3.0 miles
632 ft
-583 ft
Avg time

White Lake Traverse Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    White Lake
    Blind Bay, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
    #44167 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #18159 in E-Biking
    • #16336 in Trail Running
    • #26114 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in E-Biking
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
  • Land Manager

Beautiful flowing trail immerses travelers in the tranquility of the forest between Blind Bay and White Lake. This cross-country trail links communities in the South Shuswap providing a series of recreational loop trails to explore.

From the Balmoral Trailhead, follow directions to the Balmoral Bluffs viewpoint, then follow signs taking either the upper north or upper south Balmoral trail loop to connect with the Blind Bay to White Lake trail through tranquil open forests. A short climb brings you to a bench following a forested ridgeline before crossing the Bayview Forest Service Road and ATV route. Now the trail climbs to emerge at the viewpoint with vistas south and west toward Tappen and Notch Hill. A great turn around destination or rest stop before continuing to White Lake. From here the trail continues through a variety of forest environments, past exposed rock bands, criss-crossing the ATV trails before connecting with the Little White Lake Forest Service Road. The trail crosses the road back into the forest and links up with the White Lake Lookout trail before dropping down a short section on the forestry rd. and another trail to the John Evdokimoff Park and White Lake trailhead.

Access Info

Balmoral Trailhead: Approx 9.3km East of Sorrento, or approx 24 km West of Salmon Arm, turn North on onto Balmoral Rd. Follow for approx 1.5 km and watch for the large trailhead parking lot on the right, just before Alpen Paradies subdivision.

White Lake Trailhead: Approx 9.3 km east of Sorrento on Hwy 1 at the Balmoral Rd junction, White Lake Rd forms a loop, returning to Hwy 1 at Carlin 4 km farther east, approx 20 km west of Salmon Arm. Watch for the Bike Park sign just before the Parri Rd intersection at the west end of White Lake.

Link this trail with the Blind Bay Bluffs and McArthur Heights Trail to create a longer, full-day hike.

NOTE: no access to the trail system from the South off Sherry Road. This route, which crossed private land, has been decommissioned following the logging harvest. Non-motorized trail users must use the Balmoral Trailhead, and motorized users must use the White Lake FSRoad access (there's lots of parking for staging right at the start of the FSRoad just off Parri Road next to the Fire Hall and Community Centre.)

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for White Lake Traverse multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    49 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,812 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,413 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,812 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,860 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    1,342 ft
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Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)
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      White Lake Traverse Trail Reports

      Mar 26, 2022 @ 4:29pm
      Mar 26, 2022
      Could really use a proper ditchline in this 50m long section to control cut slope seepage and diverted runoff from old atv trail above. Contact...
      Mar 20, 2022 @ 5:57pm
      Mar 20, 2022
      Cleared from White Lake to Balmoral. Some snow patches and mucky sections on Balmoral Face and near K9 Lookout still. Should be open for business...
      Sep 25, 2021 @ 10:15am
      Sep 25, 2021
      Two trees down you will have to jump over or crawl under. Too big to move need a chainsaw.
      Sep 3, 2021 @ 3:33pm
      Sep 3, 2021
      reporter tree down
      Sep 3, 2021 @ 3:29pm
      Sep 3, 2021
      reporter tree down
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      • 11 miles avg distance
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      • 11 miles avg distance
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      • Last: Aug 7, 2022


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