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Pemberton: A Trail Fan's Paradise

Photo by Dave Steers

Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2011

Pemberton: A Trail Fan's Paradise

Pemberton Mountain Bike TrailsThere are few things more enjoyable than spending time in the woods. Pemberton's diverse trail network, featuring lush old growth forest, abundant mountain creeks and lakes, is the perfect place to reconnect with nature, on foot, bike or horseback.

Pemberton's Recreation Trail Map

Thanks to the Pemberton Valley Trail Association (PVTA) even the novice outdoor enthusiast can enjoy an afternoon in the "middle of nowhere" while being within walking distance of town. The PVTA's Recreational Trail Map marks the routes of 65 popular trails within a few kms of the Village of Pemberton. A bargain at $10, the map is available at the Pemberton Bike Co.

Walk, Run, Hike, Bike or Ride

The PVTA Recreational Trail Map denotes recommended trail use as well as overall ease or difficulty of each trail. Novices will want to stick to Green Circle (easy) or Blue Square (moderate) routes while more experienced hikers will find the Black Diamond and Double Diamond trails enjoyably challenging.

Recommended trail use

  • 22 horse riding trails
  • 42 walking/hiking trails
  • 63 bike trails

(Motorized vehicles are prohibited on the PVTA trail network.)

Protect Those Feet

Reduce the possibility of twisted ankles and other hiking hazard by wearing trail appropriate shoes and boots. If your footwear is more suitable for city streets than mountain trails, don't worry, Pemberton stores have you covered.

The Pemberton Bike Co.

Known as the official distributor of Australian Blundstone boots, the Pemberton Bike Co. also have a great selection of trail specific hybrid shoes.

The General Store

For more than 50 years, The General Store has been keeping the folks of Pemberton well shod. They feature an excellent variety of Columbia footwear, from hybrid runners to hiking boots.

Spud Valley Sporting Goods

Spud Valley Sporting Good's array of hiking boots ranges from the modestly priced Canadian Hi-Tek line to Italian boots for the serious mountaineer.   

Bike Rentals & Maintenance

The Pemberton Bike Co. has a limited number of bike rentals and it is best to call ahead to confirm availability. If you're bringing your own bike, the friendliest little bike store in the corridor can get it tuned-up for the trails. As well, the Pemberton Bike Co. has an excellent assortment of bike accessories from water bottles or camel backs.

Need Accommodations?

And if you need lodging in Pemberton while utilizing Pemberton & district's great trail network be sure to check our Pemberton accommodations listings including bed & breakfasts, hotels, motels or cabins, retreats or campgrounds.