9 miles
Distance
212 ft
Climb
-4,548 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Vertical Smile Details

  • Riding Area
    Santa Rosa Trails
    Christina Lake, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #90775 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Multi-Use doubletrack descent with some short singletrack portions at the top. Bottom 1/2+ of trail is mixed gravel logging road leading to a poorly paved rural road. This trail used to contain significantly more doubletrack but was re-opened and used as a logging corridor within the last decade.

This descent can be accessed via a hike-a-bike from the baker creek drainage logging roads but due to the current nature of the trail it is best used only as a descent back to Christina Lake after completing the Christina Crest Trail.

Trail is multi-use, please watch for other users including motorized vehicles. Bottom portion of route is a well used rural road often with significant logging truck traffic. Be exceedingly careful the closer you get to town.

This is a true wilderness trail, be prepared for all eventualities, cell service is spotty do not rely on your phone to get you out of trouble.

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

More Stats for Vertical Smile bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -4,336 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,376 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,712 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,376 ft
  • Grade
    -9.149%
  • Grade max
    -39.216%
  • Grade min
    23.202%
  • Distance climb
    4,075 ft
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,169 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
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  • 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
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  • Camping Camping
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      Vertical Smile Trail Reports

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      Jul 26, 2018 @ 5:02pm
      Jul 26, 2018
      Lot of trees down. Cut some out, but many remain and would need chainsaw. Still rideable, but a big pain in a$$ and not overly fun. Would be...
      Aug 12, 2017 @ 8:13pm
      Aug 12, 2017
      Top ~8 km is pretty loose and getting overgrown, but still fun. A new logging road and clearcut below that takes out part of the trail. From about...
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