2 miles
Distance
130 ft
Climb
-1,088 ft
Descent
00:10:28
Avg time

Sunningdale Details

  • Riding Area
    Trail Bluffs
    Trail, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    April - Nov
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #14002 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • OSM Way

The riding is wide and entertaining, weaving across dramatic rock benches in a playful, flowy descent. A steep drop off edges one side of the trail, providing striking views and sense of ethereal exhilaration and exposure. The turns are bermed, the tread is sandy and the dense, woodland canopy makes for an incredible ride.

Most riders will reach the Sunningdale trail by first climbing the Miral Heights and Bluffs trail to the highpoint. Sunningdale drops off to the north as it swoops and falls down across steep sidehill, high above the Columbia River. The top is open and flowing with smooth dips and rises and minor technical challenges. A short, but tighter, switchback section marks the middle of the trail, before dropping onto a sharp, sandy ridge beginning a distinct change in vegetation. The lower section is dug deeply into forested hillside as it plunges towards Sandpit Road. The riding here is smooth and fast, with long sight lines and winding corners that is deceptively long and always a thrill. It shadows Sandpit Rd for its final section before emptying out into the residential community.


Hints: The Sunningdale trail follows a steady, flowy gradient for much of its course, allowing riders to blast down at high speeds. Riders need to be aware that the trail is also very popular with local resident hikers and dog walkers who don't appreciate being startled by bikers traveling at supersonic speeds. Slow it down and please respect all trail users.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sunningdale bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -959 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,416 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,375 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,375 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,416 ft
  • Grade
    -10.108%
  • Grade max
    -61.019%
  • Grade min
    22.467%
  • Distance climb
    1,331 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    337 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:11
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Status:
on Dec 3, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 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
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Sunningdale Trail Reports

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      Dec 3, 2018 @ 4:19pm
      Dec 3, 2018
      Eminently rideable for normal MTB rubber. A couple of small patches of snow on the back, but a real late-season treat!
      Dec 3, 2018 @ 4:17pm
      Dec 3, 2018
      Nov 19, 2018 @ 7:48pm
      Nov 19, 2018
      Trail is still in great shape.
      Apr 27, 2018 @ 8:59pm
      Apr 27, 2018
      Apr 14, 2018 @ 1:13pm
      Apr 14, 2018
      A few minor wet sections, and slick on some of the corners in the woods, but overall in good shape and ready to ride. Lots of hikers; watch those...
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      Oct 17, 2018 @ 5:35pm
      Oct 17, 2018
      Sunningdale, My City

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