Smith Creek Gruel
Duration/Distance: 15 km (various routes) /1-4 hours
Elevation Gain: 400-700 metres (depending on route taken)
Difficulty Level: moderate
Access Points: From Hwy 97 follow Elliott Road to Smith Creek Road. Turn right onto Smith Creek and follow it up. The road eventually turns into a gravel road. Parking can be found in a clearing to the right just after the overhead power line.
About this Trail Area: There are some beginner trails in the lower elevations and as you go higher so does the fitness level and technical difficulty. Spend anywhere from 1 – 4 hours here, depending on the trail you want to go on. Take care to avoid causing erosion on the many steep slopes. The area is very open and dry, so during the heat of the day make sure you bring lots of water. This area offers a fast flowy descent with jumps, ladders and easy log rides.
GOOD to KNOW: Every second Tuesday Sovereign Cycle does a group ride at Smith Creek. The ride starts at 6:30 and everyone meets at the Smith Creek parking area.