Mountain biking in Sun Peaks doesn’t end at the DH trails in the Bike Park. For those who like to earn their turns, Sun Peaks offers several cross country (XC) riding options.
Altitude is a stunning lift-access XC loop that starts from the top of the Sunburst chairlift. You’ll traverse through the alpine wildflower meadows, forests, and peaks of Mt. Tod before reaching tranquil Tod Lake. After leaving the lake you’ll descend back towards the chairlift, where you can connect with Level Up (or, for advanced riders, Sugar/Sweet One) for a fun, flowy descent back to the village, completing 16kms of beautiful alpine riding.
Big Rock Ride is also lift-access, offering a shorter cross country style descent through sub-alpine forests before joining double track that connects back into the Bike Park to join onto Level Up or another trail of your choosing. As an alternative, you can also continue on the double track and head out to McGillivray Lake and into the Valley XC trail network.
Outside of the Bike Park, the Valley XC trail network offers a small but growing selection of trails to explore free of charge. Trails are maintained by the Sun Peaks Recreational Trail Association, a dedicated group of community trail builders, and include a mix of singletrack cross country trails and double track access roads. With trails to suit most levels of rider, it’s a great option for an evening pedal or a family ride out to McGillivray Lake. The Valley XC network is usually ready to ride in early to mid June and closes when the snow arrives in late October.
Looking for a big day in the saddle? Ambitious riders can connect all three of our peaks to complete the unofficial ‘Sun Peaks Epic’ ride- scroll down for more details.
Please note: a valid lift ticket or pass is required to ride any of the Bike Park trails, including Altitude and Big Rock Ride. The Valley XC network is open for anyone to use free of charge.
June 16, 2021: Otter Loop is closed
July 29, 2021: Great Grey is closed
Valley XC Network Trail Map
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