4,682 ft
Distance
55 ft
Climb
-542 ft
Descent
00:08:18
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
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 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 Double Black features but all have ride arounds. 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
    -487 ft
  • Altitude min
    240 ft
  • Altitude max
    738 ft
  • Altitude start
    727 ft
  • Altitude end
    240 ft
  • Grade
    -10.4%
  • Grade max
    -72.9%
  • Grade min
    17.9%
  • Distance climb
    715 ft
  • Distance down
    3,514 ft
  • Distance flat
    410 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:18
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:33
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Status:
on May 26, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (12 votes)
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      Taipan Trail Reports

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      May 26, 2022 @ 4:53pm
      May 26, 2022
      May 26, 2022 @ 4:53pm
      May 26, 2022
      Repairs done this morning. Ride with caution until it settles. Still needs a trim and a rake.
      May 25, 2022 @ 9:24pm
      May 25, 2022
      Rain ruts on upper section, about 5 landslides around the middle section. Lots of loose rocks throughout trying to throw you off your line. Will...
      May 18, 2022 @ 3:02pm
      May 18, 2022
      Reports of major erosion (major ruts or slumping, large boulders and roots exposed due to erosion) on lower Taipan.
      May 18, 2022 @ 3:01pm
      May 18, 2022
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 106 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,417 rides
      • Last: Jan 30, 2023

      Photos

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      Nov 25, 2020 @ 4:27am
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      140 |
      Jun 24, 2020 @ 3:19am
      Jun 24, 2020
      38 |
      Apr 21, 2020 @ 11:41pm
      Apr 21, 2020
      40 |
      Apr 21, 2020 @ 11:41pm
      Apr 21, 2020

      Routes with this trail

      titledistance
      Bike Fix XC6 2021 race3 miles
      Targa 2016 - Douglas Stage race8 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 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]
      • + 0
      mymasseur TRMBC (May 9, 2020 at 19:29)
      Fully open bro
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      BenSellers (Oct 31, 2019 at 14:13)
      Top section still closed. Estimated opening Late Jan 2020.
      [Reply]





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