2 miles
130 ft
-1,088 ft
Avg time

Sunningdale Details

  • Riding Area
    Trail Bluffs
    Trail, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    April - Nov
  • Global Ranking
    #14002 in Mountain Biking
  • 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,331 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    337 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Dec 3, 2018
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to sunningdale trailhead (49.116571, -117.709700)
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Sunningdale Trail Reports

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

Routes with this trail

Bluffs / Sunningdale (Loop) featured
9 miles
Bluffs / Sunningdale (Point to Point)
5 miles

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