Mountain biking in Sun Peaks includes more than just DH riding in the Bike Park. For those who like to earn their berms, Sun Peaks offers a growing network of pedal-access riding options.
High atop Tod Mountain, Altitude is a lift-access loop that starts from the top of the Sunburst Express. You’ll climb through wildflower meadows, forests, and peaks of Tod Mountain, before reaching tranquil Tod Lake. From there you’ll descend back towards the chairlift, where you can connect with Level Up for a fun, flowy descent back to the village, completing 16km of beautiful alpine riding. Looking for a more advanced way back to the village? Connect from Altitude to Sugar and then Sweet One for a technical rip down the side of Tod.
Big Rock Ride is also a lift-access trail, offering an undulating ride through sub-alpine forests before joining a doubletrack trail that connects back into the Bike Park, first intersecting Level Up, or continuing on to another trail of your choosing. As an alternative, you can also continue on the doubletrack and head out to McGillivray Lake, returning to the village on either single or doubletrack options afterwards.
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 and Morrisey network is open for anyone to use free of charge.
MT. MORRISEY/VALLEY PEDAL-ACCESS
New for 2022, Mt. Morrisey gains three new, free to use, pedal-access trails. Start at the base of the Morrisey Express and pedal your way 6km up to the top of the lift line on an all-new machine built trail. Be sure to wave hello to hikers along the way, as this is a shared-use trail. Once at the top of Morrisey Express, you can traverse the mountaintop on a new out-and-back trail to the peak of Mt. Morrisey, or if you’re ready for the thrill of descending, ride the berms on a new machine-built dedicated bike-only route back to the base.
Outside of the Bike Park, the Valley pedal-access network offers a 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 style trails and doubletrack 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. This network is usually ready to ride in late May or early to mid June and closes when the snow arrives in late October.
2021 Valley PEDAL-access Network Trail Map
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