Pioneer -> Fizzy Pop -> Dog Beach Figure-8

Pemberton

This diverse group of trails offers a fun and easily-accessible Pemberton ride.

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
6.3 km
Ascent
261 m
Descent
261 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
204 m
High Point
452 m
Gradient
Pioneer -> Fizzy Pop -> Dog Beach Figure-8 Map

This figure-8 loop hits a bunch of the most popular trails near One Mile Lake in Pemberton, including Pioneer, K2, Fizzy Pop, Dog Beach, and more. This is a recommended route to ride this zone, but if you want to add in more trails, it's easy to pedal back up Murse Maid for a few more runs.

Description

The ride begins from the popular trailhead and parking area at One Mile Lake. On hot weekend days, this trailhead can fill up with beachgoers, but you can also easily access these trails from downtown Pemberton with a bit more pedaling.

The main climbing route up the mountain follows Overhill to Murse Maid to the One Mile Climb to News Flash. While the climb is mostly achievable, there are still a few steep grunty spots mixed in. News Flash, especially, is a real grunt. Thankfully, the pain is over fairly quickly.

This downhill is anchored by the fantastic Pioneer trail, but there are a couple of different ways to get to Pioneer. The route shown here is a great choice, and it also provides the option to hit a few of the big rock slab rolls beneath the powerlines along K2. These optional rock rolls can easily be bypassed, or they can provide some entertaining sessioning before dropping into the main descent.

Pioneer is a mixed bag of a trail, but it's primarily a fast, flowy romp. While there are still a few rock roll downs, the sweeping turns through the forest on Pioneer stand out compared to most other trails in Pemberton.

Fizzy Pop and Dog Beach keep the pace rolling fast, with Dog Beach especially offering some wide-open sightlines. Even in the wide-open sections, you'll still spot multiple line options through the features. It's still quite challenging, though, with some rock gardens, root webs, and drops mixed in. If you're going to blast down Dog Beach at top speed, you need to stay on your toes. Also, be sure to watch out for dog walkers, especially when you drop out of the bottom of the trail. There's a reason it's called Dog Beach!

If it's a hot summer day, be sure to finish your ride with a dip in the icy waters of One Mile Lake.

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

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

Features

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

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