Somewhere Over There Loop

Squamish

Despite leaving from the popular Diamond Head area, this loops feels quite remote.

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
11 km
Ascent
458 m
Descent
458 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
96 m
High Point
379 m
Gradient
11˚
Somewhere Over There Loop Map

If you want to escape the crowds of riders swarming the trails connected to the ultra-popular Half Nelson, drop right off the road grade down Another Man’s Gold to Fool’s Gold. Almost instantly, you’ll have left the crowds behind and will find yourself in what feels like an abandoned rain forest in the middle of nowhere.

Description

After crossing a raging river, pedal up the opposite side and traverse through a network of trails that’s shared with motos. Eventually, you’ll reach your primary objective: the Somewhere Over There trail. 

Somewhere Over There is an absolute gem of a trail! This raucous black diamond singletrack drops steeply through an endless series of gnarly rock gardens and roots. Suddenly, it emerges from the woods onto a series of steep, sketchy slab rolls, reminding you that yes, you are still definitely riding in Squamish! Unlike some other slabs you may have ridden in the area, these tend to be a bit dirtier and more rippled and rough, requiring more precise line choice and planning to navigate. As usual, there are multiple lines of varying difficulty.

Down low, the grade mellows out, and you’ll find yourself pedaling along a stunning wooden bridge with rollers and bermed corners. After the white-knuckled gnar up above, the beauty and serenity of the woodwork deep beneath the rain forest canopy are refreshing. The trail builders in Squamish are experts at their craft, and this delightful trail is one of their masterpieces!

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.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

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

Features

  • Technical
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Road sections
  • Drops
  • Jumps
  • Roots
  • Rock Rolls
  • Rock Slabs
  • Rock Gardens
  • Wooden Feature

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