Squamish has over 100 trails where the terrain ranges from easy riding for the whole family to intense white knuckle single track. A dedicated army of trail builders and mountain bike enthusiasts constantly maintain these routes for the enjoyment of all.
Mountain Bike Magazine has rated Squamish as one of the top 25 wildest and exotic places to ride in the world. The Powersmart trail is listed as one of the top 10 single track trails that are a MUST ride.
There are three main areas of trails: The Valleycliffe and Crumpit Woods trails, which are single track, stream bed, rock face and and woodland trails; the Mamquam Forest Service Roads which are active logging roads that deliver amazing views of the Mamquam Glacier and harbour some of the gnarliest downhill and freerides around including 19th Hole, featured in the Annual Peanut’s Wild Ride (GK Ripper); and the Garibaldi Highlands Trails which connect to Alice Lake, consisting of the abandoned original Squamish rail track and a wide path for an easy ride. On the Highlands trail network you can find some nice wooshy downhills and a lot of inner technical stuff, the most popular being Entrails.
The community hosts the Squamish Mountainbike Festival every year which features the Squamish Test of Metal on Saturday. This gruelling 67 k race draws many of the world’s top riders and features a mass start of 800 competitiors. Squamish Test of Metal website : www.testofmetal.com
Squamish Gearjammer : 2010 brought the first BC Cup X-country race to Squamish. The Gear Jammer is a 50k X-country Provincial Championship race . Squamish GearJammer website : www.gearjammer.ca
Mountain bike trail guide maps are available at Squamish’s three bike shops and the Tourist Information Centre. We highly recommend contacting the Squamish Off-Road Cycling Association, contact information can be found at: www.sorca.ca .
Squamish Mountain Bike is a website with mountainbike news, links and trail maps from around Squamish and the Sea to Sky Corridor and can be found at www.squamishmountainbike.com.
The Three Bike Shops in town are:
Tantalus Bike Shop-tantalusbikeshop.com