Distance: 645 m
Time: 8 – 15 min
Elevation Gain: 9 m
Elevation Loss: 43 m

Technical Rating: Intermediate
Physical Rating: Moderate
Season: February – November
Permit Required: SORCA trail pass

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Plum Smugglers is an excellent, moderately technical, cross country trail. The trail was almost completely rebuilt after the original line was logged and takes the rider up and down a few low lying bridges and very short rock lines. For the most part the trail descends towards Word of Mouth and is extremely fun to ride. At the junction with Word Of Mouth continue right heading south towards Quest University.

The trail is a great option to ride if you want to avoid the advanced upper section of Word Of Mouth and is the logical choice after riding Lower Powersmart east to west. When approaching Word Of Mouth (top section) keep pedaling north past the trailhead, sticking to the Northside Connector FSR. Keep left at the first spur and look for the well signed trailhead for Lower Powersmart at the junction with the second spur. A short wooden ladder bridge is located at the trail entrance. Ride Lower Powersmart until it pops out onto the logging road. Take the logging road left (south), staying right at the first spur. The trail entrance to Plum Smugglers is located on your right, just past the first spur. It is well signed with a SORCA trailhead marker and begins with a climb up an elevated ladder bridge, located at the first switchback just a few metres from the sign.

TRAILHEAD | N49 45.538 W123 05.895

The most direct access is via Lower Powersmart. Ride Lower Powersmart west until it pops out onto the logging road. Take the logging road left (south), staying right at the first spur. The trail entrance to Plum Smugglers is located on your right, just past the first spur. It is well signed with a SORCA trailhead marker.

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