THE ABYSS - TRAIL

THE ABYSS - Trail, Nanaimo, British Columbia

has some board walks, logg climbs HUGE CRAZY drops and a ton of other fun stuff really steep rock faces.

User Reviews (3)

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Stuart47   Cross Country Rider [Jan 18, 2012]

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.

Similar Products Used: Westwood Ridge
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4
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4
vb_skier   Cross Country Rider [Jul 10, 2005]

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

Customer Service

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.

Similar Products Used: Doumont, AMC Top Bridge Park
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5
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3
Houston   [Oct 20, 2001]

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.

Customer Service

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

Similar Products Used: Doumont, Mt. Benson and Collery Dam.
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