Distance: 10 km
Time: 1 – 2 hrs
Elevation Gain: 282 m
Elevation Loss: 286 m
Technical Rating: Intermediate
Physical Rating: Moderate
Season: May – October
Permit Required: No
Jack’s Trail System is a short but fun trail linking a variety of singletrack and doubletrack trails to form a 10 kilometre loop. The trail may be ridden either direction, but for the best flow ride it clockwise. A small number of technical trail features (TTFs) can be found on the lower part of the trail (mainly on Erin’s Extreme Ending); all TTFs are optional. Please be warned that some of these TTFs are not in the best of shape and therefore it is advised that you check all TTFs before riding.
The trail is primarly made up of tight singletrack that winds its way up gradually to the highest point before returning back down again for a complete loop. Roots and tight trees, along with open sections of ATV trail, which passes through a marshy section, make this an interesting ride. Watch out for Moose that are found frequenting the area. The trail pops out on a short section of logging road –please watch out for cars/trucks.
TRAILHEAD | N53 24.176 W117 33.056
The trail may be accessed via the Bike Park using the Town Trails. If you prefer to drive to the trailhead, take Hwy 16 to Brookhart Street and turn right (east). Follow Brookhart Street to Bradwell Street and drive to the end of the street. Once you hit the gravel road, park and pedal 100 metres to the TH ahead. The trailhead is well marked via a map/sign.
bikepirate rating: 3 Skulls
When riding the loop, I would consider avoiding the Helen’s Holly Hills 700 metre section. The section has seen better days and is really not worth the effort. It’s starting to grow in and I’m told most locals avoid it all together. Instead, stay on the gravel road till you hit the entrance (well-marked) off of Christine’s Cutline Cruise to your left.