close
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      This is an XC area with over 100km of trails, but not well suited to the absolute beginner rider, as most trails are quite difficult and continuously technical. Trails vary from dense forest to open rock bluff, unique to this area is the almost total absence of roads giving riders a feeling of “being out there”. Mostly signed the trails are marked for the preferred direction of travel, although most can be ridden in the reverse direction by a strong climber.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: Snowden
      Lost Lake Parking Lot google parking directions
      Access Info:
      You'll find this forest west of Campbell River and north of Highway 28 near Loveland Bay Provincial Park. Lost Lake parking lot on the right of Loveland Bay Road (on the way to Loveland Bay Provincial Campground) is the primary parking area for the Snowden. An alternate start point is the Lost Frog parking lot on Devlin Rd off of Iron River Main. Note: Devlin Rd is a private road south of Lost Frog Parking lot and there is no access to Loveland Bay Main via Devlin Rd.
      Files
      Region Supporters & Maintainers
      Region Details
      • 11
      • 12
      • 28
      • 20

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #434
      State Ranking
      #84
      Trails
      71
      Total Distance
      52 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      23 miles
      Total Descent
      10,848 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      981 ft
      Total Vertical
      714 ft
      Reports
      240
      Photos
      53
      Ridden Counter
      2,338

      Popular Snowden Demonstration Forest Trails

      view all trails »

      Recent Trail Reports

      Current Trail Warnings

      traildateinfo
      Box Lunch
      May 16, 2018 @ 11:06am
      May 16, 2018
      Trail is generally over grown with a few...
      Vlad The Impaler
      May 14, 2018 @ 8:53pm
      May 14, 2018
      Big logs blocking the trail, one on a...
      Demon Seed
      Mar 18, 2018 @ 2:27pm
      Mar 18, 2018
      Nearly impassable due to fallen debris,...

      Photos of Snowden Demonstration Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Tri Mac
      12 |
      Jun 10, 2018 @ 9:29pm
      Jun 10, 2018
      Tri Mac, Vancouver Island
      trail: MudHoney Pass
      8 |
      May 30, 2018 @ 9:42pm
      May 30, 2018
      MudHoney Pass, Vancouver Island
      11 |
      May 22, 2018 @ 5:12pm
      May 22, 2018
      Lost Lake Lookout, Vancouver Island
      trail: Cheshire
      19 |
      Apr 1, 2018 @ 8:21pm
      Apr 1, 2018
      Cheshire, Vancouver Island
      more photos »

      Videos of Snowden Demonstration Forest Mountain Bike

      Demo flo
      trail: Demon Seed
      18:59 | 235 | Jun 8, 2016
      more videos »

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1390959cfultontrailEnchanted ForestNice way to climb up.
      Aug 18, 2017 @ 6:40pm
      Aug 18, 2017
      user #454369canadakareportSanitariumI reversed the trails direction.
      Aug 11, 2016 @ 12:11am
      Aug 11, 2016
      more »

      Recent Activity

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #167758jcollyaddridelogJun 17, 2018 ride log
      Jun 17, 2018 @ 9:41pm
      2 days
      user #1178910YellzeeaddridelogJun 17, 2018 ride log
      Jun 17, 2018 @ 9:01pm
      2 days
      user #167758jcollyaddridelogJun 17, 2018 ride log
      Jun 17, 2018 @ 6:20pm
      2 days
      user #34176linzteraddridelogJun 17, 2018 ride log
      Jun 17, 2018 @ 6:14pm
      2 days
      user #1116180SteveO96addridelogJun 17, 2018 ride log
      Jun 17, 2018 @ 5:42pm
      2 days
      view more »

      Nearby Riding Areas

      namedistance
      Radar Hill 1 11 61.8 km
      The Pump House 2 3 22.6 km
      Quinsam River Trails 25.3 km
      Willow Creek6.2 km
      Quadra Island North 7 38 146.5 km

      Local Mountain Bike Directory


      view full directory »

      Local Products


      more »
      • By canadaka Plus & contributors
      • Admins: RCCC
      • #1692 - 14,523 views
      • snowden demonstration forest activity log | embed map of Snowden Demonstration Forest mountain bike trails | snowden demonstration forest mountain biking points of interest
      • subscribe print map 3d map donate to earn trail karma!

      Downloading of trail gps tracks in kml & gpx formats is enabled for Snowden Demonstration Forest.
      You must login to download files.