24 miles
Distance
4,712 ft
Climb
-5,046 ft
Descent
04:48:15
Avg time
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Larchhills Traverse Details

  • Riding area
    South Canoe
    Salmon Arm, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Mixed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Shuswap Trail Alliance

This is a point to point Epic, plan for a big day. Average times are 5-6hrs for an average rider. Although the average trail is a blue, there are some black climbs in places.
New sections are being added to this trail every season so just because you have ridden one season, it doesn't mean you know it..Wink This version starts at the local south canoe riding area and is the longest version.

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More Stats for Larchhills Traverse mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -334 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,463 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,144 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,803 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,469 ft
  • Grade
    -0.267%
  • Grade max
    -61.229%
  • Grade min
    36.762%
  • Distance climb
    12 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    04:48:15
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:19
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Status:
on Oct 9, 2017
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (8 votes)

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Larchhills Traverse Trail Reports

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Oct 9, 2017 @ 9:27pm
Oct 9, 2017
The Sicamous Section is free of Downed Logs ans is in Excellent Riding Condition.
Sep 21, 2017 @ 7:49pm
Sep 21, 2017
About 10 trees down throughout the traverse, but considering thats about 40km thats not bad. Most of them are down in the Sicamous switchback....
Sep 15, 2017 @ 4:54pm
Sep 15, 2017
Trail in great shape considering how dry the summer has been and how blown out everything else is. Getting very overgrown so the little trees are...
Aug 11, 2017 @ 7:33am
Aug 11, 2017
Aug 8, 2017 @ 8:30pm
Aug 8, 2017
Several trees down in switchback section up from Sicamous trailhead. Otherwise all clear.
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Larchhills Traverse, Salmon Arm
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Aug 3, 2017 @ 10:58pm
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Larchhills Traverse, Salmon Arm
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Aug 3, 2017 @ 10:58pm
Aug 3, 2017
Larchhills Traverse, Salmon Arm

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 3
flag wkblair (Aug 25, 2016 at 13:38)
 Indeed an epic trail. Once away from the Larch Hills x-c ski trails the LHT is predominantly single track. The trail is very well marked with orange squares nailed to trees about 8 to 10 feet above ground - there are lots of them. Trail junctions are generally well marked indicating the direction of travel. The Switchback trail down to Sicamous is a real blast. It would be great if the tight switchbacks were bermed to provide better flow and safety otherwise proceed with caution - some of the tight turns love to dump you down the hill. I would highly recommend the LHT to all fit and experienced mountain bike riders. The trail would be a drag in bad weather. Ignore my previous cryptic comment ( it was a correction to a comment which did not post).
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