Bear Mountain Trail Network
We support and share the Nature Trails Society’s vision to connect the trails within the Greater Victoria region with the goals of increasing visitation to our Parks, creating healthier communities, and improving the variety of trails for all to enjoy.
Highlands Valley Loop
This family-friendly loop is perfect for the intermediate rider to get out and explore nature on a bike. The loop includes incredible west-coast views and a quiet creek crossing offering ample opportunity to stop and take it all in.
Distance: 5 km
Difficulty: Intermediate - widetrack (1m width or more)
Skirt Mountain Lookout Trail
This family-friendly loop is perfect for the intermediate rider to get out and explore nature on a bike. The Look Out from the top of Skirt Mountain offers unparalleled views of Victoria and the surrounding islands in the Salish Sea.
Distance: 5 km
Difficulty: Intermediate - widetrack (1m width or more). Loose gravel sections, steep ascents/descents
Canada Cup Trail
A flowing, west coast singletrack, a portion of which will be used to host the first Canada Cup XC MTB Race beginning in 2016. Hosting the yearly Canada Cup XC Race is one of the many steps we are taking to support Cycling Canada’s goals to become the world’s top cycling power.
Distance: 1.5 km (12km at completion)
Difficulty: Intermediate - singletrack (1m width or less). Steep ascents/descents, nature surface trail
The “Flow Trail” is a directional descending trail that is machine groomed with rolling berms and banked turns. Starting near the north side of the Hub Cycling Center, the Flow Trail takes cyclists eastward to the south end of the Valley Loop towards the main entrance to the Dirt Jump Park. Care must be taken to yield to golf carts on the cart path.
Distance: 1.3 km
Intermediate - Machine groomed trail (1.5 – 2m wide). Rollers, berms, raised banks.
“The Chainsaw” Downhill Trail
In commemoration of Canadian Downhill Legend, Stevie Smith, the “Chainsaw” is a “Black Diamond Advanced Level” trail that features steep banked turns, large jumps with gaps, and sections of steep rocky terrain. This trail is meant to be ridden on long travel downhill or enduro bikes and is designed for enthusiasts who have experience in this type of terrain.
Distance: 688 metres – Downhill Direction Only (No Climbing)
Difficulty:Advanced, Steep descents, Large Jumps with Gaps, Rocky Technical Terrain.
Bear Mountain Resort has partnered with the Southern Vancouver Island Nature Trails Society (NTS) to develop, build and maintain the trail networks within the lands surrounding the community.
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