1,079 ft
Distance
5 ft
Climb
-160 ft
Descent
00:01:55
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

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • 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
    • 60 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
    00:01:55
  • Avg reverse time
    01:31:38
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Status:
on Oct 13, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (18 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 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
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  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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
  • 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
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      Sofa King Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 34 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 808 rides
      • 7 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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      Oct 24, 2017 @ 4:14pm
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      40 |
      Oct 24, 2017 @ 4:14pm
      Oct 24, 2017
      34 |
      Oct 24, 2017 @ 4:00pm
      Oct 24, 2017

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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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