Vedder Mountain For Dirt Biking
The 10th most popular offroad motorcycle trail in British Columbia.
Wednesday 13 July 2016 06:17 GMT
Southwest of Chilliwack, the Vedder Mountain trail system is a 200km multi-use network open to dirt biking riding. It is known as a very techincal riding area, but there are a few sections for beginners and intermediates. There are plenty of switchbacks, bridges and narrow sidehills to challenge all riders.
The Vedder Mountain dirt biking area is maintained by the Cascade Off-Road Motorcycle Club. It is usually discussed in terms of five distinct riding zones: Funland/South Ridge, Lakeland/Cultus Lake, Majuba Hill/Westside, Prisonerland/Westside, and Proland/Eastside.
To reach the dirt biking trails at Vedder Mountain, follow Highway 1 to the Sardis exit. Head south over the Vedder River and follow the road to the right. Turn left at the first light. At the gravel road on the right (Parmenter/Vedder Mountain FSR), find a place to park. The gravel Parmenter/Vedder Mountain FSR encircles the mountain and provides access to many of the trails.
Note: Vedder Mountain is slated to be closed down to recreational users. Weyerhauser/Northwest Hardwoods is planning to log several cut blocks on the mountain.
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, Vedder Mountain is the 10th most popular dirt bike trail of all 36 dirt biking rides in British Columbia. Several of the better dirt bike trails are nearby Vedder Mountain including Agassiz Motocross Track and Chipmunk Creek Riding Area.