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Man Boobs -> Leave of Absence -> Rollercoaster


A pun-filled mountain bike ride in Squamish.

Mountain Biking Difficult

12 km
361 m
361 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
131 m
High Point
387 m
Man Boobs -> Leave of Absence -> Rollercoaster Map

Man Boobs, aka "Mannequin Boobs," has puns for days! This long-time classic Squamish trail is still a local favorite. It's a fairly flowy intermediate trail with some ups and downs along the way. When you drop in, you'll find some swoopy descents punctuated by rocks, roots, and a few blown-out holes from the near-constant trail traffic.


Unlike many of the popular flow trails in Squamish, Man Boobs consists of classic singletrack that offers a mixed bag of technical challenge, flowy trail, and deep, dark forest. In other parts of the world, Man Boobs might warrant a black diamond rating, but around here, it's viewed as an easy, flowy intermediate trail. If you're a first-time visitor and haven't honed your skills in British Columbia yet, approach some of the root webs and drops with caution. That said, this is a great spot to hone your skills and work up to more challenging trails.

While Man Boobs can be the focal point of a rewarding yet short mountain bike ride in the Alice Lake trail system, it can also be combined with numerous other trails in the area. Possible combinations include the jump trails up above it (Hot Tuna, Miki's Magic, and Slippery Salmon), Pamplemousse, Rollercoaster, Rupert, and more!

After Man Boobs, the route as mapped here heads to Leave of Absence. Leave of Absence is one of the less technical options for finishing this ride in order to keep the technical challenge of the route to merely "Difficult." It's possible to finish on several much more challenging trail segments... that's up to you.

Nevertheless, Leave of Absence might be more difficult than anything else on the ride up to this point, with some embedded rock slab riding, wooden bridges, roots, and narrow singletrack. However, none of the rock slabs are all that steep or all that chunky, and the trail rolls along quite predictably.

The route shown here wraps up on the Rollercoaster Trail to return to one of the most popular trailheads for the Alice Lake trails. Rollercoaster is about as easy of a trail as you'll find in these parts, and it's also quick to access since it's located right next to a popular trailhead. This trail provides flowy, swoopy descending with a couple of short climbs mixed in. However, note that the trail tread isn't completely buffed and smooth. There are a few rocks and roots protruding from the trail tread that can pose a challenge for a completely brand-new rider. However, thanks to how wide the trail tread is, most of these obstacles can be avoided.

During dry weather, some parts of Rollercoaster can get dusty and loose. The loose dirt in the corners and layered on some of the roots can actually be the most treacherous part of this otherwise mellow, flowy, romp.

Sources: Zesty Life, Youtube



Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

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


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between March and November


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

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