Mt. MacPherson Trails,
Hiking, Mountain Biking, XC Skiing.
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Revelstoke, BC : Mount MacPherson Trail
mountain biking, (xc) cross country skiing, hiking, demonstration forest
Mount MacPherson Trails is an extensive network of inter-connecting trails near the community of Revelstoke, BC in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. The primary use of the trails is during the winter months when the trail network is a popular cross country ski destination. In the summer months the trail network becomes a prime mountain biking and hiking destination.
XC skiers and mountain bikers will be happy to know that the trails are very well marked and the signage is very well maintained. Many of the smaller trails combine to make loop routes. But... because of the high number of small trails, it is easy to get turned around so it is wise for newcomers to carry a trail map.
Mount MacPherson offers xc skiers and mountain bikers over 24 kilometres of adventure trails. The trails provide include single track routes and plenty of downhill. The trail park includes ponds, lakes and creeks. The trail network crosses over wooden bridges, boardwalk, tree roots, sharp rocks and deadfall trees.
In the main parking lot located on Hwy 23S there is a large trail map, a few information signs and a pit toilet. Also located within the trail network, where the Main Loop Trail meets the Creek Crawl Trail, there is a pit toilet and a shelter. There are some picnic tables located along some of the routes also.
The Mt. MacPherson Trail system is maintained and operated by the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club in the winter. The nordic club grooms the trails, usually after every snowfall and before weekends. The club snowcat grooms for both classic and skating cross country ski techniques.
The Mt. MacPherson Trail routes appeal to all levels of xc skiers. The mountain provides well groomed easy routes for the beginner and routes for the experienced. Some of the more popular ski routes include The Mickey Olsen, Cedar Ramble, Beaver Lake Road and the Loggers Lane.
In the summer the trails provide hours of enjoyment for mountain biking and hiking. The bike routes are both challenging and easy appealing to all levels of experience. The trails provide plenty of single track routes and downhill opportunities. Some of the easier routes include Easy Al's and Novice Glide Trails. Difficult routes include Madman's Leap, Mountain Climb and Break-A-Leg Trails.
Hikers visit the area also during the summer months, so please keep your head up and respect each other on the trail avoiding any type of mishaps. Mount MacPherson is a self maintained trail system. It is important to pack-out what you pack-in. Please leave no footprint while enjoying this popular trail system.
How to Get to Mount MacPherson Trails:
From Revelstoke BC follow the Trans Canada Hwy (Hwy#1) west, over the bridge, to the Hwy 23S turn off. Travel down Hwy 23S for about 7.5 kilometres to the Mount MacPherson Nordic Ski Trails parking lot. Suite up and have some fun eh!
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