10.6 miles
Distance
1,913 ft
Climb
-1,579 ft
Descent
03:30:42
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  • 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 Owner
    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.

Disclaimer

Unmaintained trail

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Deep Blue Soda (Xats'ull XC) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    333 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,311 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,062 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,311 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,644 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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      Deep Blue Soda... Trail Reports

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      Jun 1, 2023 @ 12:31am
      Jun 1, 2023
      Rode this today from Lyne Creek Rd to Blue Lake. Quite a few larger trees down throughout that section. Glad to have Trailforks as the trail is...
      Aug 27, 2022 @ 6:14pm
      Aug 27, 2022
      The trail from hwy up is in perfect condition! I didn’t ride the section below the hwy, so I can’t update on it condition. Thank you to the...
      Jul 21, 2022 @ 9:52am
      Jul 21, 2022
      This trail is so poorly maintained that it should be unlisted from trail forks. Blowdown, no signage, washouts. THIS TRAILS IS CURRENTLY...
      Jul 4, 2022 @ 8:49am
      Jul 4, 2022
      Couldn't find the trail on Blue Lake end, it needs better signage or update Trailforks to actual location.
      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...
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