Distance: 1.1 km
Time: 10 – 15 min
Elevation Gain: 9 m
Elevation Loss: 84 m
Technical Rating: Intermediate
Physical Rating: Easy
Season: April – October
Permit Required: No
Fifty is a short singletrack trail located in the Mackenzie Area. It was built for the Nimby Fifty; an epic mountain bike race covering many of the world-class singletrack trails, climbs and descents, that Pemberton is well known for. The trail cuts out a 1 km section of the Mackenzie FSR and provides a much more enjoyable riding experience along its descending route. The trail eventually spits out onto an access road linked to the Mackenzie FSR. This section of road has no name and will take the rider towards the trailheads for Overnight Sensation and Rusty Trombone; or turn right (west) back onto the Mackenzie FSR.
Incorporate Fifty into your ride if you have pedaled up Let it Go to the first paraglide launch site and you are now heading down to access Overnight Sensation or Rusty Trombone. This is a great alternative to descending down the Mackenzie FSR, a loose gravel road. The trail is found about 330 m southeast of the first launch site, heading east into the woods leaving the Mackenzie FSR.
Fifty is a relatively new addition to the Mackenzie Area trail network and because it’s not ridden outside the Nimby Fifty very often, you should find the trail in awesome shape. The trail runs through a heavily wooded area, as it rolls and gradually descends down towards the access for Overnight and Rusty. There are a couple of low lying bridge crossings near the end of the trail and some fun poppers to get your wheels of the ground, if you so choose.
TRAILHEAD | N50 21.036 W122 47.677
Access to Fifty is found 330 m southeast of the first paragliding launch site, directly off of the Mackenzie FSR.
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