Coquihalla Lakes For ATV Riding
The 10th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in British Columbia.
Thursday 30 June 2016 04:57 GMT
East of Vancouver and Hope, the Coquihalla Lakes area provides access to numerous trails for ATV riding. There are two pipelines roads to follow, the Trans-Canada Trail, the Kettle Valley Railway (though this may now be closed to ATV riding), and there are tons of mountain trails and roads.
Try riding to nearby Tulameem (40km) for a delicious burger at the Trading Post (250-295-6478). Or try riding Champion Creek Road to Treasure Mountain up steep switch backs to the old gold mine with awesome views of Tulameen Peak.
The trailhead is located just off Coquihalla Highway (Highway 5) at the Coquihalla Lakes Exit. Use the rest-area parking lot. From here, you can ride on gravel Forest Service Roads leading to Coalmont, Tulameen, and Brookmere. If you are heading to Coquihalla Lakes Lodge, it is located at 35600 Coquihalla Lake Road.
Note: As of August 2008, the Ministry of Forests Regulations require all ATV drivers to be at least 16 years of age and have a valid drivers license to ride on Forest Service Roads. In addition, the ATV must have valid third-party liability insurance, which is typically around $120 per year. The Conservation Officers will issue a $600 ticket if you do not have proof of insurance.
Overall, Coquihalla Lakes is the 10th most popular ATV riding trail of all 61 ATV trails in British Columbia.