1,488 ft
Distance
14 ft
Climb
-243 ft
Descent
00:02:23
Avg time

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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Burnaby Mountain / SFU
    Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (7 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    All season
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #850 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2645 in Trail Running
    • #1869 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    City of Burnaby

Starts at the intersection of Mel's, it has some decent flow with some berms. Generally windy and not too steep but you can still manage to get some decent speed. The trail brings you to a junction where you can choose to ride uppercut or continue down lower gearjammer where it is a steeper, loose and rocky descent with a few rollable drops in the mix. Quite rutted and short but good fun. Please note that if you ride this section it is marked as being closed by the land manager.

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More Stats for Upper Lower Gearjammer mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -229 ft
  • Altitude min
    717 ft
  • Altitude max
    946 ft
  • Altitude start
    946 ft
  • Altitude end
    717 ft
  • Grade
    -15.414%
  • Grade max
    -32.332%
  • Grade min
    9.497%
  • Distance climb
    188 ft
  • Distance down
    1,275 ft
  • Distance flat
    25 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:23
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:29
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Status:
on Jan 18, 2023
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Avg: 4 (43 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Upper Lower... Trail Reports

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      Jan 18, 2023 @ 5:14pm
      Jan 18, 2023
      Super tacky in the dirt, just watch the wood work can be slick
      Dec 28, 2022 @ 2:00am
      Dec 28, 2022
      A few creeks running down the trail.
      Dec 11, 2022 @ 2:58am
      Dec 11, 2022
      Riding great! Little mud in places.
      Nov 12, 2022 @ 11:53pm
      Nov 12, 2022
      Nov 10, 2022 @ 9:13am
      Nov 10, 2022
      Riding well, small puddles, ground is good and grippy
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 29 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 942 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 11,831 rides
      • Last: Jan 28, 2023

      Photos

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      31 |
      May 13, 2022 @ 8:09pm
      May 13, 2022
      75 |
      Jun 5, 2021 @ 4:08pm
      Jun 5, 2021
      619 |
      May 18, 2016 @ 6:07pm
      May 18, 2016
      919 |
      Oct 27, 2015 @ 9:15pm
      Oct 27, 2015

      Routes with this trail

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      titledistance
      Mel's Gearjammer, Snake3 miles
      Burnaby Mountain Super Lap15 miles
      SFU Loop5 miles
      After Work Special4 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      Mcyeetus (Sep 29, 2021 at 18:22)
      Windy middle section to Gearjammer. Easy to get speed with big berms and easy tech. More like a hard blue, not really a black trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      KingFuzzles (Nov 4, 2020 at 16:58)
      The lower section is still closed. The city of Burnaby does not support or maintain these trails and the BMBA is rarely allowed permission from the city to maintain them. It's sad.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Vrmadd (May 21, 2017 at 10:27)
      Top half is open, but the bottom half still says closed, but no barrier. I didn't ride it but I'm guessing others may have.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      Stvante (Aug 5, 2014 at 9:01)
      is this permanently closed? i've waited one year for this trail to re-open
      [Reply]





      Videos

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      Updates | Flowing Down Burnaby Mountain
      7:24 | 62 | Sep 28, 2022 , Burnaby
      Gearjammer, Uppercut, and Snake at SFU | Vlog #1
      6:05 | 98 | Jun 12, 2022 , Burnaby
      Burnaby Mountain with Paige
      5:03 | 68 | Mar 15, 2022 , Burnaby
      Gearjammer to Lower Snake - 2022
      5:20 | 72 | Mar 4, 2022 , Burnaby
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