1,488 ft
Distance
14 ft
Climb
-243 ft
Descent
00:02:24
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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Burnaby Mountain / SFU
    Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (13 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 [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 90 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
    00:02:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:48
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on Jan 15, 2024
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Avg: 4.1 (48 votes)
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      Upper Lower... Trail Reports

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      Jan 15, 2024 @ 7:17pm
      Jan 15, 2024
      Running great except for the large ice patch covering the width of the trail a few corners in.
      Nov 12, 2023 @ 1:52pm
      Nov 12, 2023
      Gotten slightly better but still quite a few puddles.
      Nov 11, 2023 @ 2:34pm
      Nov 11, 2023
      Rivers on trail and very muddy
      Oct 28, 2023 @ 7:48am
      Oct 28, 2023
      Oct 24, 2023 @ 4:54pm
      Oct 24, 2023
      Tree down
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 25 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 759 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 13,335 rides
      • Last: Feb 21, 2024

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      13 |
      Nov 11, 2023 @ 2:37pm
      Nov 11, 2023
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      Nov 11, 2023 @ 2:37pm
      Nov 11, 2023
      695 |
      May 18, 2016 @ 6:07pm
      May 18, 2016
      1,021 |
      Oct 27, 2015 @ 9:15pm
      Oct 27, 2015

      Routes with this trail

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

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      Gear Jammer Uppercut - Burnaby Mountain
      4:17 | 128 | Jul 7, 2023 , Burnaby
      Gear Jammer to Lower Snake Kona Honzo ESD
      6:58 | 121 | Mar 17, 2023 , Burnaby
      Updates | Flowing Down Burnaby Mountain
      7:24 | 155 | Sep 28, 2022 , Burnaby
      Gearjammer, Uppercut, and Snake at SFU | Vlog #1
      6:05 | 166 | Jun 12, 2022 , Burnaby
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