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      A short, steep trail to a lookout with wonderful views of White Lake, Little White Lake, and the Tappen Valley and towards Mt Ida in Salmon Arm.

      Start at the John Evdokimoff Bike Park. Find the trail on the left/south west side, then branches off to the left just after entering the trees. The trail climbs alongside a stream (intermittent in the summer) before emerging onto the Forestry Rd. Turn left along the Forestry Rd for a short distance then turn right onto an ATV track just before the stream crossing at the bend of the Forest Service Rd. Stay right at the first junction on the ATV track and watch for the trail a little further up on the left. Follow this trail up to the next junction and take the right fork. The trail climbs steeply through the forest emerging along rocky bluffs looking over White Lake. Take a moment at the memorial plaque placed in honor of Jonathan Halper, a local mountain biker who loved this trail, before continuing to climb higher. Watch for Mariposa Lilies, Arnica, and Arrow Leafed Balsam Root in the spring. And be sure to sign the cheerful trail register along the way. The final climb takes you up through a wonderful open grassy forest before popping out at the radio tower (and the whimsical trail sign also erected in honor of Jonathan). From the tower, proceed to the right/northeast into the open cut block and look for a narrow trail on your right (watch for abundant wild strawberries here. . .and bears) Follow this trail weaving through the new growth of the cut block until it emerges at a forestry landing, and more views over White Lake and the Reinecker Creek valley. Return the way you came.

      An alternate return is to follow the quad trail down (very steep in places, but good footing) to the forestry road at about 1 km, go left for another km and left again. Just past 3 km will be the White Lake Balmoral Trail. It is a nice alternative to the road and is possibly a bit shorter. When you reach the road, retrace your steps downhill a short distance to the trail to the Bike Park.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: Blind Bay
      White Lake Parking in Bike Park google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Approx. 9.3 km east of Sorrento on Hwy 1 at the Balmoral Rd junction, White Lake Rd forms a loop, returning to Hwy 1 at Calin 4 km farther east, approx. 20 km west of Salmon Arm. Watch for the Parri Rd intersection at the west end of White Lake. Turn east here and drive approx. 3 km watching for the White Lake Provincial Park sign on your right. Park near the boat launch and look for the old road just back to the west along the lake.
      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Jan 1, 2020

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #4,336
      State Ranking
      #249
      Trails (view details)
      13
      Trails Mountain Bike
      13
      Trails E-Bike
      5
      Trails Hike
      13
      Trails Trail Running
      13
      Total Distance
      14 miles
      Total Descent
      3,512 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,569 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,950 ft
      Reports
      35
      Photos
      24
      Ridden Counter
      399

      Photos of White Lake Provincial Park Mountain Bike

      20 |
      Jun 14, 2019 @ 10:12am
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      Sep 2, 2018 @ 12:07pm
      Sep 2, 2018
      11 |
      Sep 2, 2018 @ 11:58am
      Sep 2, 2018
      13 |
      Sep 2, 2018 @ 11:52am
      Sep 2, 2018

      Videos of White Lake Provincial Park Mountain Bike

      White Lake Lookout
      1:00 | 36 | Jul 2, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Blind Bay Bluffs
      Nov 3, 2019 @ 12:31pm
      Nov 3, 2019
      DryJoeDick STAB tree down
      Blind Bay Ridge
      Nov 3, 2019 @ 12:25pm
      Nov 3, 2019
      DryJoeDick STAB tree down
      Bayview Connector
      Sep 26, 2019 @ 12:24pm
      Sep 26, 2019
      Drycjlsmith STAB a little rough but fun torrid
      Balmoral Ridge
      Sep 26, 2019 @ 12:24pm
      Sep 26, 2019
      Drycjlsmith STAB lots of loose rocks. Somewhat washed,...
      Balmoral Lower North
      Sep 26, 2019 @ 12:24pm
      Sep 26, 2019
      Drycjlsmith STAB Enjoyable rolling ride.
      White Lake Lookout
      Jul 29, 2019 @ 9:16am
      Jul 29, 2019
      DryAndywarrenPretty overgrown from the end of the road...
      Whitelake FSR
      Jun 13, 2019 @ 10:11am
      Jun 13, 2019
      Very Drycjlsmith STAB Mo obstacles or difficulties as far as we...
      Balmoral Upper North
      Oct 1, 2018 @ 12:05pm
      Oct 1, 2018
      Wetbckevin SCC Small tree down across trail, can ride...
      Balmoral Upper South
      Jul 30, 2018 @ 10:24am
      Jul 30, 2018
      UnknownBrettMJClear and good!
      White Lake to Balmoral
      Jul 30, 2018 @ 10:24am
      Jul 30, 2018
      DryBrettMJNeedles on the trail help your back end...

      Activity Feed

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      user #471019JoeDickupdatetrailBlind Bay Bluffs and 1 more
      Nov 4, 2019 @ 8:06am
      Nov 4, 2019
      user #471019JoeDickaddreportBlind Bay Ridge and 1 more
      Nov 3, 2019 @ 12:25pm
      Nov 3, 2019
      user #863466MajevotetrailWhite Lake Lookout
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 4:15pm
      Oct 14, 2019
      user #863466MajeriddentrailWhite Lake Lookout
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 4:15pm
      Oct 14, 2019
      user #1928270Garnette09riddentrailBlind Bay Ridge
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 4:59am
      Oct 10, 2019

      Recent Comments

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      user #1215329FlarixtrailWhite Lake LookoutA few micro climbs here and there and lots of...
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 3:36pm
      Jul 1, 2019
      user #471019JoeDickreportBalmoral Upper Norththanks.
      Oct 1, 2018 @ 8:47pm
      Oct 1, 2018
      user #1374557davidwcanadareportBlind Bay RidgeThis is a fun trail. It is a pretty steep...
      Jul 14, 2018 @ 8:48am
      Jul 14, 2018
      user #471019JoeDicktrailBalmoral Upper Norththis trail currently dead ends at a...
      Apr 7, 2018 @ 4:39pm
      Apr 7, 2018
      user #471019JoeDicktrailBlind Bay BluffsThese blocks were harvested by BC Timber Sales...
      Apr 6, 2018 @ 9:56am
      Apr 6, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      White Lake 10.9 km
      Mt Tuam Community Park 5 11.8 km
      Mt Baldy 1 1 17.7 km
      Reinecker Creek Trail System 38.5 km
      Parkhill East & West 29 49.5 km

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