1,079 ft
Distance
5 ft
Climb
-160 ft
Descent
00:01:46
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Sofa King Trail
  • Original: Landon Maclean, Josh Vanderkoven (?), Ed,
    Builder
  • Malcom & Spencer Ranson, Jake Innes, Jacob Van Dam, Max McCullough
    Builder
  • SIMBS
    Maintainer

Sofa King Details

  • Riding Area
    Hartland Mountain Bike Park
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #618 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    CRD

SK used to be an old school trail comprised of gnarly/sketchy stunts and structures with high consequences. All the old stuff is gone save for a couple of natural features that sees little to no action. SIMBS and the trail elves have created a short, flowy, pumpy trail with berms, hits, and table tops at near bike park quality rideable for newbies to pros. Work seems to be flowing from the top down with the latest feature being a hip/table and small step down with a near-endless tranny (Jun 2014). Rock drops and a steep rock up and over were added in 2015-16 providing advanced options off the main intermediate line. Quite fun to session and work up to getting more and more air time. Lots of thanks to the folks that keep making this a better trail.
If you are seriously injured on trails in the Bike Park, please inform the Trails Director at: trails@simbs.com.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sofa King bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -155 ft
  • Altitude min
    593 ft
  • Altitude max
    752 ft
  • Altitude start
    752 ft
  • Altitude end
    597 ft
  • Grade
    -14.391%
  • Grade max
    -74.84%
  • Grade min
    4.413%
  • Distance climb
    137 ft
  • Distance down
    942 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:46
  • Avg reverse time
    01:31:38
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Status:
on Jan 13, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.65 (16 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.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • 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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      Sofa King Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 2:15pm
      Jan 13, 2019
      Jan 11, 2019 @ 7:34pm
      Jan 11, 2019
      Dec 30, 2018 @ 2:20pm
      Dec 30, 2018
      reporter
      Dec 21, 2018 @ 3:47pm
      Dec 21, 2018
      Large tree down across trail, blocking trail on step down. Challenging to even hike around.
      Nov 2, 2018 @ 8:48am
      Nov 2, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 22 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 455 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,849 rides
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      Photos

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      Oct 24, 2017 @ 4:14pm
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      Sofa King, Victoria
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      Oct 24, 2017 @ 4:14pm
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      Sofa King, Victoria
      22 |
      Oct 24, 2017 @ 4:00pm
      Oct 24, 2017
      Sofa King, Victoria

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag chloeswabey (Jan 7, 2018 at 15:02)
       Super Fun little flowy trail. Ride arounds for everything. Accessible for most
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag HollowZer0 (Sep 13, 2018 at 15:12)
       This is fun. I’m more a fan of old-school tech and jank, but I like this trail from time to time when I feel like going fast and high.

      Word of warning: make sure you know what the words “sofa king” sound like when said out loud before talking about the trail loudly in front of kids and their parents!! Good way to get stern looks Wink
      [Reply]

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