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      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
        Sponsor
      • Shuswap Outdoors
        trail builder
        Sponsor
      • Larch Hills Nordic Society
        trail builder
        Maintainer
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Dec 24, 2023

      Nordic Ski Stats

      Global Ranking
      #342
      State Ranking
      #14
      Trails (view details)
      111
      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
      111
      Total Distance
      81 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      40 miles
      Total Descent
      11,138 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,096 ft
      Reports
      245
      Ridden Counter
      2,018

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Ermine Frolic Trail
      May 16, 2024 @ 2:54am
      May 16, 2024
      VariableMountain Bike Groomed road recovering from winter.cjlsmith STAB
      Lynx Trot
      May 16, 2024 @ 2:54am
      May 16, 2024
      VariableMountain Bike First 1/2 swoopy short downhills. Second...cjlsmith STAB
      Squirrel Run
      May 16, 2024 @ 2:54am
      May 16, 2024
      IdealMountain Bike Good beginner MTB trail.cjlsmith STAB
      Mushroom Fantasy
      May 16, 2024 @ 2:54am
      May 16, 2024
      IdealMountain Bike Small puddle at base of hill.cjlsmith STAB
      Coyote Connector
      May 16, 2024 @ 2:54am
      May 16, 2024
      DryMountain Bike cjlsmith STAB
      Bobcat
      May 16, 2024 @ 2:54am
      May 16, 2024
      DryMountain Bike Clear. One improved creek crossing.cjlsmith STAB
      Metford Road
      May 16, 2024 @ 2:54am
      May 16, 2024
      IdealMountain Bike cjlsmith STAB
      Woodlot Ramble
      Dec 11, 2023 @ 2:00pm
      Dec 11, 2023
      Snow Covered JoeDick STAB
      Willow Switch
      Dec 11, 2023 @ 2:00pm
      Dec 11, 2023
      Snow Covered JoeDick STAB
      Whoopee South
      Dec 11, 2023 @ 2:00pm
      Dec 11, 2023
      Snow Covered JoeDick STAB

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      Apr 29, 2024 @ 6:43pm
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      Apr 2, 2024 @ 1:05pm
      Apr 2, 2024
      Danidcdwishlistregionactivity #45729404
      Oct 29, 2023 @ 8:32am
      Oct 29, 2023
      brentskerriddentrailactivity #44502802 and 5 more
      Sep 24, 2023 @ 10:15pm
      Sep 24, 2023
      Toxic-Popsicleriddentrailactivity #42637031
      Aug 6, 2023 @ 10:02am
      Aug 6, 2023

      Recent Comments

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      cjlsmithtrailLarchhills RoadJune 1 - dry, mud free - a couple of large...
      Jun 2, 2023 @ 8:33pm
      Jun 2, 2023
      JoeDickreportThe Greenwaygot this one
      Sep 5, 2022 @ 6:56pm
      Sep 5, 2022
      ShuswapTrailAlliancereportAfter Thoughtthese reports are mostly for my self so I have...
      Sep 13, 2020 @ 12:41pm
      Sep 13, 2020
      cjlsmithreportAfter ThoughtRequires chainsaw to remove the tree. It is...
      Sep 13, 2020 @ 11:26am
      Sep 13, 2020
      cjlsmithreportAfter ThoughtThe post was in place Sept 10. Tree down...
      Sep 13, 2020 @ 11:24am
      Sep 13, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      South Canoe 20 32 42.5 km
      Larch Hills Traverse 84.3 km
      Silver Star Bike Park 13 30 11 924.3 km
      Sovereign Lake 6 13 13 124.9 km
      SilverStar Mountain Resort24.9 km

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike9568 miles9,610 ft34 miles2,096 ft
      #9,499#359644672191
      E-Bike9267 miles9,511 ft34 miles2,096 ft
      #3,872#153458210
      Horse8964 miles8,655 ft30 miles2,096 ft
      #948#4038112
      Hike10477 miles11,388 ft39 miles2,096 ft
      #8,451#342466271
      Trail Running10477 miles11,388 ft39 miles2,096 ft
      #8,422#337466460
      Dirtbike/Moto4845 miles7,136 ft24 miles2,096 ft
      #315#253721
      ATV/ORV/OHV5350 miles7,198 ft25 miles2,096 ft
      #184#13373
      Snowshoe1710 miles1,827 ft5 miles1,132 ft
      #17222150
      Backcountry Ski4323 miles2,352 ft9 miles1,132 ft
      #116#6229111
      Nordic Ski11181 miles11,138 ft40 miles2,096 ft
      #342#1424512,158
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