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UBC Endowment Lands

Average Rating:    (3.08 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 13

I'll get chastized by the extremists for posting this area because this network of trails is easy-peasy. But every once in a while you jusy want to boot along a beautiful wooded trail and not worry about drop off's, logs or various other hazards. best to hit these trails mid week if you're doing serious speed otherwise the snobby west siders walking their pedigreed dogs on the weekends will sniff at you in disdain when you whiz past them. blow past them. if you're not familiar with vancouver, try and make note of the trails on the maps posted at some of the trail heads so you know which trails to merge onto. sometimes a trail spits you out on a road and you'll have no idea where you are is you don't live in the city. these trails are protected by the tall trees so the trails don't get overly muddy. nothing serious from a technical standpoint; just fast cruising with some nice turns and hills. if i'm too beat to gear up and drive to some real trails, this is the alternative. Mostly wide trails with some narrowing to single track. Very peaceful on a sunny afternoon. you can actually appreciate the sunbeams cutting through the trees 'cos you're not worried about clearing a drop off!
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Latitude
49.26377190987615
Longitude
-123.19587707519531
Trail Directions
Various places to hook up onto this network of trails that winds through the vast forsets where the University of BC is situated. Take West 33rd (past Dunbar) to the trail head. Take West 16th (past Blanca) and enter on trail heads found along the road to your left and right. W. 41st and South West Marine, entrance to the right if you are on SW Marine.
Trail Length
many kilometres
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Vancouver
   


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Review Date
December 14, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: yehudafunk ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
it was too easy boring pointless

Recommended Route:
none

Other recommended trails in the same area:
wistler



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Review Date
November 20, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Tos ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is my favorite commute to and from UBC. The route is fun and easy, and it sure beats putting your life in the hands of the N-drivers along Marine Drive. Going towards campus there's just enough of an incline to get a little aerobic workout. Summer night rides can be fabulous because the trails are deserted, and because there are coyotes, owls, raccoons, and occasionally skunks.

I have to agree with the posters who complain about some cyclists' bad manners. It's a shared trail, and there's nothing more annoying--not to say dangerous--than some twerp pretending the stretch down from 10th is the Ring Creek Rip.

Recommended Route:
Take Salish trail from Spanish Banks or Chancellor Blvd to 41st and Camosun(crossing 10th and 16th along the way), cross Marine Drive and ride down to the Fraser River and through Southlands.



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Review Date
June 24, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: North Shore Peter , from Vancouver UEL

Summary:
I am a serious cyclist that grew up on the back of Grouse Mountain and was instrumental in the original cycling trails built in the late 1970's and early 1980s.

Before there were such a thing as "Mountain Bikes" my friends Don, Mike and myself were creating our own bikes and our own trails. We welded our own frames and made our own solar-heated log hot-tub half-way up Grouse Mtn. It is still there, without the solar heaters, if you know where to look. That being said, why are most mountain bikers that use the UEL trails so impolite? They ride as if people walking dogs are able to read minds. They seriously try to intimidate dogs and people alike. ** NOT ALL ** people walking their dogs in Pacific Spirit / UEL are "west side snobs" . . a lot are people from all over Vancouver whom do not live near to dog-friendly areas. The REAL westside snobs are the ones on horseback. Those are the supremely touchy types whom want the place to themselves. If us cyclists are not careful, they will get their wish. So.

Why do extreme-type mountain bikers come to UEL / Pacific Spirit to run down dogs, walkers and joggers? Why do we barrel down at high speed trying to intimidate walkers and dogs?

There are a lot of trees and tight corners in the park.

We're travelling at 25 - 35 mph and don't want to think about who might be around the corner. So we have to jam on your brakes or basically force pedestrians out of the way.

Let us learn some manners.

I've been riding bikes for 40 years and have NEVER ONCE taken it for granted.

Don't take our bicycling freedoms for granted. Learn some manners or hit the trails behind Cyprus, Grouse, Seymour, Fromme or the Needles if you can't share.

Come on. Stop being a jerk, or I will personnally toss a stick in your spokes when you try and run me off the trail in Pacific Spirit Park. I've already done it to one stupid idiot. You could be next. Yeah, that's right, this is a threat. S L O W ~ D O W N

And learn some manners. There is enough room to share.
If you can't share, hit the wild, make your own paradise.

Recommended Route:
There are many obvious bike trails, many not-so-obvious trails and many secret trails with great adventure and beauty. Hint: the further west you go, the less people you find.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I will never divulge the paradise I have found until others learn some manners and stop pounding the wilderness into pavement.



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Review Date
May 27, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Coby , from The Deep (North Shore)

Summary:
Not much here but easy cruisin'. But if you're actually looking for a place to actually ride your bike instead of balancing it at an average of .7mph then hit the endowment lands with lots of speed. This ain't Marin, this ain't the Moab--but it's about as close as you'll find in the Lower Mainland. Get some speed and wind through this vast network of single track. I suggest taking Salish from 16th all the way 'till it spits you out on Spanish Banks. The faster you go, the better it is. These trails are what you make of them. All dog walkers, stick to the right.

Recommended Route:
Salish



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Review Date
December 21, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: BIGDOG , from The Shore

Summary:
Great training runs if you stick to the unmaked sections. You have to keep your eyes peeled as there are lots of little trails that kick off the sides of the main trails. Not the most challenging riding I've ever done but it's fun to ride with a big group or for begginers to intermediate. Fun night riding.

Recommended Route:
Any trail that is unmarked

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Nothing compares to the shore



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