The Joss Mt. Trail is yet another trail in the Revelstoke area revealing it’s potential as a bike ride. At this time, the trail is maintained as a hiking trail only, for cyclists it’s presents an extremely challenging and advanced hike & bike adventure. This trail should be regarded as more than a bike ride, it is a lengthy and demanding wilderness excursion that gains over 1000m of elevation, and due regard should be given to communications, first aid, and emergency preparedness.
Access: Drive west of Reveslstoke for 22km on Highway #1 to just west of 3 Valley Gap. Turn onto the Mable/Wap Creek FSR, you should see a small sign indicating rec. trail. There is no turn lane for west bound traffic and it is on a blind hill crest and corner, you must approach from the west. Road junctions are signed, mostly with a a small brown arrow. It is 17km to the parking area for the NE route from the highway. We recommend a vehicle with some clearance.
The Ride: The lengthy lower portions of the trail are very rough, narrow and in some places overgrown. Once into the alpine, the trails shines, giving up an excellent alpine bike ride ending up at a nifty old stone forestry lookout. The trail is reportedly mostly quite rideable as a descent.
Notes: The lower section of trail traverse some serious avalanche paths/bear country, it is recommended that all travelling in bear country precautions are adhered to. Please travel on trail in the sensitive alpine areas.
Thanks to Rob Nash of Salmon Arm who has provided 2 information sheets for Joss Mt., please note the NW route is hiking route only.