Mountain biking restrictions

Issued: June 02, 2014

Pursuant to Sections 7(1) and 7(5) of the Canada National Parks Act General Regulations, cycling is hereby designated as a restricted activity within Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks of Canada.

With the exception of the five trails listed below, all trails and off-road areas in Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks and Rogers Pass National Historic Site are closed to cycling. The five trails allow mountain bikers to enjoy riding the lower slopes of Mount Revelstoke National Park and the lower Beaver Valley Trail in Glacier, while ensuring the safety of hikers, reducing the possibility of wildlife conflict and preventing damage to other hiking and walking trails.

Mountain bikers are welcome on the following trails:

  • The 5 km Soren Sorensen Trail loop at the base of Mt. Revelstoke.
  • The 2 km Soren Sorensen Trail loop at the base of Mt. Revelstoke.
  • The 23 Connector Trail linking the Meadows in the Sky Parkway to Highway 23N. This trail begins at the gravel pull-off before the Parkway gate and descends to Highway 23N. Bikers should follow the old maintenance compound road and turn left near the two historic buildings to access the trail.
  • The Mount Revelstoke Trail from the Tournament of Champions Trailhead (near the Revelstoke Railway Museum) to the Nels Nelsen Historic Area. Please note: a short section of this trail is not accessible to cyclists. Uphill and downhill cyclists must not use the gravel trail that climbs up from the westbound off-ramp of the parkway/highway interchange. That section of the trail has reduced sightlines and sharp corners, and is for the use of hikers only. Cyclists must by-pass this section of trail by riding the Meadows in the Sky Parkway from the interchange to the first right turn beyond the log Welcome archway. A short trail connects back to the Nels Nelsen Trail at this point. Watch for the green and blue trailhead sign.
  • The lower Beaver Valley Trail from the trailhead (near the Beaver Valley gravel pit) to the Grizzly Creek bridge. Please note: no biking is allowed on the Beaver Valley Trail or Copperstain Trail beyond Grizzly Creek. Those areas have been designated Priority Wildlife Corridors. Mountain biking is not allowed on the Bald Mountain Wilderness Hiking Route or in the Copperstain Valley, below Copperstain Pass.

Cyclists should be aware that the five mountain biking trails are shared with hikers and walkers. Caution must be used when approaching pedestrians. Mountain biking restrictions are valid until further notice.

For more information contact the Parks Canada Revelstoke Office (250-837-7500).