1.2 miles
Distance
491 ft
Climb
-79 ft
Descent
00:22:02
Avg time

Upper Xylem Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain 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
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #1487 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 55 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 mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    410 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,191 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,602 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,191 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,601 ft
  • Grade
    6.22%
  • Grade max
    -16.11%
  • Grade min
    37.191%
  • Distance climb
    4,779 ft
  • Distance down
    1,473 ft
  • Distance flat
    347 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:02
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:41
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Status:
on May 2, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.45 (15 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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      Upper Xylem Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 2, 2021 @ 10:13am
      May 2, 2021
      reporter
      Apr 3, 2021 @ 9:04am
      Apr 3, 2021
      Mar 6, 2021 @ 10:15am
      Mar 6, 2021
      Jan 30, 2021 @ 9:30am
      Jan 30, 2021
      Climbing skins on for the last 300m otherwise clear and soggy.
      Jan 18, 2021 @ 11:36am
      Jan 18, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 16 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 362 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,881 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      13 |
      Jan 19, 2021 @ 9:54pm
      Jan 19, 2021
      41 |
      Dec 30, 2018 @ 1:35pm
      Dec 30, 2018
      63 |
      Jul 2, 2018 @ 6:24pm
      Jul 2, 2018
      103 |
      Mar 25, 2018 @ 3:17pm
      Mar 25, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Ride Cowichan Maple Descender
      8 miles
      Maple Syrup and Phloem
      8 miles
      Tzouhalem and Maple Summit Loop
      26 miles
      Maple & Tzou Summit Loop
      30 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      Brentical (Jun 16, 2019 at 18:22)
       Awesome climbing trail. So fun.
      Thanks for the amazing work done here
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      Videos

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      First Ride Of The Newbie Slow Riders Club!
      8:36 | 236 | Jul 16, 2018 , Duncan
      Going down Xylem!
      8:35 | 292 | Jul 16, 2018 , Duncan
      160626 Maple Climb Trail
      7:56 | 143 | Jun 29, 2016 , Duncan
      160626 Maple Climb Trail DMc
      7:20 | 67 | Jun 28, 2016 , Duncan
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