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Wilson Creek Trail

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From the Rosebery campground, ride back to the highway and turn right (north) then immediately right again onto West Wilson Creek Forest Service Road. Keep left at a junction and climb a couple of steep sections to where the road levels off and becomes pleasant riding. Go left at the next fork and then right at a third fork. Continue through a cutblock. Just past the 7 km marker, look for a sign which reads ''Wilson Creek Trail''. There is a yellow forestry sign here as well. The singletrack begins to the right at this sign. Follow the excellent track as it rolls through pleasant, mossy forest. There are some well-built plank bridges over several streams. The trail traverses some steep sidehills which demand attention. An off-balance downhill tumble would not be too pleasant! Nothing too crazy, though. The singletrack climbs onto a grassy skidroad, which is followed through a couple of clearings, past a log gate with a ''private property'' sign, and back onto the West Wilson Creek road. Turn right and immediately left onto more singletrack. There is another sign here which reads ''Wilson Creek Trail'' as well as a cairn on a stump (hopefully). Follow the track as it rolls along again through more pleasant forest. This section is a bit steeper and less defined, but still fun. At a dirt road curve left and follow it back to West Wilson Creek road again. Turn left and climb a short distance back up the road, looking for a singletrack cutting off right. There is a small red marker on a tree as well as a cairn (hopefully). If you reach the 1 km marker on the road you''ve gone too far. Cruise down this last bit of singletrack which spits you out back at the Rosebery campground. Turn left and then right to return to your car. A fun little trail which makes for a nice afternoon jaunt.
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Trail Directions
Rosebery is just a few km north of the town of New Denver. Driving from New Denver on hwy#6, turn right into Rosebery Provincial Park and park at the campground entrance, near the kiosk. Doing the ride from here makes for a good figure-8 loop without need of a shuttle.
Trail Length
Approx. 18 Kilometers
Trail Level
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
British Columbia
Zip/Postal Code
V0G 1S0
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Review Date
July 15, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
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Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: rudd ,  Cross Country Rider

A fun ride which almost falls into the 'secret trail' category. A good mix of road and singletrack. It is on the lower end of 'intermediate' and is a great trail for those who are wanting to improve their skills and try something a bit harder.

Recommended Route:
The figure-8 loop starting from the campground is the perfect way to ride this trail, since you get a nice warmup on the road before hitting the singletrack, and begin and end at the same place. To shuttle this one is just plain silly. Remember that you are on private property at one point (just before the gate) and the owner is kind enough to allow access so long as people show respect and don't do anything dumb.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Just south of Rosebery is New Denver and the Idaho Peak trail system. Ask at WOC Cycle in New Denver for up to date trail info. Rob is the guy to talk to and is a wealth of good info.

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