Community: Williams Lake
In august of 2010 the Williams Lake Cycling Club, City of Williams Lake and Cariboo Regional District were proud to open the newly constructed Boitanio Bike Park. Covering over 10 acres, the park is the largest of its kind in the interior of BC. It has 6 major jump lines, pump track, drop zone, flow trails and log work right in the centre of the City. We suggest a run on Fox Mountain (Hillbilly is amazing) then role down broadway to the Greyhound station, over the bank and you’re in the park. Or just session the park all day while the rest of the family relaxes on the grassy fields of Boitanio Park.
This is an intermediate to advanced network with many beginner options. The Westside network has 40 trails with over 97Km of singletrack, including the legendary Box Trail loop which is a XC epic with view of the Fraser River and covers over 25Km. The network is also host to some of Williams Lake most progressive free-riding.
The South Lakeside trail network is an XC meca with long smooth climbs and fast descents through amazing Douglas Fir forests. The area lies on the Traditional Territory of the Northern Shuswap First Nation and the Williams Lake Cycling Club is currently in discussions with the Williams Lake Indian Band to allow for mountain biking in the area. We encourage folks to ride this area with a soft foot print, respecting those who came before you.
Desous is a 1/2 hour drive west of the City and is home to some truly amazing free riding. Decents of 3500ft from the top of Desous Mountain all the way to the Fraser River make this home to some of the biggest lines this side of Golden. This area is intended for advanced riders, as there is no real easy way down. If you’re looking for big lines, this is where it’s at.
This is the longest standing trail network in Williams Lake and is host to some of the most stunning scenery in the Cariboo. The network has 28 trails totaling over 45Km of single track. The network is 28% beginner, 37% intermediate and 40% advanced. All trails can be accessed via a nice climb up Jimmy’s Fox or by shuttling up Fox mountain Road. There are three trailheads on the network, all of which has a large Kiosk with maps and other information.