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Burnaby Mountain

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No. of Reviews: 12

Burnaby Mountain has some of the best trails in the Lower Mainland.
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Latitude
49.272396878973026
Longitude
-122.91057586669922
Trail Directions
There are lots of good trails on Burnaby mountain, but most trails circle the west side of the mountain. It is up and down, but it mostly stays close to the top of the mountain. The difficulty level on most trails are not too high, but there are some difficult sections, especially close to the junction with cardiac hill. The beginning of Nicole's Trail is along Mel's Trail, at the top of a small gulley that you must climb out of after crossing a bridge (heading north). Nicole's trail is one of the most difficult trails on the mountain. There are lots of steep sections and drop-offs. I've still never made it all the way down without having to bail at least once. There are signs indicating that mountain biking is not allowed on Burnaby mountain, however you will see more tire tracks than foot prints along the trails. Most of the "good" trails are steep and muddy. Hikers seem to avoid these trails altogether.
Trail Length
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Burnaby
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Review Date
May 21, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: chris , from surrey

Summary:
burnaby mountian kicks ass theres something for everyone, i've ridden there for a while now and its always fun. Tonnes of good bridges, ladders, and drops... good climb up and wicked coming down

Recommended Route:
well rid up any way you want... the power line road and then up the main trail and when it forks go to the right unless you want a real work out. if your a bit lazy take the road, and if your a pussy take the bus or get someone to drive you up take mel's down once u cross over the road continue along mels and take the first good right that looks like a trail (after a small bridge and switchbacks uphill) this is nicole's its steep with lots of cool drops bridges... the highlight is a 70-foot (somehwere around there) long bridge that rips down the trail, good times. at the end of nichols u end up back where u started, but if you want climb back up the power line for about a minute and take a right witch is a thin dirt trail covered in jumps, good way to end a good ride. good times go there

Other recommended trails in the same area:
uhh nothing



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Review Date
May 19, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: DanDaPhilosopherSlave , from Coquitlam, B.C. Canada

Summary:
-no fun at all 2 ride in rain, deep mud, noisy brakes, slippery rocks on powerlines,,,
-tight corners, lack of roots, short uphill

Recommended Route:
powerline up, pass bus stop, down back garlardi

Other recommended trails in the same area:
burnaby lake, hahahahaha



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Review Date
December 16, 1999

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Andrew Geisheimer , from Coquitlam

Summary:
Joe's is a fun climb if you like that sort of thing. Great for race training. Snake trail is the sort of trail that you have to ride a dozen times just to clean it, then another dozen to do it smoothly. the Lower end of Snake is a really fast trail with lots of off-camber stuff that will chuck you off the bike in the wet.

Recommended Route:
Up Joe's Hill, then through Naheeno Park and along Mel's and Down Snake trail to Gaglardi Way, then Back up again for an encore.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mel's, Nicoles



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Review Date
December 2, 1999

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Bryce , from Coquitlam

Summary:
SFU taught me to ride my first Kona and it holds a special place in my soul. Attending university ontop of a 1250ft mountain that you tear up on a mountain bike while skipping classes or allotted study times is priceless. I would like to send a special thanks out to the BMBC for their hardwork on Nicole's. However, people should note that until the Pole fell, this trail was only of moderate difficulty. One night in the windstorms of fall 1998, Justin and I decided to attempt the trail with our hallogen bulbs. We were descending the switchbacks with limited visibility when the trail suddenly disappeared. A tree the diameter of a mini van crossed our path. We had to climb over this beast 3 times before we figured out where the trail continued. I truly believe that this fallen tree was a gift from above as the trail was in need of an upgrade. I jumped to the conclusion that the powers at be (BMBC, City of Burnaby) would cut up the tree to remove it from their trail. However, the next time I rode the trail, I was pleased to see that they had ingeniously found a way to incorporate the move into their trail. Very Cool. My success rate on this move is around 75%. The first time I snapped the frame doing a wheely to the left side and the second time I did in my derailer and drop out between the trees at the top. It is a really good tree to learn on. Burnaby Mtn is restricted to building as it is in a city park. I pray that more of these gifts from above are received to keep things interesting.

Recommended Route:
As previously mentioned

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I think that the Snake (where I hit my first tree) and the Powerlines (where I slid down half of the bottom on my ass) are equivalent if not better than Nicole's.



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Review Date
November 7, 1999

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: DanDaDilToy , from Coquitlam

Summary:
Super slippery in corners, if you decide to ride in rain. Prefer to use 195 or 210 tires. I used my 185 mosquito. Holy shhh, fell 5 times from top to the bottom. If in dry weather, the best place in Lower Mainland......

Recommended Route:
From the gas station way down to Garladi Rd.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Burke Mountain



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