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

  • 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
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #8991 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
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 May 5, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Deep Blue Soda... Trail Reports

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      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...
      Apr 29, 2019 @ 7:47am
      Apr 29, 2019
      Snow in higher spots, very soft and spongy. Many trees down along trail
      Apr 4, 2019 @ 8:48pm
      Apr 4, 2019
      Wet, fair bit of ice, some trees down. At least at the climbing trail end.
      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...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Xatsull XC - Deep Creek to Heritage Village
      13 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag 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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