Ditch Pig

Combine sweet berms with loose fall line root sections on Ditch Pig.

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
6.2 km
Ascent
329 m
Descent
329 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
323 m
High Point
599 m
Gradient
12˚
Ditch Pig Map

Ditch Pig mashes up artfully-constructed berms with steep fall line singletrack descending. Newer than nearby Angry Midget, Ditch Pig’s trail tread doesn’t feel quite as wide and refined in places… but then in others, the berms lend a manicured feel. It’s a curious combination that all adds together to create a spectacular mountain bike ride!

Description

Where the nearby flow trails of Half Nelson and Full Nelson wind slowly down the mountain, maximizing the descent by running back and forth across the mountain's flanks, Ditch Pig plunges almost straight down the mountainside. Be prepared for steep (but manageable) pitches that funnel into ledge drops, webs of roots, and chunky rock gardens.

The root sections are often laced with loose dirt, creating a sketchy, sliding romp down entertaining webs of wood. While Ditch Pig is no longer a “loamer,” some sections still feel raw, loose, and rowdy. If you’re coming to BC to ride tech trails, isn’t that what you’re looking for?!

Ditch Pig crosses Angry Midget at one or two points, creating the opportunity to mix and match parts of these two trails together to create unique runs. If you are uncertain which trail you’re on, just keep heading downhill… you’ll reach the road one way or another!

Difficulty

Severe

Widely variable, narrow trail tread with steeper grades and unavoidable obstacles of 15in/38cm tall or less. Obstacles may include unavoidable bridges 24in/61cm wide or less, large rocks, gravel, difficult root sections, and more. Ideal for advanced-level riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Features

  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Drops
  • Jumps
  • Roots
  • Rock Rolls
  • Rock Gardens
  • Wooden Feature

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