Distance: 348 m
Time: 10 – 20 min
Elevation Gain: 8 m
Elevation Loss: 54 m

Technical Rating: Advanced
Physical Rating: Easy
Season: Year round
Permit Required: No

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Pingu is a short trail with some technical challenges. It starts at the powerlines near the bottom of Salvation and runs down to Baden Powell just west of Team Pangor and Boogieman trailheads. The trail has a new entrance which is bench cut and much tamer than the old; however, it turns quickly onto the old line and heads downhill fast. There has been some good work done on Pingu lately and so this steeper section has easier routes around the drops and jumps, but it’s good to proceed with caution and don’t air anything without first checking it out. The landings are all rocked in, making the landing hard on your equipment and body.

The steep section turns right into a smooth, rolling traverse with features that can be pumped or jumped providing a highlight for the short trail. Just before the end, Pingu turns into a creek bed which can have a decent amount of water running down it, even when it’s not raining. All the soil near the end has washed away and it’s a short, technical grunt out onto Baden Powell.

TRAILHEAD | N49 20.353 W122 58.188

The trailhead for Pingu is accessed via the powerlines and the trail ends at Baden Powell. Head west (up) Baden Powell to access the other network of trails located on Mount Seymour.

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