958 ft
Distance
-143 ft
Descent
00:05:44
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Swashbuckler Trail
  • Dirt Pirates
    Builder

Swashbuckler Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    HammerFest
    Parksville, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #19669 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2015

Short but fun ride with flow and berms at the top and then a gouged out, trenched fall line finish.

Access Info

Take road south of Machete for about 200m then watch for rough trail on the right. Trail follows the old Silver Hammer trail uphill.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Swashbuckler mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -143 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,397 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,539 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,539 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,398 ft
  • Grade
    -14.9%
  • Grade max
    -30.6%
  • Grade min
    -4.7%
  • Distance down
    958 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:44
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:55
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Status:
on Aug 3, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 4.2 (5 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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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
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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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  • Ladder Ladder
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      Directions to swashbuckler trailhead (49.230000, -124.387090)
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      Swashbuckler Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 11:36am
      Aug 3, 2020
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 11:49am
      Jul 26, 2020
      Dangerously dry and loose ????
      Jul 21, 2020 @ 10:05pm
      Jul 21, 2020
      Super dry and loose
      Jul 13, 2020 @ 10:43am
      Jul 13, 2020
      May 7, 2020 @ 7:40pm
      May 7, 2020
      Low hanging tree by ramp near top is gone
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 134 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 277 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 7, 2020 @ 3:42pm
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      Dec 16, 2017 @ 3:09pm
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      76 |
      Dec 16, 2017 @ 3:09pm
      Dec 16, 2017
      69 |
      Dec 16, 2017 @ 3:08pm
      Dec 16, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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      Hammerfest 2019 Enduro race featured
      14 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag wa90 (Jan 4, 2020 at 18:50)
       Lures you in with some fast flow then drops you into a fall line chute. Hang on. Super fun.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag rapid-roy ACC (Jan 17, 2020 at 19:36)
       Most of the Club don't like that chute. Options contemplated but nothing started, yet.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag wa90 (Jan 18, 2020 at 13:57)
       Makes sense, I prefer the first bit too, I was caught out the first time by the change and it was not easy to get back under control.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag VancouverIsland (Feb 14, 2020 at 18:54)
       I'm making a new trail that connects from the bottom of Swashbuckler to the powerlines. It's called Cutlass. Please text me at 250 927 6506 if you wanted to help build the trail or to make a small donation to help this trail get completed. Cheers
      [Reply]

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