1,488 ft
Distance
14 ft
Climb
-243 ft
Descent
00:02:42
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Burnaby Mountain / SFU
    Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    All season
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #961 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper Lower Gearjammer mountain bike 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
    00:02:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:30:47
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Status:
on Oct 21, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4 (36 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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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
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  • 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

  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to upper-lower-gearjammer trailhead (49.275560, -122.901870)
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      Upper Lower... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 21, 2020 @ 8:08pm
      Oct 21, 2020
      Be careful, hikers like to be a**holes and leave branches on the trails because, "You're too fast!" and "you almost hit me!" Cleared it though.
      Sep 25, 2020 @ 7:26pm
      Sep 25, 2020
      Some parts of the trail it's like riding down the fraser river. Other than that, dirts pretty tacky.
      Sep 25, 2020 @ 3:16pm
      Sep 25, 2020
      Streams running down trail, overgrown
      Sep 24, 2020 @ 5:04pm
      Sep 24, 2020
      Sep 5, 2020 @ 8:03pm
      Sep 5, 2020
      Dry, but not dry enough to be crankworx dusty
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 63 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,556 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,297 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      55 |
      Oct 2, 2019 @ 4:23pm
      Oct 2, 2019
      50 |
      Sep 18, 2019 @ 12:10pm
      Sep 18, 2019
      428 |
      May 18, 2016 @ 6:07pm
      May 18, 2016
      705 |
      Oct 27, 2015 @ 9:15pm
      Oct 27, 2015

      Routes with this trail

      more »
      titleratingdistance
      Mel's Gearjammer, Snake
      3 miles
      Burnaby Mountain Super Lap
      15 miles
      After Work Special
      4 miles
      Burnaby Mountain Lower Trails Rip
      5 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag Stvante (Aug 5, 2014 at 9:01)
       is this permanently closed? i've waited one year for this trail to re-open
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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]

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      Videos

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      Gearjammer to Uppercut to Lower Snake - run 2
      8:33 | 186 | Jul 9, 2020 , Burnaby
      Gearjammer to Uppercut to Lower Snake - run 1
      8:43 | 70 | Jul 9, 2020 , Burnaby
      Upper and Lower Gearjammer Revisited
      5:52 | 243 | Nov 8, 2019 , Burnaby
      MTB SFU Gearjammer Uppercut Lower Snake
      5:25 | 230 | Sep 4, 2019 , Burnaby
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