2 miles
Distance
244 ft
Climb
-1,576 ft
Descent
2,800 ft
High Point

Details

  • Riding Area
    Sicamous
    Sicamous, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Global Ranking
    #57183 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

the final section of the Larchhills Traverse if you ride it from South Canoe to Sicamous. buff benchcut and tight switch backs. Also makes a fun challenging climb.

The Larchhills Travece is a point to point ride from South Canoe to Sicamous, or the other way.. Average times are 5-6hrs for the whole trail. it can be broken up into sections and ridden individually via forest service road access.

New sections are being added to this trail regularly.

As of 2019 the Trailhead at the bottom of the switchback will be closed to vehicle access. Parking will be available at Sicamous Beach.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Larchhills Traverse (sicamous switchbacks) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,332 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,462 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,800 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,468 ft
  • Grade
    -10.645%
  • Grade max
    -62.237%
  • Grade min
    28.681%
  • Distance climb
    2,416 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    554 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Larchhills... Trail Reports

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      Oct 13, 2018 @ 9:05am
      Oct 13, 2018
      One tree down
      Aug 28, 2018 @ 7:31pm
      Aug 28, 2018
      Moist and Tacky after the Rain. No Trees Down All Clear
      Aug 22, 2018 @ 11:06pm
      Aug 22, 2018
      smokey air , dry trail
      Jul 25, 2018 @ 10:23pm
      Jul 25, 2018
      Some Logs down on the Lower Part of the Switchbacks. Very Bone Dry. The Logging was above the Road before the Switchbacks
      Jun 25, 2018 @ 1:42pm
      Jun 25, 2018
      reporter Starting 2018 06 27 Canoe Forest Products will be conducting harvesting operations at the top of the Sicamous Switch Backs from Mon – Fri from...
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      May 6, 2018 @ 8:56pm
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      Jun 12, 2013 @ 9:56pm
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      Apr 13, 2009 @ 8:43pm
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      Larch Hills Traverse - Sicamous Section
      23:07 | 312 | Jun 14, 2011 , Sicamous
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