Distance: 1.3 km
Time: 15 – 30 min
Elevation Gain: 30 m
Elevation Loss: 147 m
Technical Rating: Expert
Physical Rating: Moderate
Season: Year round; weather dependent
Permit Required: SORCA Trail Pass
No trail in Squamish rivals the amount and quality of woodwork and granite lines that have been linked together on this ambitious project. Scout your lines and get intimate with this trail before going for the top 10 on Strava. There are some stiff moves to be made here. Located in the Alice Lake/Garibaldi Highlands area, Treasure is one of those trails that will suck you in and spit you out; hopefully in one piece. The key is to check your lines the first time down and drop only what you’re confident in riding. From the trailhead to the exit, it’s game on. Treasure is an exhilarating ride which requires expert skill, stamina and technical prowess. Ride at your own risk.
Treasure is located 120 m south on Entrails, look for the well-worn trail heading left off of Entrails; if you hit the woodwork crossing the marsh on Entrails you’ve gone too far. The trailhead is marked about 20 m in. Treasure begins with a short down over a set of steep rolling rocks. Below you’ll cross a low lying ladder bridge, before hitting the stiff climb up a few switchbacks and the narrow ladder bridge. The next move is a rock roll down and onto a wooden exit ramp. Maintain your speed to get up the steep incline on the other side. More gradual climbing follows until you reach the plateau from where you will begin a full on descent down towards Mashiter Trail. What comes next is a mixture of incredibly stiff moves down long sections of granite, tough and incredibly creative woodwork, 4 – 6’ drops and some exposure along tight ridge lines. There are several ride around options, but be warned, these are as hard if not stiffer than the main lines. Walking down this trail is not easy if you get in over your head and therefore if you start to quiver after the first set of technical moves, reconsider this ride and return the way you came. There is no doubt that the trail deserves its expert (double black) rating and should not be attempted unless you’re a competent and confident rider. Avoid riding Treasure on a wet day. For those of you who dare to try this trail, get ready for a full on adrenaline pumping, eye opening, jaw dropping descent.
TRAILHEAD | N49 45.913 W123 06.723
Access to Treasure is found 120 m down Entrails, look for the trail leading left off of Entrails. If you hit the woodwork crossing the marsh on Entrails you’ve gone too far. The trailhead sign is about 20 or so metres in on the trail, indicating that you’re on the right track.
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