23.7 miles
Distance
4,712 ft
Climb
-5,046 ft
Descent
04:53:34
Avg time
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Larchhills Traverse Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Mixed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Shuswap Trail Alliance

This is a point to point Epic, plan for a big day. Average times are 5-6hrs for an average rider. Although the average trail is a blue, there are some black climbs in places.
New sections are being added to this trail every season so just because you have ridden one season, it doesn't mean you know it..Wink This version starts at the local south canoe riding area and is the longest version.

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More Stats for Larchhills Traverse mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -334 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,463 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,144 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,803 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,469 ft
  • Grade
    -0.267%
  • Grade max
    -61.229%
  • Grade min
    36.762%
  • Distance climb
    12.0 miles
  • Distance down
    10.3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.4 miles
  • Avg time
    04:53:34
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on Nov 6, 2016
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Avg: 3.2 (6 votes)

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Larchhills Traverse Trail Reports

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Nov 6, 2016 @ 7:11pm
Nov 6, 2016
Sweet again. A few trees down. Rode it in a loop from sicamous up logging roads.
Oct 16, 2016 @ 1:52pm
Oct 16, 2016
The tree from the May 16 report is still there on the Sicamous side
Sep 24, 2016 @ 10:35pm
Sep 24, 2016
A few large mud sections on near the centre of the LH xc area. Even in light rain the single track was sweet. 2-3 trees down closer to the...
Sep 11, 2016 @ 6:44am
Sep 11, 2016
Aug 25, 2016 @ 12:47pm
Aug 25, 2016
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail. At least 4 or 5 trees across the trail between Larch Hills and Sicamous end of trail.
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Aug 1, 2016 @ 10:13pm
Aug 1, 2016
| 2 comments Larchhills Traverse, Sicamous
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Aug 1, 2016 @ 10:12pm
Aug 1, 2016
Larchhills Traverse, Sicamous
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Jul 3, 2016 @ 9:43am
Jul 3, 2016
Larchhills Traverse, Salmon Arm
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Jun 15, 2016 @ 8:42pm
Jun 15, 2016
| 1 comments Larchhills Traverse, Salmon Arm

Routes with this trail

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Larchhills traverse - Long
23.3 miles
Larchhills Traverse - Short
18.0 miles

1 Review & Comments

  • + 2
flag wkblair (Aug 25, 2016 at 13:38)
 Indeed an epic trail. Once away from the Larch Hills x-c ski trails the LHT is predominantly single track. The trail is very well marked with orange squares nailed to trees about 8 to 10 feet above ground - there are lots of them. Trail junctions are generally well marked indicating the direction of travel. The Switchback trail down to Sicamous is a real blast. It would be great if the tight switchbacks were bermed to provide better flow and safety otherwise proceed with caution - some of the tight turns love to dump you down the hill. I would highly recommend the LHT to all fit and experienced mountain bike riders. The trail would be a drag in bad weather. Ignore my previous cryptic comment ( it was a correction to a comment which did not post).
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