5 miles
Distance
467 ft
Climb
-443 ft
Descent
00:40:02
Avg time

Suicide Creek Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Duck Lake Trails
    Powell River, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #20948 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback

Suicide Creek Trail is a 50+ year old trail lasso-shaped trail. Wandering single track loam with a few ups and downs. Ridden mostly in a counter clockwise direction, there is a one punchy climb at the back end. A few roots in this trail; it has been a staple in all 10 years of the BC Bike Race.

When wet, this trail can become slippery with exposed routes, but this trail is rideable 365 due to significant work by the local Chain Gang for drainage and water over-passes etc.

Pack some water - enjoy

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Suicide Creek Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    24 ft
  • Altitude min
    630 ft
  • Altitude max
    891 ft
  • Altitude start
    630 ft
  • Altitude end
    654 ft
  • Grade
    0.096%
  • Grade max
    -18.884%
  • Grade min
    27.432%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,617 ft
  • Avg time
    00:40:02
  • Avg reverse time
    00:41:12
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Status:
on Oct 27, 2020
Variable
Avg: 3.8 (15 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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

  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Suicide Creek Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 27, 2020 @ 1:59pm
      Oct 27, 2020
      Small tree down across trail, can navigate over or around
      Oct 23, 2020 @ 3:22pm
      Oct 23, 2020
      Removed log
      Oct 22, 2020 @ 12:37pm
      Oct 22, 2020
      Another tree down a few 100 m from previous reported tree.
      Oct 17, 2020 @ 3:40pm
      Oct 17, 2020
      Tree down near viewpoint.
      Aug 26, 2020 @ 10:17am
      Aug 26, 2020
      Cleared all trees that were on trail and a few leaners
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 46 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 359 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      Jul 14, 2019 @ 8:18pm
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      Jul 14, 2019 @ 8:18pm
      Jul 14, 2019
      48 |
      Jul 14, 2019 @ 8:18pm
      Jul 14, 2019
      40 |
      Jul 14, 2019 @ 8:18pm
      Jul 14, 2019

      Routes with this trail

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      Duck Lake Loop
      12 miles
      BC Bike Race 2015 (Day 2) Powell River race
      32 miles
      BC Bike Race 2016 (Day 2) Powell River race
      31 miles
      BC Bike Race 2017 (Day 2) Powell River race
      32 miles

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag munharrison (Jul 21, 2018 at 12:15)
       More of a cross-country trail. Usually recommended for the lush forest scenery reminiscent of some of the Lord of the Rings movie sets.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag erica110 (Jun 25, 2019 at 15:06)
       This was a fun trail, especially for a new rider. Very rooty in areas but not particularly steep. We followed the pink flagged route from BC bike race course. Absolutely gorgeous forest.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag lukequeenan (Jul 28, 2020 at 18:12)
       Fun trail with some flow at the end. Should really be classified as a green though!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag bikebb PRCA (Jul 29, 2020 at 11:12)
       Suicide is a Blue trail based on IMBA standards: length of trail is one primary factor. Also comparative to other trails in community for consistency is another reason to keep it rated as a blue trail.
      Thanks for input!!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Wesmacaulay FVMBA - ADMIN (Aug 13, 2020 at 8:56)
       We rode it in the uphill direction. Challenging trail for new riders what with the many roots. A couple of tough climbs. Beautiful trail and good for building skills.
      [Reply]

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