5 miles
2,668 ft
-441 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Shiney Badger Trail

Shiney Badger Details

  • Riding Area
    Williams Lake, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    March - November
  • Family Friendly
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump, Log Ride, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened

Built in the Summer of 2017, this trail was funded by NDIT, and CBAC and created by First Journey Trails with the help from the Cariboo Mountain Bike Consortium. It was built as a bi-directional trail that would access the "backside" of Desous mountain and allow the first ever climb from the Fraser river up to the Spring House side of the mountain. The climb is rated black only due to a few terrain pinch points that force the trail to gain a significant amount of elevation in a short distance within the first half of the climb. Save for these few steep, rocky sections, this climb would be considered to be a blue climb as well as descent.

Access Info

To access the start of the climb, head west on highway 20 out of Williams Lake and turn left onto English Road. Approximately 800m off of the road staying on English Road, the staging area is found on the right (river side) of the road. Recreation Sites & Trails will be providing a proper parking lot in 2018.


This trail is still under construction. Please refrain from riding and wait till the trail opening in the spring of 2018.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Shiney Badger bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,227 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,491 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,718 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,491 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,718 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,376 ft
  • Avg time
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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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Shiney Badger Trail Reports

Jun 6, 2018 @ 11:54am
Jun 6, 2018
reporter all logging debris and trees are clear,Trail crew will start the trail work mid june, be aware of builders on route.
May 20, 2018 @ 7:48pm
May 20, 2018
Large trees down across trail, blocking trail...also major clearcut damage at the top section of trail.
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May 7, 2018 @ 8:26am
May 7, 2018
Shiney Badger, Williams Lake

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