Distance: 7.8 km
Time: 45 min – 2 hrs
Elevation Gain: 12 m
Elevation Loss: 2 m
Technical Rating: Beginner
Physical Rating: Easy
Season: March – November
Permit Required: No
The Pemberton Valley Loop combines several pathways, doubletrack and short sections of singletrack trails to form a beginner loop around the outskirts of Pemberton. This fun and gentle route is suitable for all riders and abilities, especially families with little ones looking for a fun way to spend a few hours. The Valley Loop offers up some incredible scenery of the surrounding mountains, farms and Lillooet River. The Loop takes you out from the northeast end of the village towards the river. From there it follows the river through the underpass for Hwy 99, and finally returns to the village near the Pemberton Valley Lodge. For the most part the loop is well-marked and easy to navigate. Please note that this is a multi-use trail, so make sure to give right of way to hikers, runners and equestrians. Also, as several sections of the trail run on or along private land, please stick to the trail and respect all trail signs and closures.
The Valley Loop may be ridden in either direction. Begin at the Urdal Road trailhead if you wish to ride the trail clockwise. Or start at the Pemberton Valley Lodge trailhead if your prefer to ride it counter clockwise. Your family, young and the young at heart, will enjoy this scenic ride through the breathtaking Pemberton valley setting. The full length of the trail is surrounded by incredible mountain ranges and farms with plenty of horses and cows for your kids to look at. I would recommend avoiding the singletrack section south of Hwy 99 that runs parallel to Airport Road. It is heavily used by equestrians and is best avoided after it rains or when it’s wet out. Instead, once you pop out from the underpass that runs below Hwy 99 take Airport Road (dirt road) for about 1 km until you see the sign for the Valley Loop, just before the bridge. The Loop continues to the west (right) along a wide doubletrack trail all the way to the Pemberton Valley Lodge.
TRAILHEAD | N50 18.963 W122 47.559 (VALLEY LODGE)
There are two very well marked and easily located trailheads for the Valley Loop. The first is found on Urdal Road and the second is located right behind the Pemberton Valley Lodge. Both of these trailheads are very well marked with kiosks and trail maps. Easily pedal to either directly from the village.
N50 19.478 W122 47.881 (Urdal Rd.)
N50 18.963 W122 47.559 (Valley Lodge)
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