Short multi-loop, single track trail that leads from McRae Creek Rd. to Biner Rd. which is the trail head of the Deer Point Trail. Varied terrain including dry forested rocky hillsides with steep sections & frequent panoramic views of the lake.
Borris - lower
BIKING ONLY. Colourful rock faces at your feet, enjoy the chorus of songbirds & take in the mountain flowers blooming year-round. Mostly single track with a few wider portions & clearings. Trail descends from here down to West Lake Drive.
Borris - Upper
mountain peaks and ridge lines, with romantic vantage points perfect for a picnic.
All mountain forest trail with a short steep climb at the beginning followed by occasional traverses & long fast descends. Charred by historical forest fires, discover a unique landscape that is home to a myriad of mushroom species year-round.
This multi-loop trail follows along the shores of Christina Creek, the only outflow of Christina Lake. Giant ponderosa pines are home to feathered friends & along the shorelines more great photo opportunities of wildlife like beaver, muskrat & deer await.
A rugged & remote backcountry trail following the ridgeline from Santa Rosa Summit. to Mt. St. Thomas. Alpine meadows & rock bluffs provide panoramic views in all directions, including views of Christina Lake & Big Sheep Creek valley. Be prepared for wilderness travel with frequent windfall & snow well into July.
Close to city amenities, 8 family-friendly bird-themed trails take you along the south shorelines of the lake, through a small mixed forest & meadows. Swim spots dotted along trail. Observe otters, beavers, whitetail deer & various birds.
Honouring legendary free-rider Dave Swetland of the Kootenay Boundary, this trail is loaded with fun for any biker. From rocky ridges to gullies of aspen & cypress, experience a variety of terrain with well-built stunts & a steep descent.
Steep sections level out to rolling hills while following the eastside shoreline of the lake. Giant cedar trees & a sandy beach await you at the North end. The midway point offers access to a marine campsite. After crossing Sander Creek, this trail connects with the Xenia Lake trail.
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This popular mountain bikers trail has steep & loose sections. Historically the roadway for mining activity, take a stroll through time, leading through forests to viewpoints of the valley & the lake near the top.
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Find all the viewpoints to scenery overlooking the Kettle Valley & south to the USA. This historical trail is over 150 years old, being the original horse pack route through the region. This section of the trail connects with Dewdney Lower at Dupee Rd.
Dry grassland hills, along with views of the Kettle River make this single to double track trail an interesting stop. Set in the sunniest part of town watch for bighorn sheep, rattle snake & the colour changing mountain flowers..
Overhanging cedar trees tower above resembling that of a tunnel. Following through a secondary growth forest, find the creek and great viewpoints along the way. Keep your senses alert for wildlife.
HIKING ONLY due to extremely steep sections. This hiking trail leads from McRae Creek Rd. to Biner Rd. above Badger Trail. Multiple viewpoints make the initial steep sections worth the ascent. Mixed forests provide the perfect backdrop to hear & see a variety of birds including bald eagles.
Family friendly trail, taking you along Hwy 3 providing ample opportunity to explore local shops & eateries. Midway through you will find yourself creekside & walking the quaint neighborhoods that line the lake.
Experience unique geological formations that extend alongside Sandner Creek past a handful of historical sites including an old homestead. Fall is a great season to come & watch the kokanee salmon and rainbow trout spawn in the creek. Unmaintained trail.
Classic single-track mountain bike trail providing technical sections; climbing, steep descents & optional stunts down to Westlake Dr. Mixed forest with ferns, many rocky sections including bluffs & spots to viewpoints looking East over Christina Lake.
Cascade - Grand Forks
Fantastic views of the roaring falls. If you’re lucky find the cave beneath you and be careful around the many bluffs all around. Walk through the ruins of historical spillways & pen stocks that used to house the water from the old electrical dam.
Fife - Santa Rosa
The 1.7% grade makes this trail family-friendly. Walk the historical rail bed, past mountainsides, curious small caves and other historical relics found dotted along the way. Great birdwatching can be had with trees lining the path on either side.
Paulson - Fife
This portion of the former Columbia & Western Railroad descends from the Paulson Bridge down to Christina Lake with a grade of 2%. It provides a great half-day cycle following through the forest leading through a tunnel & over old trestle bridges.
Santa Rosa - Cascade
Cross the Kettle River on the old rail bridge, now with deck and railing. Look for roaming cattle in the open valley below & prepare yourself to experience the roar of the Cascade Gorge. The 3% trail grade provides enjoyment for the whole family.
Previously an old wagon road this trail follows high above the waters of Texas Creek. Try to find the historical homesteader’s site including the remains of a log cabin and standing fruit trees amongst open glades.
BIKING ONLY. Steep, loose terrain containing many stunts including teeter totters, bridges, a-frames & a roller coaster. LOOK before you ride, stunts are not what they appear to be (eg. drops are actually teeters). Coupled with mixed forests, great views of Christina Crest make for a great ride.
Starting as an alpine single track, then double track leading from the summit of Mt. St. Thomas down to Fife Rd. Layer up for this multi-weather trail taking you from the summit alpine south, passing through meadows until you reach an old logging road.
Westlake - TNT
As a hiking trail it is loose & steep in sections but follows along the ridge line providing landscape views east & south including the stunning Nakade Lookout. Originally a classic single-track mountain bike trail, the steep uphill sections & technical descents will keep all types of mountain bikers entertained. Trails forks 300m in with access to Wheelchair Trail.
BIKING ONLY. This mature bike trail features tall stunts, root covered slopes, steep rock slab descents & jumps. Fairly technical track makes for a fun & challenging ride. WATCH for stunts that may be rotten & in need of repair. Trails forks 300m in with access to West Lake (TNT) Trail.
Starting at the Troy Creek Campground, enjoy rustic style amenities (outhouses, picnic areas, & fire pits) right on the beach! Once on-trail steep & technical descents/ascents will bring you to stunning views of Christina and Xenia Lakes leaving you breathless.