Come ride some of the best mountain biking trails in BC.
The Revelstoke mountain biking scene is legendary for the ease of alpine backcountry access, fun and flowy cross country mountain biking trails, and downhill mountain biking. Spring and early summer offer lower elevation rainforest trails with tacky dirt, big trees, and an otherworldly sea of green. As the summer heat pushes the snow to the summits, the trails climb upward and the high mountain jewels of the area are revealed. Alpine mountain biking adventures abound in the Monashee and Selkirk mountain ranges; whether you’re looking for shuttle-accessed downhill mountain biking, a cross country biking tour, or an epic hike-a-bike. Looking for ideas? Here is a jam-packed Revelstoke Mountain Biking Itinerary that takes you on the best of the best! We’ve got stunning trails for all levels.
Revelstoke Mountain Biking – Alpine Trails
Frisby Ridge Trail – Revelstoke’s famous alpine mountain biking trail! This trail was built by bikers, for bikers. Magnificent views, abundant wildflowers and excellent fast flowy riding are some o the perks! The trail climbs from a cutblock up through hemlock sub-alpine forest and into alpine meadows, cresting on a rolling ridge with 360 degree views. You reach the high point at the 10 km mark after climbing 700 meters then the trail dips down for another 2 km to a small lake. This trail is in a caribou closure area and does not open until July 15th, each year. This trail is sensitive to erosion and wet weather, please consult the RCA’s website to check if the trail is open before heading out.
Keystone Standard Basin Trail – Looking for a unique epic ride? Head to Keystone for a spectacular ride in the alpine meadows among the flowers. A short, forested climb leads to several hours of alpine mountain biking bliss. The usual turnaround is 11km in at the Standard Cabin.
Revelstoke Mountain Biking – Low Elevation Trails
Mount Macpherson – Some of the best XC mountain bike trails in BC! It offers 40km of classic Revy XC single track of all difficulties inter-connected with logging roads. Endless variations of link-ups await!
Boulder Mountain – Known as Revelstoke’s freeride playground, Boulder Mountain is home to multiple DH and Freeride mountain bike trails. Tabletop jumps, drops, berms, ladder bridges, log skinnies, wall rides, flowy trails, and steep, technical lines–you name it. Boulder Mountain offers up some of the best downhill mountain biking in BC.
Revelstoke Mountain Biking FAQ’s
When is the best time of year to bike in Revelstoke?
Spring and early summer offer cooler temperatures and lower elevation rides. Depending on snowpack, Mount Macpherson and Boulder Mountain are fully open early May.
Our high alpine Revelstoke mountain biking trails are generally snow free by the end of July. Road riding opens up as soon as the pavement is dry. Check out some of our recommended road rides. If you are looking for a longer road ride adventure, Kootenay Cycling Adventures offers a signature all-inclusive road riding tour from Nelson to Revelstoke.
Where can I find more information about Revelstoke mountain biking?
The Revelstoke Cycling Association is a great resource to find out more information about all the trails and rides in and around Revelstoke, BC. This non-profit society is dedicated to supporting and promoting cycling in the Revelstoke area. If you loved our trails, here is a donation link to the RCA which is sure to bring you ample trail karma!
Revelstoke Mountain Biking – Locals Tip
Fall is a great time of year to ride in Revelstoke! Less busy and less bugs! Local Revelstoke athlete, Chris Rubens, shares his favorite spots.