Distance: 460 m
Time: 5 – 15 min
Elevation Gain: 41 m
Elevation Loss: 0 m
Technical Rating: Intermediate
Physical Rating: Moderate
Season: Year round
Permit Required: No
The Aloha Trail was built specifically for the BC Bike Race as a climbing trail, although it may be ridden in either direction. The snake like singletrack trail is located in the Duck Lake area and is accessible from either Farside when being climbed or Green Road Trail when being descended. Built to last, Aloha features some incredibly buff singletrack, with a beautifully constructed wooden bridge that completes a corkscrew like section of trail. The corners on Aloha are well bermed to provide incredible flow when descended and to allow for wide and easy cornering when climbed. There are plenty of trinkets on display along this trail, including a set of hula girls found hung up next to the bridge; adding to the flavour of this route. Aloha parallels a canyon, offering up some fabulous views of Kelly Falls and Blackwater Creek along several sections of the wide and swooping corners. This short trail is well worth riding with so much goodness packed into the 460 m route. Not to mention that Aloha provides better access to the east entrance for Death Rattle located north of Aloha on Green Road Trail.
Aloha is an intermediate trail that will delight all riders that venture onto it. Swooping wide corners, buff singletrack and incredible views will greet you along this trail. Huge thanks goes to the Powell River Cycling Association and the Chain Gang for building such a fun trail. And a special thanks to Stephen for building the incredible bridge, it truly is a work of art.
TRAILHEAD | N49 51.288 W124 23.817
Access to Aloha is via Farside Trail. Ride north on Farside from Duck Lake FSR Branch 3. Cross the bridge over Kelly Falls, pedal up the short steep climb and look for the trailhead to Aloha located on your right (east).
To descend Aloha, access it via Green Road Trail. The trailhead is found halfway down Green Road Trail and is well-marked.
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