917 ft
Distance
-138 ft
Descent
00:01:51
Avg time
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The Zipper Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    South Benson / Wolf Mountain
    Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year round unless there is snow.
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Berm, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #4016 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #29974 in Trail Running
    • #20408 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 45 in Trail Running
    • 45 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2017

Starts on the old FTR trail. A Little of everything. Nice and flowy with A couple of wood features including a small drop an A-frame and a skinny. Some nice berms and a couple jumps.

This trail is unsanctioned.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for The Zipper mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -138 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,812 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,950 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,950 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,812 ft
  • Grade
    -15.056%
  • Grade max
    -38.987%
  • Grade min
    0.247%
  • Distance down
    739 ft
  • Distance flat
    178 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:51
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:00
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Status:
on Nov 20, 2021
Snow Cover...
Avg: 4.55 (15 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      The Zipper Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 229 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,508 rides
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      Photos

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      108 |
      Jun 24, 2019 @ 12:01pm
      Jun 24, 2019
      145 |
      May 26, 2018 @ 6:33pm
      May 26, 2018
      187 |
      May 26, 2018 @ 6:33pm
      May 26, 2018
      251 |
      Nov 28, 2017 @ 10:58am
      Nov 28, 2017
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