Distance: 313 m
Time: 5 – 15 min
Elevation Gain: 42 m
Elevation Loss: 85 m
Technical Rating: Advanced
Physical Rating: Moderate
Season: April – November
Permit Required: No
Corkscrew is a short trail that runs from the road to the power lines. It parallels and then merges with the Incline trail. While they both access the lower trails on Mount Seymour you should ride Corkscrew because it’s seen a lot of improvements lately and it’s way more fun to ride.
The beginning of Corkscrew has some wide, low log rides. As you ride off these logs keep an eye on your left for a very fun, very narrow, technical trail feature that branches off the trail; it’s one of the best low-consequence skill-testers on the Shore. It runs right alongside the trail. This section is followed by your choice of a long, rubberized log ride, a wide planked bridge, or a rocked-in roll-down. This is a popular skill building area to session. The trail then turns sharply to the right. Pay attention after this bermed corner because Corkscrew continues on your left, while the Mushroom trail continues west across the hillside. Corkscrew drops into a newly rebuilt section of flowy berms and then crosses a creek and climbs for a couple of meters before starting downhill again. At this point you’ll pass the Salvation trailhead on your left as you continue a short distance down to Incline. The Mushroom Trail intersects Incline and continues on towards the trailhead for Ned’s Atomic Dustbin.
TRAILHEAD | N49 20.578 W122 58.417
The trailhead is on your left about 10 meters into Incline – right off Mt. Seymour Road. It’s got a big board on the right of the trail and an older trail sign hanging up in a tree.
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Additional trail information
Corkscrew is a connector trail with a handful of trail options connecting to it. Ned’s Atomic Dustbin is an easier trail, where Salvation is more challenging. The trail is usually good to ride from April to November, but may end up being open all year; depending on the snow line.