1,892 ft
Distance
30 ft
Climb
-577 ft
Descent
00:08:12
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Upper Elevator Trail

Upper Elevator Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Burke Mountain
    Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #29540 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking

Steep, mostly fall line, old school trail.

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

More Stats for Upper Elevator mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -547 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,528 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,075 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,075 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,528 ft
  • Grade
    -28.916%
  • Grade max
    -57.245%
  • Grade min
    12.198%
  • Distance climb
    174 ft
  • Distance down
    1,718 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:14
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Status:
on May 27, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.4 (15 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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  • > 80%
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  • < 50%
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Upper Elevator Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 27, 2020 @ 9:39pm
      May 27, 2020
      May 16, 2020 @ 10:33am
      May 16, 2020
      May 14, 2020 @ 8:32am
      May 14, 2020
      reporter Trail is re-opened for day-use as of May 14, 2020
      Apr 8, 2020 @ 4:32pm
      Apr 8, 2020
      BC Parks closure due to COVID-19 [L=https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020ENV0019-000645]https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020ENV0019-000645[/L]
      Apr 8, 2020 @ 10:43am
      Apr 8, 2020
      reporter BC Parks is immediately closing all provincial parks in response to the widespread call for increased action to address COVID-19.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 88 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 151 rides
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      Photos

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      Trail Products

      15 Reviews & Comments

      • - 2
      flag DIYsandvich (May 21, 2019 at 10:33)
       Trail is full of ruts and erosion since it's built on the fall line. I'd recommend taking deliverance instead, which is right next to upper elevator but is better maintained.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag Tortoise2 (May 22, 2019 at 9:13)
       If there are specific spots you are concerned about with this trail please PM and let us know what you feel needs attention. This is an old school trail which is very different from the style of Deliverance. Was doing some clean up on Upper Elevator the other day and am unsure where you are getting the "full of ruts and erosion" from.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      flag DIYsandvich (May 27, 2019 at 10:54)
       I'll try to get some photos of the erosion in the next week or two. If things are better than I remember then i'll change my rating.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag Tortoise2 (May 29, 2019 at 9:00)
       builders inspected and attended trail. No significant issues at this time. Not concerned about how you rate the trail. If you read my original response to you I am asking if something is noted on a trail to be specific as it is of far more help to us as maintainers/builders. ie: "tree fallen at ......." . If you want to help do the work volunteers are always welcome to join us as well. Just contact us and we can make arrangements. Thanks
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      flag Bikedude666 (May 22, 2019 at 12:19)
       What kind of crazy comment is this? Please provide photographic evidence to back up this report.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag joe-chainbrothers-mtb (Jun 23, 2019 at 8:08)
       Was there yesterday. Amazing new builds and features. Thank you to the builders and maintainers!!! Harder than upper oil can in Fromme!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag Tortoise2 (Jun 30, 2019 at 18:50)
       More work put in over past while. Old school steep and challenging as ever but subtle adjustments helping it flow better.
      [Reply]
      • + 4
      flag gregmowat (Jul 16, 2019 at 22:21)
       Ran down both Elevators today rode that is. Fast way down thats for sure. Great trails you know you cant please all the riders all the time.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      flag mangochaos (Dec 1, 2019 at 17:34)
       Great trail! So fun, steep technical and natural. Loved it. The negative feedback from @Diysandwhich is likely due to being a poorly skilled and soft rider.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      flag jaydawg69 (Dec 18, 2019 at 19:32)
       how is this trail not a double black?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Tortoise2 (Feb 10, 2020 at 0:21)
       See the battle we had with changing the rating for deliverance and you will have the answer
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag LongLiveChainSaw (Apr 6, 2020 at 16:20)
       Anyone else feel like this is harder then deliverance?
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Tortoise2 (Apr 7, 2020 at 23:02)
       We debate that one all the time. Definitely old school, steep and technical. As the builders on this trail we would like to see it rated the same as Deliverance. We see many riders on this expecting another Six or BBT because of the rating being the same as those.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Salokachu (May 17, 2020 at 9:00)
       This is one of my favourites on Burke! So fun and challenging! Thanks for all the hard work put into the trail!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag buckeye74 (Jun 5, 2020 at 21:06)
       Sick trail with recent trail work. Not eroded in the least.
      [Reply]

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