1.2 miles
Distance
472 ft
Climb
-36 ft
Descent
00:23:02
Avg time

Upper Xylem Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Maple Mountain
    Duncan, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #1603 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #3433 in E-Biking
    • #4949 in Trail Running
    • #15567 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Municipality of North Cowichan

Final leg of the Xylem Climbing trail to reach the summit of Maple Mountain and start of Upper Maple Syrup.

Access Info

Riding downhill is not allowed.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper Xylem multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    437 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,200 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,639 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,202 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,640 ft
  • Grade
    6.6%
  • Grade max
    -8.8%
  • Grade min
    31%
  • Distance climb
    5,197 ft
  • Distance down
    948 ft
  • Distance flat
    443 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:02
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:53
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Status:
on May 9, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.6 (20 votes)
Your vote: 0

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Upper Xylem Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 9, 2022 @ 8:11pm
      May 9, 2022
      Feb 20, 2022 @ 8:48am
      Feb 20, 2022
      Feb 19, 2022 @ 7:43am
      Feb 19, 2022
      Feb 19, 2022 @ 7:42am
      Feb 19, 2022
      Tree removed
      Feb 13, 2022 @ 12:18pm
      Feb 13, 2022
      reporter This section is perfect all the way to the top with only one down tree that can be ridding over until it is removed
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 15 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 312 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,160 rides
      • Last: Aug 10, 2022

      Photos

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      16 |
      Aug 5, 2021 @ 7:01pm
      Aug 5, 2021
      20 |
      Aug 3, 2021 @ 5:52pm
      Aug 3, 2021
      34 |
      Jan 19, 2021 @ 9:54pm
      Jan 19, 2021
      78 |
      Jul 2, 2018 @ 6:24pm
      Jul 2, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      titledistance
      Ride Cowichan Maple Descender8 miles
      Cowichan Triple32 miles
      Maple Syrup and Phloem8 miles
      Tzouhalem and Maple Summit Loop26 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      colchilibeck (Aug 3, 2021 at 17:52)
      A great end to the whole Xylem series. I loved every bit of that climb.
      If you like climbing, you will like these trails.
      A huge shout out to anyone who has worked on the trails at Maple Mountain. Amazing work!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Brentical (Jun 16, 2019 at 18:22)
      Awesome climbing trail. So fun.
      Thanks for the amazing work done here
      [Reply]





      Videos

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      First Ride Of The Newbie Slow Riders Club!
      8:36 | 294 | Jul 16, 2018 , Duncan
      Going down Xylem!
      8:35 | 325 | Jul 16, 2018 , Duncan
      160626 Maple Climb Trail
      7:56 | 150 | Jun 29, 2016 , Duncan
      160626 Maple Climb Trail DMc
      7:20 | 71 | Jun 28, 2016 , Duncan
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