5 miles
Distance
539 ft
Climb
-786 ft
Descent
01:05:09
Avg time

Tom Sawyer Details

  • Riding Area
    Quinsam River Trails
    Campbell River, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All Season
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #23508 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2006

Tom Sawyer takes you through different sections of trails, from a flowy river riverside ride, to pump trail through an emerald green forest, a ridge line up above the river and then a jump line. This trail winds along the West bank of the Quinsam River. Originally built through 2008. This is a low impact trail, so expect to see the ferns creeping in during the summer months. A section has recently been logged. Much work has been done recently to get it back in shape. The North end of Tom Sawyer has an excellent jump line and you finish with a big smile pasted on your face.

Access Info

At the South end the trail head is on the north side of the Elk River Mainline after crossing the Quinsam River logging bridge. At the North end it enters on your right just before the Salmon Hatchery.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Tom Sawyer bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -247 ft
  • Altitude min
    91 ft
  • Altitude max
    385 ft
  • Altitude start
    339 ft
  • Altitude end
    91 ft
  • Grade
    -0.931%
  • Grade max
    -24.518%
  • Grade min
    21.14%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,964 ft
  • Avg time
    01:05:09
  • Avg reverse time
    00:46:51
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Status:
on Sep 26, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to tom-sawyer-38327 trailhead (49.976310, -125.322480)
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Tom Sawyer Trail Reports

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Sep 26, 2018 @ 8:04am
Sep 26, 2018
Very overgrown. Hard to see the trail. Active logging visible from trail. Avoid.
Nov 4, 2017 @ 11:18am
Nov 4, 2017
A lot of leaves on trail and a few windfalls but surprisingly little mud.
Aug 3, 2017 @ 12:26pm
Aug 3, 2017
Becoming quite overgrown
Jun 23, 2017 @ 7:43am
Jun 23, 2017
First section has been trimmed but new and last section to Quinsam Hatchery is heavily overgrown.
Apr 30, 2017 @ 8:42pm
Apr 30, 2017
New section of trail in the ravine after the humps. Stay right after the last bridge in the humps, cross the road and the trail head is on your...
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Apr 10, 2016 @ 6:10pm
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Tom Sawyer, Campbell River

1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag Mikepatt14 (Jul 27, 2018 at 12:39)
 Heavily overgrown. Disjointed
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