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      The Reinecker Creek Trails provide opportunity for a lengthy day or overnight hike, snowshoe, or half and full day mountain bike circuits through the forested valley above Herald Park, through to the White Lake Valley and a lovely little pocket meadow.

      The Reinecker Creek trail system is made up of two routes that parallel Reinecker Creek. The West trail is a multi-use trail that sees motorized traffic, and is two to three metres wide and roughly 10km long. The East trail is a non-motorized trail route that is 0.5 metres wide and 10km long. There are two crossing points (North and South). The South Crossing is about halfway through the East and West trails and the North crossing is at the top (North) end of both trails.

      The East trail begins in the North end of Herald Park, off of the Upper Canyon Loop. It passes through several forest types, and unique terrain. The figure 8 shape of the trail system provides several loop options, ranging from 10 to 20 km. Note, however, that Mountain Bikes can only access and exit Herald Park from the yellow gate on the east side of Margaret Falls Parking Lot (watch for signs). A shorter 10 km loop is also possible from the South Crossing to the North Crossing by using the Bastion Mt FSRoad access to the Middle Trailhead (see below).

      It is possible to continue past the north end of the trail system on the forest service road into the White Lake valley, but this route is un-marked and should only be used by those familiar with the area.

      Warnings:CAUTION: Be well prepared, as this is a remote backcountry trail in bear habitat. Watch for vehicles on forestry roads and ATV tracks. There is a range license at the north end of the trail system. Avoid disruption to cattle, and close gates.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: Salmon Arm
      Land Status: Crown Land
      Land Manager: http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/
      Margaret Falls Parking Lot google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Middle Trailhead: ACCESS VIA BASTION MOUNTAIN FOREST SERVICE ROAD
      (An ideal starting point for mountain bikers looking for a shorter 10 km loop between the South and North Crossing.) Traveling west from Salmon Arm for 15km, turn right on Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Rd and follow for 7km. Turn left on Bastion Mountain Forest Service Road (watch for logging traffic, the first 2k is very narrow and steep with no room for passing.) You can ride up the FSRoad from the Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Rd junction (for the very fit), or wait till the weekend and drive up (less logging traffic) following signs to a junction at 4.8km. Turn right and follow for 1.5km to the trailhead (look for a Kiosk trail sign on your right.)

      Lower Trailhead: ACCESS FROM HERALD PARK
      Traveling west from Salmon Arm for 15 km, turn right on Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Rd and follow for 11.5 km past Margaret Falls to the Herald Park day-use entrance on the right.

      HIKERS AND SNOWSHOERS: follow the trail signs from the north side of the parking lot back up to Sunnybrae Rd. Cross the road and continue up the wooden stairs. Follow trail for 1.4km to East Reinecker Creek Trail junction.

      MOUNTAIN BIKERS: Ride the parking lot road back up to Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Rd, turn left and ride back past the Margaret Falls parking lot to the yellow gate on the right. Follow the trail signs on the old skid road taking the first junction on your left. The going is very steep to start and washed out (much loose gravel) and most will have to hike their bike, but don’t despair, things level off in about 1.5 km as they connect with the west tracks and the crossing points to the east trails. (If you don't fancy the starting climb, Bastion Mt FSR road may be your preferred choice for cycling. Follow the Middle Trailhead Access description above.) Mountain bikers exit only on the west side of the Herald Park Trail (follow the signs).
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      Caution as of Apr 29, 2022
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      Trails (view details)
      8
      Trails Mountain Bike
      7
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      8
      Trails Trail Running
      8
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Total Distance
      24 miles
      Total Descent
      2,087 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,402 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,595 ft
      Reports
      38
      Photos
      22
      Ridden Counter
      365

      Photos of Reinecker Creek Trail System Mountain Bike

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      Current Trail Warnings

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      Reinecker Creek East
      Apr 29, 2022 @ 5:35pm
      Apr 29, 2022
      IdealElmotmTrail is closed between lower bridge and...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Herald Park Picnic Area Trail (bc Parks)
      Jul 19, 2021 @ 1:38pm
      Jul 19, 2021
      IdealHike coolbyproxy
      Reineker 10km Connector
      Jun 4, 2021 @ 5:12pm
      Jun 4, 2021
      IdealElmotm
      Reinecker Creek West
      Sep 8, 2020 @ 5:42pm
      Sep 8, 2020
      Dry Large tree down across trail, blocking trailmhalwa CVGTA
      Margaret Falls Upper West Trail
      Jul 19, 2020 @ 11:18am
      Jul 19, 2020
      IdealSlinkySammy
      Maragret Falls
      Apr 8, 2020 @ 4:31pm
      Apr 8, 2020
      UnknownBC Parks closure due to COVID-19...trailforks OMTBO

      Activity Feed

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      user #1781871ElmotmaddreportReinecker Creek East
      Apr 29, 2022 @ 5:35pm
      Apr 29, 2022
      user #805386jcon99votetrailReinecker Creek East
      Apr 16, 2022 @ 10:26pm
      Apr 16, 2022
      user #117591988keystriddentrailFSR Rd
      Sep 21, 2021 @ 7:31pm
      Sep 21, 2021
      user #2425285LovingokanaganvotetrailMargaret Falls Upper West Trail
      Aug 11, 2021 @ 2:53pm
      Aug 11, 2021
      user #1747294coolbyproxyaddreportHerald Park Picnic Area Trail (bc Parks)
      Jul 19, 2021 @ 8:31pm
      Jul 19, 2021

      Recent Comments

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      user #471019JoeDickreportReinecker Creek Eastthanks
      Apr 5, 2021 @ 8:03pm
      Apr 5, 2021
      user #2217188DanbobroytrailReinecker Creek EastNot worth it. This trail finds itself directly...
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 3:13pm
      Aug 9, 2020
      user #553721lostlunchboxtrailReinecker Creek WestRating is for the current condition of the...
      Sep 1, 2017 @ 10:22pm
      Sep 1, 2017

      Nearby Areas

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      Rubberhead Trail System 20 71.8 km
      Park Hill 29 43 km
      Coyote Park 8 54.5 km
      Larch Hills Traverse 75.2 km
      Larch Hills Nordic Trails 6 5 25.9 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike723 miles1,896 ft5 miles1,401 ft
      #5,809#27119382446
      E-Bike15,030 ft138 ft3,383 ft128 ft
      #3,634#158161
      Hike824 miles2,087 ft6 miles1,401 ft
      #4,974#25333864
      Trail Running824 miles2,087 ft6 miles1,401 ft
      #4,976#2493818
      Snowshoe11 mile190 ft1,220 ft476 ft
      #646
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