11 miles
Distance
2,641 ft
Climb
-2,302 ft
Descent
04:08:44
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Deep Blue Soda (Xats'ull XC) Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    Xat'sull - Soda Creek
    McLeese Lake, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #7721
  • 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
More Stats for Deep Blue Soda (Xats'ull XC) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    338 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,307 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,064 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,307 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,645 ft
  • Grade
    0.605%
  • Grade max
    -70.059%
  • Grade min
    55.147%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    04:08:44
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Status:
on Sep 23, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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Directions to deep-blue-soda-xats-ull-xc trailhead (52.280400, -122.143810)
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Deep Blue Soda... Trail Reports

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Sep 23, 2018 @ 2:08pm
Sep 23, 2018
reporter Trail is in great condition from Lynx Creek Rd to the Heritage Village. Only one tree down on the top plateau near powerline.
Sep 12, 2018 @ 10:05am
Sep 12, 2018
reporter
Be sure to navigate this trail with Trailforks. Fast growing vegetation makes this a challenging trail from a maintenance perspective. We keep...
Aug 31, 2018 @ 8:15pm
Aug 31, 2018
Great trail, two trees down along it's entire length. Cow patties here and there and some spots are hard to navigate with lots of newly sprouted...
Aug 8, 2018 @ 4:41pm
Aug 8, 2018
reporter The crew from the Soda creek band did some weed control ,in high Veg. areas and added more signage. go ride it
Jul 8, 2018 @ 12:27pm
Jul 8, 2018
Needs more signage as it is getting grown over and missed the bridge over Lynn creek
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Routes with this trail

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Xatsull XC - Deep Creek to Heritage Village
13 miles

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