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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Shuttleable: YES
      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

      Nordic Ski Stats

      Trails (view details)
      40
      Trails Mountain Bike
      77
      Trails E-Bike
      69
      Trails Hike
      78
      Trails Trail Running
      78
      Trails Horse
      52
      Trails Dirtbike
      9
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      21
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      30
      Trails Nordic Ski
      40
      Total Distance
      36 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      18 miles
      Total Descent
      5,830 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,421 ft
      Reports
      4
      Ridden Counter
      61

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Bruin's Ramble
      Sep 6, 2019 @ 1:38pm
      Sep 6, 2019
      Drycjlsmith STABMountain Bike
      Squirrel Run
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 12:50pm
      Sep 3, 2019
      Drycjlsmith STABMountain Bike
      Larchhills Road
      Aug 22, 2019 @ 10:01am
      Aug 22, 2019
      Drycjlsmith STABMountain Bike some puddles
      Larch Hills Road
      Aug 22, 2019 @ 10:01am
      Aug 22, 2019
      Drycjlsmith STABMountain Bike some puddles
      Larch Hills Road
      Aug 22, 2019 @ 10:01am
      Aug 22, 2019
      Drycjlsmith STABMountain Bike some puddles
      Catamont Canyon
      Aug 22, 2019 @ 10:01am
      Aug 22, 2019
      Drycjlsmith STABMountain Bike very enjoyable downhill ride. Some...
      METFORD ROAD
      Jul 3, 2019 @ 3:58pm
      Jul 3, 2019
      VariabletapriderMountain Bike just a little mud by Reino's
      Clearcut Connection
      May 18, 2019 @ 11:19am
      May 18, 2019
      DryRustyRakeMountain Bike
      Deer Bog
      Jan 5, 2019 @ 12:00pm
      Jan 5, 2019
      Snow Coveredcjlsmith STABMountain Bike closed during the snow season.
      Ermine Frolic Loop
      Dec 1, 2018 @ 10:59am
      Dec 1, 2018
      Snow Coveredcjlsmith STABMountain Bike Closed for XC ski season.

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #471019JoeDickupdatetrailDeer Bog and 2 more
      Nov 7, 2019 @ 3:04pm
      Nov 7, 2019
      user #477451cjlsmithupdatetrailDeer Bog and 1 more
      Nov 7, 2019 @ 2:26pm
      Nov 7, 2019
      user #471019JoeDickupdatetrailMartin Track and 1 more
      Nov 7, 2019 @ 7:25am
      Nov 7, 2019
      user #477451cjlsmithaddtrailWoodlot Ramble and 2 more
      Nov 6, 2019 @ 3:37pm
      Nov 6, 2019
      user #477451cjlsmithaddtrailMartin Track and 1 more
      Nov 3, 2019 @ 12:50pm
      Nov 3, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #477451cjlsmithtrailLidstone ConnectionA great ride when the so far this Sept.
      Sep 9, 2019 @ 3:36pm
      Sep 9, 2019
      user #477451cjlsmithtrailLarch Hills RoadDry FSR with a few puddles. A favourite way up...
      Jun 29, 2019 @ 8:45pm
      Jun 29, 2019
      user #1607685mhcflanagantrailLarchhills Traverse (109fsr to 112fsr)Rode the trail on August 13 and I think the...
      Aug 15, 2018 @ 9:16am
      Aug 15, 2018
      user #501731wkblairtrailMETFORD ROADIgnore this comment.
      Aug 25, 2016 @ 1:40pm
      Aug 25, 2016
      user #501731wkblairtrailMETFORD ROADIndeed an epic trail. Once away from the Larch...
      Aug 25, 2016 @ 1:38pm
      Aug 25, 2016

      Nearby Areas

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      Salmon Arm Greenways 19 225.6 km

      Local Trail Supporters

      • Larch Hills Nordic Society
      • Shuswap Outdoors
      • Larch HJills Nordic Society
      • Larcjh Hills Nordic Society
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