Bells Mountain Trail

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8.0 Miles 12.9 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,681' 512 m

Ascent

-1,113' -339 m

Descent

1,572' 479 m

High

551' 168 m

Low

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

All Clear

18 days agoUpdate

A lovely combination trail for lovers of chunk and lovers of flow.

Andrew Hahn

Description

Starting at the Lucia Falls trailhead inside the Moulton Falls Park, the trail climbs immediately upward from 450' to 1600 in 1.5 miles. Don't despair, the view at the top is worth the effort. The climb is, however, brutal. It's mostly rideable for stronger riders, with a few hike-a-bike sections for the rest of us. Once you cap out at the top, there are a few lovely spots to take a few photos and give your legs a break. Then enjoy some flowy downhill for the next 1.5 miles.

Enjoy the next few miles of a mostly relaxed and easy-to-ride singletrack, with only a few a few short climbs.

At mile 4.1 you'll enter a clear cut area. Stay on the trail until you hit a logging road then hang a left and climb up and around a small hairpin corner. At mile 4.5 (ish) you'll see the trail on the left hand side of the road. Drop off the road onto more singletrack goodness. Continue on until you hit the campground. Take a break before reversing and heading back to Moulton.

For the rider looking for more adventure, head out of the campground and hang a right down L-1000 to Larch Mt. Or pick your way over to the Cold Creek campground and Tarbell (L-1000 to Dole Valley and a left down to the campground)

Both trails are close by and worth checking out.

5 stars for a well-made trail that pulls no punches. Both lovers of chunk and lovers of flow can find something worth enjoying here and it's a great starting point for a bigger adventure.

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Land Manager: City of Vancouver

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Nov 6, 2016
chad johnson
Apr 13, 2016
Andy Brew
Trail was a little slick in places but in good shape otherwise 7mi — 2h 00m
Apr 3, 2015
Heather VanValkenburg
1h 40m
Feb 19, 2015
Evan Thilo
Clearcut areas are not that fun 12mi — 2h 00m

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  3.9 from 7 votes

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All Clear 18 days ago
Muddy, Some Mud
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Trails are in good condition for early April. Some naughty folks have been up here with dirt bikes, which has torn up the trail in the 3-4 mile area. Bittersweet there is so much clear cut and active logging in this area. Makes for nice views. Apr 3, 2015


Wasn't much of a fan of the clearcut areas. The best section of this ride, to me, is definitely the beginning climb. It's a fun section to descend. The rest was really not that impressive. The clearcutting between miles 3-4 destroyed the trails requiring some hike-a-bike. Jun 28, 2015


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