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Upper Mackenzie Cruise


One of the best rides in Pemberton - slabs, drops, gaps, flow, views, loam and more!

Mountain Biking Difficult

2.7 km
52 m
474 m
-1-0 hrs
Low Point
352 m
High Point
809 m
Upper Mackenzie Cruise Map

Upper Mackenzie Cruise may be one of the most rewarding downhill runs in Pemberton. Cruise through seas of loam, huck over slabs and enjoy some spectacular views along the way, just be sure to watch your handlebars on the trees! Parts of the trail can be quite wet at times, just remember to ride through the corners and not lock up the rear brakes to avoid trail damage.


The trailhead is most often accessed from the Mackenzie Basin Forest Service Road (FSR). The trail ends at the junction with the Waco Connector and Happy Trail. Take Waco Connector back to Nimby if you want to pedal back up to the top, or take Happy Trail to head back down to the Lillooet River. Be mindful of two-way traffic, however.

Parts of Upper Mackenzie Cruise offer access to Cop Killer.




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.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

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


3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

between May and October


  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Wet-weather friendly
  • Drops
  • Jumps
  • Roots
  • Rock Rolls
  • Rock Slabs
  • Rock Gardens

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