A beautiful trail with magnificent views, abundant wildflowers, and excellent riding. This 18.6 km purpose-built cross country trail climbs from a cutblock up through impressive mountain hemlock sub-alpine forest, and into the alpine meadows. It crests on a rolling ridge with views in all directions, then dips down to a small lake and extends to the next high point on the ridge on a new 5.7 km extension that just opened in 2018. This is a remote trail with no water access, so you must be self-sustained. This trail is very susceptible to erosion, so please consider an alternative trail in extremely wet conditions.
This is a provincial recreation trail operated by the RCA in partnership with Recreation Sites & Trails BC.
Frisby Ridge is closed annually until July 15 to protect endangered mountain caribou herds. If you should see one of these endangered animals, please keep your distance, do not disturb and turn around.
Access from Revelstoke:
- Head west on Hwy 1
- Turn right on Westside Rd
- At the end of Westside Rd., turn left on Sledhalla Forest Service Road.
- Continue on FSR for 9 km, following the signs to the parking lot. Specifically, from the start of the gravel road: at 0.7 km turn left, 1.6 km turn right, 4 km turn left, 5.8 km turn left, 6.2 km turn right, 8.2 km turn left, 9 km turn left to parking area.
- Note: 4×4 is recommended. Please remember that it is the responsibility of the driver to travel at speeds that reflect road conditions and be aware of other vehicle traffic.
Riding from town to the trailhead adds 2+ hours and 800m/2500ft of climbing. For the “Full Teriyaki Experience” (ask about the name), connect Frisby Ridge to the Ultimate Frisby Trail via the new UFC trail (2.2km one way (down), fun flow tech trail). The Full Teriyaki is not for the faint of heart or inexperienced rider.