Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
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  • > 50%
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Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
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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:
      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
      • Shuswap Outdoors
        trail builder
      • Larch Hills Nordic Society
        trail builder
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of May 8, 2021

      Nordic Ski Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails E-Bike
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Trails Horse
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      Trails Snowshoe
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      Trails Nordic Ski
      Total Distance
      79 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      37 miles
      Total Descent
      11,155 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,096 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Recent Trail Reports

      Lynx Trot
      Aug 16, 2020 @ 7:59am
      Aug 16, 2020
      VariableMaje SCCMountain Bike Dozen or so trees down
      Mushroom Fantasy
      Aug 16, 2020 @ 7:59am
      Aug 16, 2020
      IdealMaje SCCMountain Bike

      Activity Feed

      user #679861lwalter66addreport110.88 FSR
      Apr 19, 2021 @ 10:00am
      Apr 19, 2021
      user #2032197Zoohouse59difficultyvotetrailErmine Frolic Loop
      Dec 28, 2020 @ 1:51pm
      Dec 28, 2020
      user #2032197Zoohouse59addreportReino's Run
      Dec 27, 2020 @ 2:42pm
      Dec 27, 2020
      user #2032197Zoohouse59addreportGullan's Gulley and 1 more
      Dec 18, 2020 @ 8:05pm
      Dec 18, 2020
      user #471019JoeDickupdatetrailMara Connection and 1 more
      Dec 10, 2020 @ 9:24am
      Dec 10, 2020

      Recent Comments

      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
      user #477451cjlsmithtrail110.88 FSRA section in the XC area is called Carabou Memory
      Aug 25, 2020 @ 9:59am
      Aug 25, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      South Canoe 18 33 32.5 km
      Larch Hills Traverse 74.3 km
      Silver Star Bike Park 14 26 8 724.3 km
      Sovereign Lake 20 20 25 124.9 km
      SilverStar Mountain Resort24.9 km

      Local Badges

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike9669 miles10,066 ft33 miles2,096 ft
      E-Bike9368 miles9,961 ft33 miles2,096 ft
      Hike10577 miles11,844 ft38 miles2,096 ft
      Trail Running10577 miles11,844 ft38 miles2,096 ft
      Horse9064 miles9,111 ft30 miles2,096 ft
      Dirtbike/Moto4845 miles7,552 ft23 miles2,096 ft
      ATV/ORV/OHV5350 miles7,598 ft24 miles2,096 ft
      Snowshoe1811 miles1,923 ft5 miles1,132 ft
      Backcountry Ski4221 miles1,952 ft8 miles1,132 ft
      Nordic Ski11079 miles11,155 ft37 miles2,096 ft
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