Distance: Over 26 km
Time: 1 – 4 hrs
Elevation Gain: N/A
Elevation Loss: N/A
Technical Rating: Int. – Expert
Physical Rating: Moderate
Season: May – October
Permit Required: No
The Happy Creek Trail System is a local favourite and may be accessed from the Bike Park. Made up of singletrack and doubletrack trails, this area has a wide variety of trail types well suited to the intermediate and advanced rider. Beginner riders will enjoy the short section of boardwalks and Town Trails that provide access to this area.
Happy Creek is best described as a x-country mountain bike area, with short sections of singletrack, a mix of roots, technical trail features (TTFs), boardwalks and climbs. The total length of all trails combined is just over 26 kilometres.
Head up to the EZ trail lookout to take in the phenomenal view of the Rocky mountains and the valley below. Or, if you’re on the hunt for TTFs, check out the trail Just Giver. Just Giver is an older trail with a number of huge trail features, built for the expert rider in mind. Please note that a large number of the TTFs are starting to show their age; therefore, please check all stunts before riding them. For an alternative route from/to the bike park, try riding down Slowcooker.
TRAILHEAD | N53 23.136 W117 35.257
Take Switzer Drive east from Hwy 16 to Robb Road and follow the town signs all the way to the Bike Park parking area. From there, ride your bike on the Town Trails over to the Happy Creek Trail System; about ½ km west of the Bike Park.
N53 23.545 W117 34.534 (Bike Park)
N53 23.136 W117 35.257 (TH)
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