The mountains around Hope are on track to be the next great mountain bike destination in the years to come. There is a nice mix of trails for families, beginners and those looking for more challenging terrain. Note that all routes are multi-user.
Kettle Valley Railway: Hope-Othello
- Distance: 10km (roundtrip)
- This portion of the KettleValley Railway offers beginner trail riders an easy introduction to the KVR. This abandoned railway bed is now used for biking and hiking.
Rotary Nature Trails
- Distance: 2km (roundtrip)
- trail-head and, at points, crosses the hiking trail. The advanced trail has some man-made features and follows the Joan Greenwood Loop.
DOWNHILL AND CROSS-COUNTRY TRAILS
Mt. Hope Lookout
Distance: 3km (roundtrip)
The mountain bike trails on Mt. Hope start just below the hikers’ trail-head and, at points, crosses the hiking trail. The advanced trail has some man-made features and follows the Joan Greenwood Loop.
HBC (1848) Heritage Trail
- Distance: 12km (roundtrip)
- The HBC Trail from Peers Creek is open for mountain biking to Manson’s Camp (the first campground). The trail is mostly double- track. There is a short section of rock-slide near the beginning of the trail that riders may have to hike past.
- Distance: 16km (roundtrip)
- Start at Strawberry Flats and climb past the ski hill to a beautiful alpine lake (with camping for those looking for an overnight adventure). This trail is not technical and offers riders incredible views of the Hozameens.
Hope Skateboard Park
- Located behind the Hope Recreation Centre (1005 6th Avenue), the popular skateboard park is adjacent to the Hope Bike Park. Expansion is being planned for the park, so veteran riders will have new features in the coming years.
- With a few more twists and turns than the Kettle Valley Railway, the Rotary NatureTrails is a fun place to ride with kids and anyone who is new to trail riding. The trail follows the Coquihalla River and also connects to the Town Bike Route.