Mountain Biking in Pemberton
It may be fall and there are more rainy days ahead, but this a great time of year to hit the mountain bike trails around Pemberton. Pemberton is fast becoming a mountain bike Mecca thanks to its extensive network of trails.
The Pemberton mountain bike trails can be divided into four main areas. There is Mosquito Lake Mackenzie, One Mile Lake and the Pemberton Valley.
Mosquito Lake Area
Mosquito Lake is accessible via driving though Mount Currie and taking Reid Road up to the lake. Mountain bikers can also access this area via the Gravel Pit or riding up Happy Trail. Mosquito Lake is home to 28 trails ranging from intermediate to difficult. Some of the more popular trails include Cream Puff, Mission Impossible and Meat Grinder.
There is a network of trails gradually been built around the Village of Pemberton. These are great easy trails for beginners and families. A favourite area for an easy introduction to the Pemberton trails is the Riverside Park area. Here you will find the Bathtub Trail and TeePee Trail.
One Mile Lake
The trails begin at One Mile Lake just south of Pemberton on Highway 99. From the trail head you can access Lumpys Epic and Tower of Power. These are both epic single track trails. There are amazing views of Green River from the top of Lumpys Epic. You also have the option of following an intermediate trail from One Mile to the Nairn Falls Provincial Park.
This area is accessed via the deactivated Cell Tower Road or from Happy Trail. The Mackenzie area is home to approximately 14 kilometres of trails and the new paragliding launch. Recent trail building has seen the completion of the Happy-Nimby Loop and adds an extension to the newly opened Nimby Trail. Great trails for the advanced to expert mountain bikers!
If you need detailed trail information, maps, bikes and services, head over to the Bike Co located next to the Pony Restaurant. The friendly staff will help you out with all your needs. The trails are maintained by volunteers at the Pemberton Valley Trail Association. Make sure you donate to help keep the trails in great shape.
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Please contact our friendly staff if you have any questions about mountain biking in the area or would like to make a reservation.
Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2011