3 miles
2,531 ft
-640 ft
1 miles
High Point


  • Riding Area
    Valemount and Area
    Valemount, British Columbia
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  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

A Bike and Hike destination, the Lily Meadows Hike – also known as Bulldog Ridge Trail – is a scene out of Sound of Music during late June to early July. For centuries, bulb-digging grizzlies have cultivated yellow glacier lilies. Here and there you’ll see freshly turned earth – evidence of a bear’s busy paw. Apparently the bulbs are slightly sweet in taste. Even if you miss the lily explosion, you won’t be disappointed. Beyond the meadows, the mountain peak sits atop the meadow like a flat-top haircut – a rocky mesa. Skirting to the left and over a rockslide, you’ll discover a a turquoise lake as you get closer to the Horse Creek headwaters and its glaciers. The groundcover of heather feels amazing on weary bare feet. Some hikers swim in the frigid water.

Access Info

Take Canoe River Forest Road (east) to the Lily Meadows Access Road


Primarily a hiking trail, some regions of the trail may not be rideable.

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More Stats for Lily Meadows Hiking Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,891 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,078 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,078 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,969 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3,460 ft
  • Distance flat
    298 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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