British Columbia - the land of mountains, forests, and endless trails. If you're an ATV enthusiast, you're in for a real treat. With so many amazing trails to explore, it can be tough to choose where to go. But, don't worry, I've done the hard work for you and compiled a list of the best ATV trails in British Columbia. So, grab your gear and let's find some mud!
First up, we have the infamous Chilliwack River Valley trail. This trail is a must-do for any ATV enthusiast visiting British Columbia. The trail winds through the beautiful Chilliwack River Valley and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The trail is well-maintained, and there's plenty of room for passing and overtaking. Just be prepared for a bit of mud and some steep inclines, but trust me, it's worth it.
Next, we have the Gibraltar Mine trail. This one is for the more experienced riders out there. The trail is a bit more challenging, but the rewards are worth it. The trail takes you through the old Gibraltar Mine, which is now a ghost town. The views are absolutely stunning, and you'll have the chance to see some incredible wildlife. Just make sure you bring your sense of adventure and a good set of brakes!
With over 350km of trails, the Bear Creek Recreation Area is the largest recreational area in British Columbia located near West Kelowna. With a variety of options including one-way and loop trails, as well as hundreds of logging roads, there's something for every level of rider. Take advantage of ATV-friendly camping at the Aspen Trail Head Campground and the Burke Trail Campground. While there are trail fees and regulations in place, the riding experience is well worth it. The area offers plenty of options for families and beginners while experienced riders can find challenging terrain to explore.
Near the popular ski town of Fernie you'll find a plethora of fantastic trails for your next adventure. Explore approximately 90km of trails and countless kilometers of spur and logging roads by heading east of the popular ski town along Coal Creek Road. Popular rides include the scenic Fernie Ridge trail, the challenging Morissey Ridge route, and the trail to the Notch, a viewpoint perched atop Flathead Ridge. Whichever path you choose, you'll be rewarded with stunning views of the Kootenay Rockies, including dense forests, towering mountains, and sparkling lakes and streams.
Last but not least, if you're in northern BC we have definitely not forgotten you. Fort St.John offers countless trails to explore, with the most popular being located south of the town boasting well over 400km of trails. Experienced ATV riders will enjoy the challenging 140 km journey to Stewart Lake, while those looking for a more relaxed ride can take the Gagne Road to a vast trail network that winds through some of the most spectacular Northern British Columbia landscapes. No matter which trail you decide on, one thing is for sure, you are bound to have an amazing adventure in Fort St.John!
In conclusion, British Columbia is a true paradise for ATV enthusiasts, with endless trails to explore. Whether you're on the island, touring the Kootenays or exploring northern BC, there's something for everyone. Remember to always ride responsibly and safely, and don't forget to have fun! Happy riding!