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Haines Canyon Motorway

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (18)

A strenuous climb from the trailhead to the peak of Mount Lukens with the optional bailout.


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5.6

Miles

9.1

KM

Singletrack

5,040' 1,536 m

High

2,209' 673 m

Low

2,836' 864 m

Up

4' 1 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Starting at the trailhead, you'll begin your climb up Haines Canyon toward Mount Lukens. At the creek washout, stay right and you'll find yourself climbing the Haines Lookout. From here, continue the climb on winding footpaths leading all the way up to Mount Lukens peak.

You'll have plenty of loose gravel, rocks, and even boulders to traverse while maintaining your pace on this steep climb! When you get to the 3.6 mile mark, you can take the bailout, or continue the climb for another 1.5 miles to the peak and take in some fantastic views before descending! Keep the rubber side down!!

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Chauncey Mize

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 18 votes

#1081

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  4.3 from 18 votes
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#88

in California

#1,081

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Photos

Nice sunset at the top.
Nov 15, 2014 near La Cres…, CA
A rider airs a drop before a tight left-hander under the spillway.
Jan 6, 2017 near La Cres…, CA
On the Haines Canyon Trail.
Oct 8, 2016 near La Cres…, CA
View into Haines Canyon from the trail of the same name.
Jan 14, 2016 near La Cres…, CA
Coming downhill.
Oct 8, 2016 near La Cres…, CA
Riding up to Gateway to the Rim.
Oct 8, 2016 near La Cres…, CA

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Jun 5, 2021
J P
Apr 23, 2021
John May
Recently graded - it's now full doubletrack wide for at least a ways past the Blue Bug trail intersection. Very steep and loose soil in places.
Feb 16, 2021
Rommel Estrada
Nov 29, 2020
Michael Pak
1h 20m
Dec 27, 2016
Paul Kellogg
There's a fair bit of snow at the top and it gets nice and cool on the north-facing faces 7.5mi — 2h 00m
Sep 23, 2016
Alex Johnson
Apr 22, 2016
Alex Johnson
Mar 4, 2016
Alex Johnson