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Ride Together.

Fraser Valley Dirt Riders primarily maintain the trails and campground at Nickelmine Riding Area. We get together all over the province to ride the awesome areas BC has to offer. Scroll below to find some of the local areas.

Nickelmine Aerial circa 2010

Nickelmine Aerial circa 2010

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NICKELMINE

The FVDRA main riding area and campground. Perfect trails for beginners, intermediate and experts alike and our community campfires bring us together for fun nights swapping riding tales. Membership in the FVDRA helps support trail maintenance and upkeep of the campground. Show your support and sign up today!

Nickelmine has been an established riding area for over 30 years, many groups have been invested in the areas over the years and put hard work into trail building and maintenance. FVDRA in partnership with Barrick mines established a campground area on the tailings pond with a vast network of trails around. The tailings pond has recently been closed due to tailings pond repair activity and the campground moved the campground to the Pit Pass area.

In the past year we have begun work to have the Nickelmine trails recognized under a section 56. As users of the area, we must respect the rights of first nations, logging activities, and mine work. We are committed to good trail stewardship and keeping the Nickelmine area open to dirt rider families.

FVDRA acknowledges and respects the rights of Yale First Nations as the Nickelmine off-road riding area is located in the heart of their ancestral lands. Yale First Nation must be consulted regarding any land or resource actions and decisions in this area.

Directions: 13 kms north of Hope on Hwy #1, turn left on Nickelmine Road and follow the FVDRA signs to camp. The network of trails can be accessed from camp and there are plenty of beginner, intermediate and advanced trails to challenge every skill.

Trail Maintenance and Maps


Greenstone Mountain (aka Duffy Lake)

Managed by the Greater Kamloops Motorcycle Assn (GKMA) http://www.gkma.ca/

From Kamloops drive south on Highway #5 (Coquihalla Highway) until you come to EXIT 362 which is the intersection of the Coquihalla and the Trans-Canada Highway, Highway #1. Take EXIT 362 and proceed on Highway #1.

After 6.9 km there will be a gas station on the left. At 7.6 km take a left turn on to Greenstone Road. Drive for 2km on the gravel road until you come to a junction. Take the road that goes off to the right (Duffy Lake FSR). Drive 1.7 km at which point you will go under some power lines, go approximately 0.3 km further at which point there will be a parking area of to your right. There is a large resource management sign at the entrance to the parking area.

The Lookout on Greenstone Mountain

The Lookout on Greenstone Mountain


herrling island

Blocked - No Access !!! Closed by Kruger Paper Products

(Seasonal due to river conditions) Directions: Travel East on Hwy 1. Take the 146 Exit (Mount Cheam Area). Before overpass bridge, turn Left onto Herrling Island Road (Heading West). Follow road until road turns right and head through tunnel. Cross over train tracks and follow road onto the island. Please be sure to respect the spawning channel and DO NOT drive through the spawning channel as this disrupts the habitat of spawning salmon. If you wish to continue riding at Herrling then please use the culvert, that is what it is there for!

Herrling Island is permanently closed.

Herrling Island is permanently closed.


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Inks Lake

From Kamloops: Drive south on Highway #5 (Coquihalla Highway) 6 km. past the turn off of Highway #1 until you see an Exit for INKS LAKE (Exit 355). Follow the paved exit for 700 metres until you come to a stop sign. Turn left and follow the gravel road over a cattle guard and 300 metres to main parking area on the right.

From Vancouver: As you are approaching Kamloops from the south on Highway #5 (Coquihalla Highway) you will come down a 5 to 10 kilometre hill. Take exit 355 (INKS LAKE). Follow exit ramp and turn left to go under Highway. Follow paved exit ramp for 600 metres until you get to tee in road. Go straight ahead on gravel road and over cattle guard. Drive 300 metres straight ahead to main parking area on the right.

For more information, contact the Greater Kamloops Motorcycle Association.


CHUWELS

Take Exit # 366 off of Highway #5/1 ( Versatile Petro-Canada) and turn right onto Lac Le Juene Road. Drive south 25 km. on Lac Le Juene Road and turn right onto Chuwels Mountain Road across from Stake Lake Recreation Area.

From Vancouver: As you are approaching Kamloops from the south on Highway #5 (Coquihalla Highway) you will come to the turn off for Logan Lake (Exit 355). Take exit #355 off highway # 5 and proceed to the left to Lac Le Juene Road. Drive approximately 20 km on Lac Le Juene road and the turn Left on to Chuwels Mountain Road (Across from Stake Lake Recreation Area).


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Vedder Mountain

Riding area is on the west side of Cultus Lake on Vedder Mountain. Check out the Vedder Mountain Motorcycle Club (VMMC) for more details.

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Blue Mountain (aka McNutt)

Finding Blue Mountain is pretty straightforward: Turn north onto 256 St from Dewdney Trunk Road. Follow the road for 5 km (that’s 3 miles for our American friends) until you reach the yellow gate. Alternatively, you can enter the following address into your GPS or your smart phone map application to find the parking lot: 14150 256 Street, Maple Ridge, BC. Parking is on the street.


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Nickelmine Maps

Right click and download.

Right click and download.

 
 

Full color map set available with membership

The black and white maps is free to download. Please respect the closure boundary while work is going on at Nickelmine.