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South Canoe Trail System

Salmon Arm & Area
Distance: 1-12 km (various loops)
Difficulty: Easy to Most Difficult
Duration: 0.5-2.5 Hours (round trip)
Trail Access / Features
Walk / Hike Mountain Biking Horse Trail Snow Shoeing

Trail Notes / Current Conditions:

 

Trail Description:

A large network of trails built and used by mountain bikers, hikers, snowshoers, fat-tire mountain bikers, and local equestrian riders. 

South Canoe is a busy trail destination, with regular use by people hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, and riding horses. It also provides access to the Larch Hills trail system above, as well as the Larch Hills Traverse. ATV and motorcycles use the forestry road during the summer.  The South Canoe trails range in difficulty from easier (Green) trail with in th malibu area to more difficult trails higher in the network. South Canoe is the home of the very popular Salty Dog 6 hour Enduro mountain bike race. It is also the west trailhead to the Larch Hills Traverse epic corss-country trail, and access for local equestrian riders. Trail signs indicate which trails are mountain bike, EQ or shared. All trails are open to hikers and snowshoers, but use caution and watch for bikes and horses.

in 2020/2021 the Shuswap Cycling Club has worked with the Shuswap Trail Allaince to develop winter grooming of select trails.  

 

Maps:  Geo-Referenced PDF Map | Malibu Trail Map 

Access:

ACCESS: East of Salmon Arm on Hwy 1, turn south at the Hwy 97B intersection and travel 2km, then turn left/east onto 10th Ave SE. Follow to the end where it turns to gravel and park on the left. Trail users access both the lower Malibu trails and the upper trails (Prudential, Paranoia, Katie Colin Memorial, Schizo, You May Be Right, the Cut, Lumpy, Mo'Butta, Lee's Trail, and the full Salty Dog circuit) from the trail entry in the middle of the parking lot fence. An ATV/motorcycle access onto the logging road is also available just next to the locked gate. Please do not park in front of the gate. It is used by gravel and logging trucks.

TRAIL STEWARDSHIP:

Did You Know? The South Canoe Trails are managed by volunteer stewards in partnership with the City of Salmon Arm and Recreation Sites and Trails BC. Under a Management Plan and Partnership Agreement with both the City and the Province, the Shuswap Trail Alliance supports a local Stewardship Advisory to guide maintenance, signage, and trail planning in the area, and act as a meeting point for interest groups.

For more information on the South Canoe Trail Advisory and to get involved, click here.

Sign up for regular trail updates & bulletins from the South Canoe Advisory/Shuswap Trail Alliance by sending your email to: info@shuswaptrails.com

Warnings:

CAUTION: Metford road which runs through our biking/hiking area is an active logging and multi-use forestry road. Watch for motorized vehicles and logging trucks. Stay away from forestry equipment and active logging areas. Watch for bears and respect other users on trails. Make noise and control speed.

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