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THE ABYSS

Average Rating:    (4.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

has some board walks, logg climbs HUGE CRAZY drops and a ton of other fun stuff really steep rock faces.
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Latitude
49.131633058621404
Longitude
-123.96852493286133
Trail Directions
cant remeber ask any bike shop in Nanaimo , It is some were up past collier damn!
Trail Length
At least one hour
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Nanaimo
Web Address
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
January 18, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Stuart47 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Neat trail , hard cardio workout at the beginning but rewards well worth it . Really icy when i venture out last weekend I have the brusies to show for it . Has a bit of everything in it for all level of riders.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Westwood Ridge



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Review Date
July 10, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: vb_skier ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The Abyss, probably one of the most famous trails on vancouver island. good technical trail with small rock drops and a total of 2 stunts for you freeride fanatics who have to drop off of a parkade for the trail to be worth riding. Its mostly a technical cross country type of trail, with chicken lines in all of the hard areas so you can make it as hard as you want

Recommended Route:
Park under the powerlines, and continue south underthem until you see the Trans Canada Trail sign on the right, which is where you should turn to begin climbing. Follow all of the obvious turns at the forks, and you should be experiencing the Abyss. I had some trouble finding the trail but I knew i was there when I saw the downhill logride. Return either humility (get a map) or go right and follow the forestry service road when you get to the end of the trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Doumont, AMC Top Bridge Park



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Review Date
October 20, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Houston , from Nanaimo

Summary:
The trailhead is up Harewood mines road a little ways past the highway overpass. When you reach some cement barriers on your left park and ride up beside the steps on the right a little ways down the logging road. Keep right until you see a sign for the Trans Canada Trail. This is the start of the Abyss. Unfortunately, this trail has seen some taming because of the aforementioned but still has a lot to offer. The nice thing about this trail is that you can take your novice friend along who can ride around all the nasties while you show off. It's mostly a cross country trail with some wild stuff dotting the trail. The challenging stuff comes mainly in the form of lots of hucks off rock bluffs or steep descents down rock faces. There is one ladder on Abyss and one A-frame ladder on Humility (recently rebuilt, good job). No log rides to speak of except for one insane steep thing halfway down the Abyss. Lots of nice view spots to stop and pound back a power bar.

Recommended Route:
The best way is to go in on the Abyss then back on Humility.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Doumont, Mt. Benson and Collery Dam.



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