4,547 ft
Distance
56 ft
Climb
-541 ft
Descent
00:08:54
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Taipan Trail

  • Grant Cooper

    since 2016
    Maintainer

  • Chris Browning

    since 2015
    Maintainer
  • Andrew Davis
    since 2016
    Maintainer
  • Stuart Kilroy
    Maintainer
  • past supporters

Taipan Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #11173 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #6368 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in E-Biking
  • Year Opened
    2014

Taipan is fast and a credit to the trail builder. It's a gem amongst the Douglas Trail network and contains several features that earn it it's double Black diamond rating. Fast upper section leading into rock drops, mammoth turning rock gardens and further down some flowy berms and jumps. Keep an eye out for jump and drop features in the mid section that you don't have to do but make the trail more challenging when you find them. There are also some alternate lines around the bigger rock features.

Access Info

Starts From spiderbait but is often rolled into from the summit via Long way for better flow into the first section.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Taipan mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -485 ft
  • Altitude min
    247 ft
  • Altitude max
    734 ft
  • Altitude start
    734 ft
  • Altitude end
    249 ft
  • Grade
    -10.7%
  • Grade max
    -70.9%
  • Grade min
    22.2%
  • Distance climb
    476 ft
  • Distance down
    3,730 ft
  • Distance flat
    341 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:54
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:33
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Status:
on Sep 14, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.55 (11 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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      Taipan Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 14, 2021 @ 6:44pm
      2 days
      reporter
      Raked from the corner under the cliff to the Ergon tower, knocked a heap of rocks out and reshaped a berm.
      May 3, 2021 @ 11:11pm
      May 3, 2021
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 10:52pm
      Apr 25, 2021
      reporter Open with caution. Upper trails preferred. Avoid mud & puddles.
      Apr 19, 2021 @ 11:17pm
      Apr 19, 2021
      Mar 11, 2021 @ 8:02pm
      Mar 11, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 158 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,948 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 25, 2020 @ 4:27am
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      Jun 24, 2020 @ 3:19am
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      22 |
      Apr 21, 2020 @ 11:41pm
      Apr 21, 2020
      22 |
      Apr 21, 2020 @ 11:41pm
      Apr 21, 2020

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Targa 2016 - Douglas Stage race
      8 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      BenSellers (Oct 31, 2019 at 14:13)
       Top section still closed. Estimated opening Late Jan 2020.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      mymasseur TRMBC (May 9, 2020 at 19:29)
       Fully open bro
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Mitchvg (Nov 23, 2020 at 20:20)
       Only thing missing is a flat out fast section! Otherwise there's some good tech rock features and corners
      [Reply]

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