Trails To Ride Near Invermere BC

Find The Best Mountain Bike Trails Around Invermere

Nestled between the Rocky Mountains and the Purcell Mountains and tucked in the Columbia Valley, Invermere BC is the hub to an amazing trail network complete with challenging rides and relaxed routes perfect for both experienced and beginner riders! 

Through dedicated work by the Columbia Valley Cycling Society, Panorama Mountain Resort and other community-minded individuals, the mountain bike trails in and around Invermere will offer enjoyment for residents and visitors for many years to come.

What Bike Trails Are Near Invermere

Panorama Mountain Resort

Boasting gravity-fed greatness, Panorama Mountain Resort’s lift-accessible bike park celebrates old school riding while bringing in some new school flow. Opening in late June and accessible until early September, the downhill and cross-country bike trails are suitable for a wide variety of abilities.

The Downhill Bike Park, Valley and Monument Trails are all accessible by lift and feature a variety of trails, whether you are looking for forested, paved or single and double-tracked. For details on trail conditions, tickets and passes visit the Panorama Mountain Resort Bike Park page.

Bike Park Operations:

The Bike park will be open from 10am – 4pm on Saturday and Sunday during preview weekends with limited trails open.

Regular operations start June 28 – September 1

Image Credit: Panorama Mountain Resort

Lake Lillian (Kloosifier & The Johnson)

The one-stop-shop for easily accessible riding near Invermere, Lake Lillian features 17 maintained mountain biking trails ranging in difficulty and length. Besides, name a better way to celebrate a great ride than by cooling off with a jump in the lake afterwards. 

The Kloosifier

Known by locals as a single-track ‘roller coaster’ in the Columbia Valley and with views of the river and Invermere hoodoos, the 8 km Kloosifier trail is a bucket-list ride when in the area. 

Rated as an Intermediate ride by Trail Forks, it is perfect for intermediate riders or beginners looking for a challenge. Well-marked with arrows pointing you in the counter-clockwise direction, you can focus on enjoying the view of the Toby Canyon and Columbia Valley.

The Johnson

If you are interested in more of a challenge, the 10 km singletrack multiuse Johnson trail near Lillian Lake is rated Very Difficult by Trail Forks. Perfect for those speedsters, this fast and flowy trail has numerous narrow sections that are exposed to cliff edges to be aware of to avoid injury.

If you’re feeling extra adventurous, combine The Kloosifier and The Johnson trails for a spectacular ride! 

Image Credit: Richelle Leoppkey

Mt. Swansea

Located in the Columbia Valley and with 24 trails to choose from, Mt. Swansea offers a great network of intermediate and advanced all-mountain and downhill trails. Accessible by shuttle or by pedalling uptrack, Mt. Swansea is worth the challenging elevation with views overlooking the Columbia River, Lake Windermere and the Columbia Wetlands.

For more details on biking trails at the Swansea Mountain Recreation Site, visit here.

Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail

More than just mountain biking, the Markin-MacPhail Westside Legacy Trail is a 24 km multi-use, non-motorized, paved recreational trail that joins the communities of Invermere and Fairmont Hot Springs.

If you choose to travel from Invermere, south towards Fairmont Hot Springs, you’ll be treated to a wonderful journey along the west side of Windermere Lake. You can get to know the trail before you ride by virtually touring it segment by segment and exploring details including rest areas, picnic areas, bicycle maintenance stations, maps and more, here.

Support continued efforts through the Columbia Valley Trail Alliance Greenways project.

Image Credit: Denise Lemaster

Bike Trails Are Important For The Future

It’s important to recognize the efforts by the Columbia Valley Cycling Society (CVCS) for the hours and hours of volunteer trail maintenance and development that goes into building and maintaining such great community assets and how these trails will benefit our community for many years to come.

It’s fantastic that communities like Invermere have such awesome trail organizations. While many like to believe that trail fairies exist, it is the hard work of dedicated individuals that makes these trails as great as they can be.

If you would like to support the Columbia Valley Cycling Society, visit their website (www.columbiavalleycyclingsociety.org) to join the club or make a donation. You can also donate to the club through TrailForks – Trail Karma.

CVCS - Columbia Valley Cycling Society

Trailforks Map of Designated Mountain Bike Zones

Invermere on Trailforks.com

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