Snowden Demonstration Forest
This is an XC area with over 100km of trails, but not well suited to the absolute beginner rider, as most trails are quite difficult and continuously technical. Trails vary from dense forest to open rock bluff, unique to this area is the almost total absence of roads giving riders a feeling of “being out there”. Mostly signed the trails are marked for the preferred direction of travel, although most can be ridden in the reverse direction by a strong climber.
Snowden is also the home of The Campbell River 50Km Trail Challenge this annual event features some of the best trails we have to offer and is a test of any riders stamina, both physical and mental. Comprised of two loops the actual loop length is 27km for a total of 54km, in 2010 The Challenge will be held Sept 5.