10.6 miles
Distance
1,918 ft
Climb
-1,587 ft
Descent
03:30:42
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Xat'sull - Soda Creek
    McLeese Lake, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #44887 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2017
  • Land Manager
    Xats'ull First Nation

One of the longer XC trails in the Interior. Built by the Soda Creek First Nation's trail crew with "First Journey Trails" (Trail Crew Foreman: Mitch Forbes, Chris Purdy, Jeremy Stowards) in 2017. This bi-directional trail has long climbs and long descents showcasing unique terrain features. Construction of a climbing line from the heritage village to the Soda Creek trailhead at Highway 97, has begun in 2017 and is scheduled for completion in the Spring of 2018.

Trail is now OPEN

Access Info

Southern trail head will be at the Soda Creek's Whispering Willow Camp Site, located at Deep Creek, BC. The northern trailhead is at the Soda Creek Emporium, the main network access point.

No parking available at the Band Office on Mountain House Road.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Deep Blue Soda (Xats'ull XC) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    330 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,311 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,062 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,311 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,641 ft
  • Grade
    0.6%
  • Grade max
    -45.5%
  • Grade min
    44.6%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    03:30:42
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on Apr 24, 2021
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Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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  • Ideal
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      Deep Blue Soda... Trail Reports

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      Apr 24, 2021 @ 9:10pm
      Apr 24, 2021
      To much dead fall we turned around at the power lines. I rode this trai a few years ago and it was fantastic. We came back this year. I guess it...
      Apr 24, 2021 @ 9:08pm
      Apr 24, 2021
      Trail has multiple blow downs still a bit of snow in the lower parts
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 2:31pm
      Jul 26, 2020
      Ran part of this trail starting from the Whispering Willows Campsite on Jul. 21. It is quite overgrown. It was fine for running but it would need...
      May 24, 2020 @ 7:44am
      May 24, 2020
      reporter quite a few trees down but otherwise a great ride, needed bit of maintenance, great XC trail with lots of variety
      May 5, 2019 @ 8:52am
      May 5, 2019
      Trail is in good shape. There are a number of trees down. All of them you can climb over and continue riding. Using trail forks is a must to...
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Xatsull XC - Deep Creek to Heritage Village
      13 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      rocdoc (Jun 11, 2019 at 17:55)
       Riding well but a few trees have blown across the trail obscuring the route in one place. Take a small saw and hel clear the easily cut trees in the way if you are so inclined.
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