Mt. Harper - Kamloops

Mt. Harper - Kamloops near Kamloops, BC


This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars
5 kms
4hours
extreme
Mountain Biking
Fall, Summer
Kamloops, BC
User trailpeak
Harper Mountain is one of the best rides in the Kamloops area.

Wow! This is the best up to date all-condition single and double track trail network around. From 2 footers to 15 footers, this area has so much variety and different ride types, you will be blown away. But please don't ride these stunts if you are not a hard-core rider.

This area also offers some great fast downhill rips. You can ride this area all day. Be aware of wild life and other fellow riders driving up the road as the trail does cross the road. Keep your head up. From the top to bottom, this is about a 1-hour downhill experience. We have found about 4 main trails with a 1/2 a dozen spurs. This area rocks over Sun Peaks and Rosehill.

There will be a lot of local riders in the area. Ask for directions at first. Yes! you can get lost. Better yet, visit Kamloopsbikecamp for a guided experience. These guys meet at Full Boar Bike Shop, and run regular clinics at Harper and know all the trail areas such as Rose Hill and Razorback. Be wise or otherwise.

Directions:

After 20 minutes on the Paul Lake road you will come to the first fork on the road--take the Paul Lake road (right turn). The left is Mt. Lolo. At the second fork, again turn right. This will take you to the west side of the lake. There is a parking area, where you can park and leave your pick up vehicle (in other words--this is a shuttle). Continue to head up the road, keeping right at the third fork. You will be on a gravel road at this time. Follow this road for about 4 to 5 kms until you pass a paintball staging area. On top of the hill you will come to a road to your right once again. Turn off the road and follow the power-line until you come to the only road turning left. Follow this road. You will see the bike trail crossing this road a few times. You will also see a series of drops, stunts and bridges. The road will end and you can start riding from there. Or you can get in on a tour by Kamloopsbikecamp . Call Mark or Chuck to see when they are going next--it's one of their favs, and they head out from Full Boar Bike Shop in Kamloops.



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By jeffwonefPosted By: jeffwonef  - Sun May 16 18:49:04 UTC 2010 Not Rated Upside Looks like it has that north shore flair to it !!!
gotta love that
Downside theres a downside??? Comment I havent ridden it yet, but i cant wait to do it, im form the coast use to the mud and slippery logs, cant wait to get on thatpony and do this dry loose stuff, yahoooo. oh yeah!! im now a local!!!!
By R031KonaPosted By: R031Kona  - Sun Sep 14 18:50:09 UTC 2008 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Good trail, nice length, close to town, various skill level conditions but all have a go around . Downside Since Rose Hill was closed it is getting a lot more use, Pine beetle clearcutting having a inroad on trail treecover. Comment A good trail with appeal to all skill levels that you can get a couple of runs in in a afternoon.
By doswankPosted By: doswank  - Thu Aug 03 05:38:27 UTC 2006 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside theres always a good alternitive if u don't want to do something too extreme, and theres tons of variety. Downside at the end of some trails it gets extremely steep Comment really fun stuff, not too extreme, i'm gonna so it again soon
By StiffflerPosted By: Stifffler  - Thu Jun 22 22:59:14 UTC 2006 Not Rated Upside alyks getting beat down Downside me beating alyks down Comment everyone beating alyks down
By easyriderPosted By: easyrider  - Thu Aug 11 16:01:15 UTC 2005 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside kamloops got some of the best trails in bc i reccommend hitting up this one if u go there along with rosehill is alright Downside wear protection Comment love this hill ridden it alot since im from kamloops but i havent came accross another trail here (in kelowna) even comparable to this one.
By let it burnPosted By: let it burn  - Wed Mar 30 00:11:55 UTC 2005 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside if you are a local it deffinately helps, but if not just dont get in our way.. Downside cant really think of one Comment what a day.....
By darby73Posted By: darby73  - Sun Feb 20 01:03:06 UTC 2005 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside Good verticle, huge stuff, loads of great trails. Downside Need a truck to get to the top. Or a piece of crap car that you don't car about! Don't hurt yourself! Comment Best riding I have ever done!
By alyksPosted By: alyks  - Mon Jan 17 22:35:48 UTC 2005 This trail was given a rating of 1 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 1 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 1 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 1 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 1 out of 5 stars Upside Locals will beat you down if you ride it.... Downside You'll get beat down if you ride it. Comment I'll beat you down if you ride it..
By norco kidPosted By: norco kid  - Thu Jul 01 02:40:36 UTC 2004 Not Rated Comment does anyone know about any trails in kelowna that are comparable to Mt. Harper. if so, can u e mail me at michael_grubner@hotmail.com
By l_fitzs69Posted By: l_fitzs69  - Thu Jan 01 06:31:17 UTC 2004 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside Harper rules! Way fun. Trails aren't maked though - go with a local. Downside You need a truck to drive to the top. Easy to hurt yourself. Careful! Comment Harper rules!
By trailpeakPosted By: trailpeak  - Sat Sep 06 18:44:56 UTC 2003 Not Rated Upside Looks amazing! Advanced riders only. Downside Could get you in the Hospital if you mess up. Comment DO NOT VISIT UNTIL FIRE BAN LIFTED! This are is currently closed, but, keep this in mind for future Kamloops visits, way better than Rosehill, this is a little known gem.


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