Ring Creek Rip

Squamish, British Columbia

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The trail runs along present and former logging roads adjacent to Squamish. The Ring Creek Rip, part of the classic Test of Metal bike race, is one of the rides that should be on the itinerary of every strong rider passing through the Squamish area. This 26.3 km (15.8 miles) loop combines a lung-burning climb, affectionately known as Bonk Hill, cresting to superb views of Mount Garibaldi (2,488 m / 8,162 feet) and the surrounding Coast Mountains. Beneath you, the Mamquam River roars to alert you to its presence. Distant clear-cuts give evidence to the main economic base of the area. After crossing the Mamquam River, the trail climbs again, up Lava Flow Hill, followed by a long singletrack roller coaster. This overgrown fire road traverses a prehistoric lava flow (complements of Mount Gaibaldi), passes two abandoned vehicles, and eventually joins with the Garibaldi Park Road. After a few kilometres of this gravel, you head back into the woods along the Ring Creek Falls Trail, which will bring you back to your car.

Ring Creek Rip Professional Review and Guide

"The trail runs along present and former logging roads adjacent to Squamish. The Ring Creek Rip, part of the classic Test of Metal bike race, is one of the rides that should be on the itinerary of every strong rider passing through the Squamish area. This 26.3 km (15.8 miles) loop combines a lung-burning climb, affectionately known as Bonk Hill, cresting to superb views of Mount Garibaldi (2,488 m / 8,162 feet) and the surrounding Coast Mountains. Beneath you, the Mamquam River roars to alert you to its presence.

Distant clear-cuts give evidence to the main economic base of the area. After crossing the Mamquam River, the trail climbs again, up Lava Flow Hill, followed by a long singletrack roller coaster. This overgrown fire road traverses a prehistoric lava flow (complements of Mount Gaibaldi), passes two abandoned vehicles, and eventually joins with the Garibaldi Park Road. After a few kilometres of this gravel, you head back into the woods along the Ring Creek Falls Trail, which will bring you back to your car."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Squamish
Distance: 15.8
Elevation Gain: 1,640 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Season: April to September
Trailhead Elevation: 100 feet
Top Elevation: 1,740 feet
Local Contacts: Garibaldi / Sunshine Coast District, 604-898-3678
Local Maps: NTS 92 G / 11 Squamish and 92 G / 10 Pitt River Discover British Columbia's Garibaldi Region Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Ring Creek Rip

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