The Shuswap Trails website is dedicated to helping people from around the world find their trail in the Shuswap. Whether it be by foot, by mountain bike, by horseback, or by canoe, this site will guide you towards amazing trail experiences in the sunny Shuswap.
Use our new interactive Trail map to help you find trails by their region within the Shuswap.
- Always go prepared and use your common sense
- Always tell someone when and where you are going
- Many trails are not maintained - use at your own risk
- Many trails are accessible only by active logging roads requiring 2-way radio communication, or deactivated logging roads requiring four-wheel drive or high-clearance vehicles.
- Watch for wildlife and avoid areas showing recent signs of black bears, grizzly bears and cougars.
- Before heading out, check with local contacts to make sure the trails and roads are safe.
Tips for Safety
- Bring applicable maps, along with a compass or GPS device.
- Wear appropriate footwear and clothing, and bring sufficient food and water.
- Carry identification (including name, phone number and pertinent medical information), and record your bicycle serial number
- Bring a portable phone or other communication device, along with pertinent phone numbers (ie. emergency numbers)
- Travel with a partner when possible
- Stay alert, be observant about your surroundings, avoid areas where visibility is poor, and don't wear headsets.
- Avoid unfamiliar areas when on the trails alone and follow your intuition about unfamiliar people.
- Trails are shared by a variety of users at the same time. Please be courteous to all users, and remember that pedestrians have the right-of-way. Stay to the right of the trails.
- Cyclists should pull off the trail when stopping, give a voice, bell, or horn warning when passing others, wear helmets and ride at reasonable speeds.
- Wear reflective material and carry a whistle or a noisemaker.
- Where pets are allowed, keep them on a leash and clean up after them.
The Shuswap Trail Alliance assumes no responsibility for the safety of any persons, animals or equipment when using the trails listed in this website. Use at your own risk.
What's News on the Shuswap Trails?
Ladies Group Ride
Wed May 22, 2013 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm
@ Skookum Cycle
Meet at Skookum 6pm Tuesday nights
Tuesday Night Road Ride/Race
Tue May 21, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
@ Skookum Cycle
Meet at Skookum Cycle at 6pm - ride various routes through the area on beautiful scenic rural roads. 40 to 60km routes with the possibility of an informal race the last Tuesday night of each month.
TrailRider demos at the bike month street fair Saturday
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Shuswap, British Columbia – There’s a new set of wheels in town, or should we say “wheel”. The campaign to purchase three TrailRiders for the Shuswap notches up this month with the arrival of a demo doing the rounds throughout May.
May is Shuswap Bicycle Month
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Tuesday April 9, 2013 - It’s time to ride! May is Shuswap Bicycle Month and the perfect time to be outside. Bicycle Month is a celebration of human powered transportation, calling attention to the joys and benefits of cycling for young and old alike.