1,739 ft
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-492 ft
Descent
00:06:11
Avg time
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Upper Elevator Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Burke Mountain
    Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (6 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Ladder Bridge, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #9562 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #50495 in Trail Running
    • #18179 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 40 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking

Upper Elevator is a steep, old-school, often fall-line trail. It has seen significant work over the past few years to help armor some of the steepest sections. After the first minute, turn right onto Jump Line and climb it for ~50m, then continue down Upper Elevator on your left.

This trail is unsanctioned.

More Stats for Upper Elevator mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -489 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,580 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,069 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,069 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,581 ft
  • Grade
    -28.1%
  • Grade max
    -52.9%
  • Grade min
    4.1%
  • Distance climb
    125 ft
  • Distance down
    1,614 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:52
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Status:
on Jul 2, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (24 votes)
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Upper Elevator Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 230 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 989 rides
      • Last: Aug 10, 2022

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      Trail Products

      18 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      trail-governor (Feb 6, 2022 at 13:54)
      Thanks for the new work Mark and Brian. Trail is running great
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      gnarcissist (Jan 29, 2022 at 17:00)
      Epic trail. Thanks for all the hard work guys.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Bikedude666 (Feb 19, 2021 at 12:17)
      I haven't ridden this in a while but had a blast last time I was down. It was super hard but well constructed. Is that area rideable right now? I'd like to ride it again soon!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      buckeye74 (Jun 5, 2020 at 21:06)
      Sick trail with recent trail work. Not eroded in the least.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      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]
      • + 3
      LongLiveChainSaw (Apr 6, 2020 at 16:20)
      Anyone else feel like this is harder then deliverance?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      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]
      • + 3
      jaydawg69 (Dec 18, 2019 at 19:32)
      how is this trail not a double black?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      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]
      • + 3
      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]
      • + 4
      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]
      • + 2
      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.
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      • + 2
      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]
      • + 4
      Bikedude666 (May 22, 2019 at 12:19)
      What kind of crazy comment is this? Please provide photographic evidence to back up this report.
      [Reply]
      • + 5
      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]
      • - 2
      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]
      • + 5
      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
      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.
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