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Larch Hills Traverse
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Larch Hills Traverse

Larch Hills Traverse (Sicamous)

Cross-country SkiingMountain BikingSnowshoeingHiking

Site Closed.
The section between the 109 and 110 Forest Service Roads is closed for timber harvesting. This portion of trail is closed 4am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. The closure is in effect starting August 13, 2018, and this notice will be removed when it re-opens. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Rec Site #:REC204611
  • Type:User Maintained
  • Fees:None
  • Campsites:0
  • Access:Unknown
  • Facilities:None
  • Site Description: This 38 km epic trail passes over the beautiful Larch Hills, connecting the communities of Sicamous and Salmon Arm. Be prepared for stunning views of the lake and Mountains. This is a four season trail, for all non-motorized recreationists.

    This trail is best done west to east, either starting at the South Canoe Recreation Trail or Larch Hills Recreation Site. Most recreationists will leave a vehicle in Sicamous at the Visitor Centre (in the gravel lot) and have a secondary vehicle drive them to the starting location.

    The trail ends on a gravel road west of Sicamous, there is no available parking here. Travel down the gravel road and turn right onto the highway and over the Sicamous Narrows Bridge (use sidewalk on the north side) to head back to the parking area at the visitor center.

    From the South Canoe Recreation Trails parking follow the Metford FSR to link in with the Larch Hills Nordic Ski Trail System. Follow Mushroom Fantasy, Ermine Frolic and Reino?s Run to Larch Hills Road, Larch Lake Loop, Moonwalk, and Clearcut Connector ski trails. Then watch for the Larch Hills Traverse sign posts.

    From the Larch Hills Recreation Site follow Larch Hills Road, Larch Lake Loop, Moonwalk, and Clearcut Connector ski trails. Then watch for the Larch Hills Traverse sign posts.

  • Driving Directions:
    South Canoe: Heading North East of Salmon Arm on Hwy 1, turn south/right at the Hwy 97B/Grindrod Salmon Arm HWY intersection and travel 2km, then turn left/east onto 10th Ave SE. Follow to the end where it turns to gravel and park on the left.

    Larch Hills Access: From Salmon Arm head south on HWY 97B, approximately 9km, and turn left onto Grandview Bench Road. If traveling from Sicamous, travel approximately 30km southwest on HWY 97A and turn right on Grandview Bench Road (near Grindrod). Travel 5km on Grandview Bench Road and turn North onto Edgar Road. Travel 3km more up the road and stay left at the junction. It is another 3km from here to the Larch Hills Trails parking. Please park with equestrian riders in mind. This is the best access to the trails with space to park horse trailers.

  • Fire Bans and Restrictions:Link

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