%
  • Grade max
    -61.248%
  • Grade min
    -1.939%
  • Distance down
    2,431 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:01
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Status:
on May 10, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 3.4 (17 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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

  • 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 trailhead (49.240020, -122.421800)
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      Snakes and Ladders Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 10, 2020 @ 1:23pm
      May 10, 2020
      Teeter totter didn't reset about a third of the time. Might just need a bigger counterweight?
      Apr 19, 2020 @ 2:19pm
      Apr 19, 2020
      All windfall cleared.
      Jan 5, 2020 @ 7:51pm
      Jan 5, 2020
      Today I worked on getting the rung needed for a bridge on Snakes and Ladders. The rung from this ancient stump is hundreds of years old and...
      Nov 10, 2019 @ 2:28pm
      Nov 10, 2019
      reporter
      One new bridge complete. A few more in the works. Thanks to builder Dean and his huge stringers.
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 3:24pm
      Oct 6, 2019
      Trail not worth riding right now. Lots of washouts and all the wood and rock features are coated in slippery green slime.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 67 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 297 rides
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      Photos

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      155 |
      Apr 7, 2020 @ 12:18am
      Apr 7, 2020
      | 2 comments
      330 |
      Nov 28, 2015 @ 3:37pm
      Nov 28, 2015
      386 |
      Apr 1, 2014 @ 12:01pm
      Apr 1, 2014
      459 |
      May 17, 2013 @ 12:15am
      May 17, 2013

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

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      Short Woodlot Lap
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      Trail Products

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Nathan42k (May 4, 2019 at 14:10)
       Trail needs some work. Lots of structures are rotting out.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag ryando FVMBA - REPORT (May 10, 2019 at 14:02)
       The trail builder is aware and will repair the trail.
      [Reply]

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