The District of West Vancouver has partnered with British Pacific Properties and the North Shore Mountain Bike Association to build a new multi-use trail in the Rodgers Creek area to Marr Creek area of the Upper Lands and formalize three existing mountain biking trails.
This new trail will provide safe and enjoyable access for all recreational trail users.
Additionally, three existing mountain biking trails—Meat Sweats, Jersey Shore and Morgies—will be formalized, and trail maintenance will commence to improve safety while maintaining the integrity of the original trails.
The agreement between the three entities will create a bi-directional hiking and uphill mountain biking trail as a reconstruction of the historic Old Forks Trail, a route once used by hikers and skiers to reach the Hollyburn area.
These recreational trails are located between the second and fourth switchbacks of Cypress Bowl Road on land owned by BPP and the District, and a right-of-way agreement gives mountain bikers, hikers, and other recreational trail users access to BPP lands in this area.
With a financial contribution from BPP for construction of trails, the District will work with mountain bike association to maintain these trails for public recreational use.
This agreement fulfills a long-term commitment by the District and BPP to bring sanctioned mountain bike trails to West Vancouver for the first time and extends NSMBA’s positive impact on the North Shore to the benefit of outdoor enthusiasts.
Trails users are asked to use caution on existing trails over the next several months as trail maintenance projects will be getting underway shortly. Work on reconstructing the historic Old Forks Trail will begin in 2022.
Watch for updates on a call for volunteers to support a trail-building day.