Distance: 368 m
Time: 5 – 15 min
Elevation Gain: 0 m
Elevation Loss: 49 m

Technical Rating: Advanced
Physical Rating: Moderate
Season: Year Round
Permit Required: No

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Natural High is a great trail for intermediate to advanced riders looking to progress. It contains several Technical Trail Features (TTFs); but none are mandatory and all with ride around options for novice riders. The trail is armoured (some parts are fully rocked in) so it is rideable in all conditions, and though some of the wooden stunts will be very slippery in the wet, they are of a very high quality, flow well and will last for years. The trail starts with a steepish entrance into a ladder bridge with a small (2 foot) gap jump on the left, a small drop in the middle, and a roll on the right. At the next intersection the left hand path goes down a log into a pivoting teeter totter. The teeter moves fast, so check out the pivot point before you ride it. The trail to the right avoids the TTF. At the next fork/option lower down the trail, the more challenging path is to the right with a narrow bridge over a rock. Near the end of the trail there is a large boulder that can be ridden over. Be sure to check out the other side of the boulder before you ride it. The plank that you ride down on is narrow, slippery when wet and you won’t want to miss lining up your tire on it. The final move is a bridge up onto a couple of large fallen trees into a drop down onto a rocked-in transition. The ride-around is on the right. At the end you’ll find yourself out on Lower Griffin right above the Lower Griffin Switchbacks and Immonator.

TRAILHEAD | N49 21.519 W123 02.130

The trailhead is clearly marked with a signpost and a large sign hanging in a tree. Access it directly off Mountain Highway, just before the water tower and washrooms.

bikepirate rating: 3 Skulls

Trail options

After riding Natural High, you can ride back up Lower Griffin, or down the Lower Griffen Switchback or Immonator (the most challenging option) or keep going past both of these to take Lower Griffin down to McNair Road via a short section on Baden Powell. Once on McNair, turn right and ride back up to your car.