Alouette Mountain - Switchback - Trail, Maple Ridge, British Columbia

Alouette Mountain - Switchback - Trail, Maple Ridge, British Columbia

DESCRIPTION

Lots of small drops, fairly fast riding and tight singletrack.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 22, 2009]
Gromit_dog
Weekend Warrior

Long fire road up the mountain and good tight single track downhill. The fire access road has really gone to crap, a large 500m section has washed out and lots of trees are down across the trail. Needs some serious maintenance. Instead of fixing the problem signs have been posted, looking at the latest map of golden ears park it looks like they are going to de-activate the portion of the road that passes through malcolm knapp research forest and just let it erode away. Used to be an easy 5 star run due to the awesome fire road for good cardio and exciting downhill section, now the fire road is crap.

Customer Service

Take the Alouette mountain fire access road up the mountain and pick your drop, switchback etc.

Similar Products Used:

Woodlot

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 30, 2005]
brace
Downhiller

This is a fun old school downhill single track. Small drops and some good rock and route sections. Let it rip and its a blast. About two thirds of the way up the trail watch for a narrow single track that goes off the main trail to the right and up. It is much more fun and will let you bypass the two uphill sections of the main trail making it a pure downhill run on the way down. If you go up the trail and take a few small breathers it takes about 35 minutes to get to the top. If you go up the fire access road it takes 50 minutes with a few small breathers unless you are a serious XC rider. My nine speed, 1st gear downhill rig went up without to much strain but I would highly recommend just going up the trail.

Customer Service

(Follow the Golden Ears Park signs) 232nd to Fern cresent and than turn left at Mike Lake. Turn left on the gravel road and stop at the small parking lot across from the second trail head which has a sign that says Eric Dunning Trail at the bottom. That is the trail. Why it is named that at the bottom and the Switch back trail at the top is any bodies guess, but its the same trail.

Similar Products Used:

Bear moutain, Heritage Park, Woodlot

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 19, 2000]
THSS Mountain Bike Team

This is a fairly technical section of trail, but loads and loads of fun. The switchback trail is good to learn the principles of mountain-biking on. Both trails are a great ride. No rating can come close to how good this trail is, so we'll settle for a 5.

Customer Service

Most people turn off at the switchback trailhead, but its worth going to the very top of the trail, much more rewarding.

Similar Products Used:

Woodlot, GiantKiller, CrazyCarpenter, BearMountain

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[May 28, 2000]
mike cawker

it is a very hard and technical fireroad, there are little sticks spaced out meters away from each oother. almost unridable... i bailed on one of these sticks

Customer Service

no where were there is train tracks

Similar Products Used:

the dike, or the road where there is no train tracks... i can not ride over them eather.. they are very hard and technical... i give it four because it is crazyer than than the north shore, with unridable fireroads

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Mar 19, 2001]
Big D

rocky, roots, wet, bc single track the usual. No big stuff small drop at the end were all cross countriers bail ha ha!!

Customer Service

Straight up the alouette mountain trail watch for horse shit!! alternate route the fire road which takes alot longer

Similar Products Used:

Woodlot gold, giant killer, bloodonor,Bear mountain DH course,shotgun

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 08, 2002]
Peter

Nice easy climb on the fireroad, took only 23 min. to get to the top of the trailhead from the parking lot. The Switchback trail is lots of fun nice switchbacks, some steep ans ruff sections with a few creek crossings. Small drops and jumps. The faster you go the better it is, just under 7 min down in the rain.

Customer Service

Take the fireroad up from Mike lake parking lot and turn right at the Switchback trail sign.

Similar Products Used:

Red mountain (Mission)XC trail, SFU, Sumas, Vedder

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
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