Family biking in grasslands (Picture BC photo)
For both recreational and hardcore cyclists, mountain biking is one of Powell River's bonafide attractions.
Whether circling lakes, zooming through forests, bouncing along logging roads, or taking a roadside spin on Highway 101, the excitement is endless on the upper Sunshine Coast.
Sunshine Coast Trail
Since 1992, the Sunshine Coast Trail has offered a challenging 180km/111mi odyssey from Desolation Sound in the north to Jervis Inlet in the south. Admire waterfalls, watch out for deer and eagles, and traverse old railroad grades and bridges en route.
Make this route into a multi-day trip with camping or B&B stopovers, or simply ride different trail sections starting at key access points. For suggestions, pick up the official recreation map for the upper Sunshine Coast at the Powell River Visitor Centre.