2,177 ft
Distance
-596 ft
Descent
00:10:55
Avg time

Upper PowerSmart Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Diamond Head
    Squamish, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #32196 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Often wet as water flows down the top parts of the trail. Many eroded sections as well as some steep technical switchbacks.

Access Info

Ride 1km along the old doubletrack trail from the parking area above 19th hole.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper PowerSmart bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -596 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,333 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,929 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,929 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,333 ft
  • Grade
    -27.366%
  • Grade max
    -49.281%
  • Grade min
    -4.982%
  • Distance down
    2,177 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:55
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Status:
on Aug 6, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.3 (18 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Both Directions
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • 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
  • 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
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      Upper PowerSmart Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 6, 2019 @ 10:15am
      Aug 6, 2019
      Jul 2, 2019 @ 6:47pm
      Jul 2, 2019
      Trail Crew did a lot of work! This trail is running incredible!
      Jun 11, 2019 @ 3:15pm
      Jun 11, 2019
      Would be great to see some work done on it. Potentially a great trail. Fairly dry loose and blown out in many parts.
      Jun 2, 2019 @ 7:45am
      Jun 2, 2019
      Oct 22, 2018 @ 10:32am
      Oct 22, 2018
      reporter pretty good. a couple of loose bits but otherwise still very much a ridable tech challenge
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 94 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 189 rides
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      Photos

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      134 |
      Jun 27, 2017 @ 9:51am
      Jun 27, 2017
      3,053 |
      Jan 19, 2015 @ 12:07pm
      Jan 19, 2015
      | 12 comments
      531 |
      Oct 28, 2011 @ 12:51pm
      Oct 28, 2011

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      Trail Products

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag arennick (Jun 9, 2019 at 18:44)
       Loose rock galore and ugly. Rooty, wet, no flow and no fun.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag whyapinkbike (Jun 24, 2019 at 20:26)
       I did not ride this! I was just trying to get to Skookum, which is a Blue. I expected to walk some parts, but I ended up hiking nearly the entire thing! It was drop after drop after drop, and wet rock-faces to ride on, or slanted into the side of this super-narrow trail. No landing room for the drops, either. I ride Grizzly, which is a dark Blue; _this_ is an order of magnitude more difficult. (BTW, the "Blue" Skookum was barely even a Green! Not by comparison, but on its own terms.)
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Flow-Ryder (Jul 2, 2019 at 18:46)
       Incredible! One of the best descents from the top!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag skiersteve (Jul 29, 2019 at 15:59)
       Definitely found some flow, will keep you on your toes for sure. Hadn’t ridden it pre buff and definitely the potential for some ugly erosion, was running well as of the weekend.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag alidee (Aug 27, 2019 at 14:16)
       N. M
      [Reply]

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