Distance: 1.4 km
Time: 15 – 45 min
Elevation Gain: 20 m
Elevation Loss: 213 m
Technical Rating: Advanced
Physical Rating: Moderate
Season: March – November
Permit Required: No
Some sections of Pangor are dirty and smooth and others are rocked-in (armoured), but Pangor is really all about the technical trail features. It has some of the best, challenging, low to the ground skinny log rides and ladders that you’ll find on the North Shore. Some of them are only 6 to inches wide and about a foot off the ground, so Pangor is the perfect place to improve your balance. The consequences for falling here is much lower than on other trails. The great part is that the skinnies often curve gently or turn sharply making it a real challenge to ride them in one go without falling or grabbing a tree for balance along the way. None of them are mandatory either so beginners can walk or ride around anything they find too challenging. After a few rides some of these features won’t be as difficult, but come back after it has rained and the woodwork will be a little bit slippery but still fun to ride.
There is only one steep section near the end of the trail and it is easily walked if you think it will be too difficult to ride. This section has many different route options, from a steep, skinny log ride, to rock rolls, drops, and a less intimidating rocked-in ride around, so you can keep challenging yourself, or ride within your comfort zone.
TRAILHEAD | N49 20.200 W122 58.412
The trailhead is located on the South side of the Baden Powell trail. The new sign is on a wooden post which is strangely located on the North side of Baden Powell, but the trail is very clear and has an older sign hanging in a tree right above the trailhead.
bikepirate rating: 3 Skulls
Pangor is really all about is the skinny log rides. It has some of the best, challenging, low to the ground skinnies (we’re talking about 6” – 8” wide) that you’ll find on the North Shore. The trail ends right at the beginning of Slash, a short trail in a similar style to Pangor. Just cross the path, and keep on riding.
We had a lot of fun sessioning the slippery woodwork when we took the photos for this trail page. Thank you Morgan Taylor and Billy Jackson for taking such awesome pics and for showing us a great time.