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      Map defaulted to winter mode.
      The region’s premier Nordic ski area provides year round opportunity for recreational trail use. Multiple trail options include visits to old growth forest, an interpretative nature loop surrounding one of the areas many wetland fens, spectacular views over the surrounding valleys on the higher trails, and visits to Tom’s Shelter, South Hub, and the tiny Cec’s Cabin just south of Larch Lake. Several long distance cross country options for cyclists and well prepared backcountry skiers can be linked from the Nordic center including connections with Salmon Arm on Metford Forestry Road, Highway 1 over Rubberhead and 110 Forestry Road, and the new Larch Hills Traverse route to Sicamous.
      During the summer a beauiful 4km forest hinking loop trough parts of the Upper Violet Provinvial Park links the Moose Trail, Lost in the woods, and Interpretive Loop snowshoe trails starting at the Main Chalet. Non-winter trail stiles have been added to protect the Upper Violet Provinvial Park protected area.

      Snowshoe Trails: In the winter a network of dedicated Snow Shoe trails containing several loop options from the main chalet parking area explore the intimacy of the forest and glens in winter. As well, a longer trek up to Cec's Cabin provides the more intrepid backcountry snowshoer with a worthy out and back day trip. Various options 3 - 8 km.

      Warnings:Logging trucks during non-winter months may be using the Larch Hills Main (access) Road. Drive with care.Many of the Larch Hills Trails are multi-use. Watch for ATVs. Please avoid soft wet areas until the ground drys.
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Shuttleable: YES
      Land Status: Crown Land
      Land Manager: http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/
      Larchills Ski Area Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      East of Salmon Arm on Hwy 1 turn south on Hwy 97B and drive 8.7 km, and then turn left/east onto Grandview Bench Rd. (Watch for the Larch Hills Nordic sign) After approx. 5.4 km turn left/north onto Edgar Rd. After another 3 km keep left at the junction and travel another 3 km to the Larch Hills ski area parking lot.
      Region Supporters & Maintainers

      • Shuswap Trail Alliance
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      • Shuswap Outdoors
        trail builder
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      • Larch Hills Nordic Society
        trail builder
        Maintainer
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Nov 21, 2022

      Nordic Ski Stats

      Global Ranking
      #282
      State Ranking
      #13
      Trails (view details)
      110
      Trails Mountain Bike
      95
      Trails E-Bike
      92
      Trails Horse
      89
      Trails Hike
      104
      Trails Trail Running
      104
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      48
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      53
      Trails Snowshoe
      17
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      43
      Trails Nordic Ski
      110
      Total Distance
      78 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      37 miles
      Total Descent
      11,027 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,096 ft
      Reports
      132
      Ridden Counter
      1,466

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #1982666LonVanriddentrailLarch Hills Road
      Dec 21, 2022 @ 5:54am
      Dec 21, 2022
      user #471019JoeDickupdatetrailThe Greenway
      Dec 5, 2022 @ 9:31am
      Dec 5, 2022
      user #1913000RuddcwishlistregionLarch Hills Nordic Trails
      Dec 4, 2022 @ 8:56pm
      Dec 4, 2022
      user #471019JoeDickupdatetrailOlsen Road: Lake View
      Nov 22, 2022 @ 12:51pm
      Nov 22, 2022
      user #471019JoeDickaddreport4 Bogs Route and 113 more
      Nov 21, 2022 @ 10:14am
      Nov 21, 2022

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      user #471019JoeDickreportThe Greenwaygot this one
      Sep 5, 2022 @ 6:56pm
      Sep 5, 2022
      user #2070831ShuswapTrailAlliancereportAfter Thoughtthese reports are mostly for my self so I have...
      Sep 13, 2020 @ 12:41pm
      Sep 13, 2020
      user #477451cjlsmithreportAfter ThoughtRequires chainsaw to remove the tree. It is...
      Sep 13, 2020 @ 11:26am
      Sep 13, 2020
      user #477451cjlsmithreportAfter ThoughtThe post was in place Sept 10. Tree down...
      Sep 13, 2020 @ 11:24am
      Sep 13, 2020
      user #1519301GremmentrailCatamont CanyonNot a mountain bike trail just a cross country...
      Sep 8, 2020 @ 5:33am
      Sep 8, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      South Canoe 18 32 42.5 km
      Larch Hills Traverse 84.3 km
      Silver Star Bike Park 13 30 11 924.3 km
      Sovereign Lake 21 19 25 124.9 km
      SilverStar Mountain Resort24.9 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike9568 miles9,938 ft33 miles2,096 ft
      #8,798#342623332160
      E-Bike9267 miles9,829 ft33 miles2,096 ft
      #3,388#14232425
      Horse8964 miles8,983 ft30 miles2,096 ft
      #832#322751
      Hike10477 miles11,716 ft38 miles2,096 ft
      #7,794#323332255
      Trail Running10477 miles11,716 ft38 miles2,096 ft
      #7,766#318332646
      Dirtbike/Moto4845 miles7,418 ft23 miles2,096 ft
      #307#23270
      ATV/ORV/OHV5350 miles7,467 ft24 miles2,096 ft
      #186#12271
      Snowshoe1710 miles1,827 ft5 miles1,132 ft
      #5211540
      Backcountry Ski4321 miles1,926 ft8 miles1,132 ft
      #105#6121115
      Nordic Ski11078 miles11,027 ft37 miles2,096 ft
      #282#1313211,624
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