Distance: 2.4 km
Time: 25 – 45 min
Elevation Gain: 230 m
Elevation Loss: 2 m
Technical Rating: Advanced
Physical Rating: Hard
Season: May – October
Permit Required: WORCA trail pass
Yummy Numby is located on Blackcomb Mountain, northeast of the Fairmont Golf Course. The climbing trail was built specifically to provide access to the last 4 km of Comfortably Numb; almost all of which descends down to Lost Lake Park. When combined with Comfortably Numb to form a 10 km action packed route, Yummy Numby will take most riders anywhere from 1.5 – 3 hours to complete. The trailhead is found on the north end of the service road where Hey Bud ends, near Blackcomb Way in Benchlands. It is best accessed via the Spearhead Trail, beginning from Painted Cliff Road. Yummy Numby is a technical singletrack climb that combines a very short section of gravel road to form a demanding ascent up to Comfortably Numb. The trail is a bit remote, so don’t be surprised to run into wildlife; including bears and coyotes. Before reaching the trailhead for Yummy Numby, you will come across several forks that turn off towards the golf course. These sections are well-marked with “no bikes” signs, helping keep you on track. PLEASE NOTE THAT BIKES ARE NOT PERMITTED ON THE GOLF COURSE.
The first section of Yummy Numby takes the rider up a winding technical singletrack route that crosses the very picturesque Blackcomb Creek. The trail pops out onto a service road after 400 m of climbing. Once you reach the service road, turn right and continue up and past the yellow gate for another 500 m to the well-marked Yummy Numby access. Yumby Numby is split into two sections and linked together by the gravel service road. Once on the second part of the trail, continue to climb the rocky, rooty and tight singletrack ascent until you reach Comfortably Numb. Turn left onto Comfortably Numb to begin descending down to Lost Lake Park, popping out onto the Central Scrutinizer trail. Central Scrutinizer is an intermediate trail from where you can continue out towards the ticket booth and Lost Lake beach.
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To access Yummy Numby, take Blackcomb Way to Painted Cliff Rd. Turn south onto Painted Cliff Rd. and look for the trailhead sign for Spearhead Trail – located near the bottom of Painted Cliff Rd.. Begin your ride from here by taking Spearhead Trail, a pathway that turns to gravel 40 metres up the road. Keep right on the trail at the first fork and continue to climb. You’ll come across a T-junction, turn left (right is a dead end). A short pedal from the T-junction you’ll hit another fork. Make sure to stay left here – pedaling straight ahead. Taking a right would take you up to the Blackcomb access road (red gate), not where you want to be. Just ahead of this junction lies another fork, make sure to stay right and high at this fork. Left will take you down to the golf course (bikes not allowed). Ride for about 1.5 km. You will ride over a wide wooden bridge crossing Horstman Creek before arriving at the trailhead for Yummy Numby. The trailhead is not marked, but is easily spotted heading right into the woods; just before the No Bikes sign indicating the golf course ahead.
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