Trail Map

For the snow shoe trails map, please click here. You can view all the trail maps here.

We have updated to a geo-referenced map this season (2017-18)

Snow Shoe Etiquette

  • Please avoid groomed ski trails except for crossing them or in emergencies.
  • Take care when crossing ski trails – especially on hills, where skiers may be moving very fast.
  • Snowshoe only on marked snow shoe trails – (yellow signs and yellow, crossed snow-shoe trail markers).
  • White signs are Cross Country Ski Signs.  Snowshoe tracks are very hazardous for cross country skiers going down hills.

All of our trails are developed by and are maintained by users and volunteers. Please help us by clipping and pruning where needed as you use our trails. Pruners or a 25 cm folding pruning saw can make a good Christmas or birthday present for snow shoers.

We now have approximately 16 km of snow shoe trails, most of which can be linked in loops of various lengths. Our newest longer loop is a combination of our old Bail Out, (south of Ermine Frolic) and the new Bail Out (north of Ermine Frolic)

Stumpy is our newest trail, a short easy loop close to the Chalet, starts close to the beginning of Bilbos Bog Trail and uses a bit of the Salmar Trail(multi use)) and Lucy back to Bilbos Bog Trail

Access

There are 2 entrances to the snow shoe trails from the Chalet area. On the left of the start area, across the road from the Chalet, Bilbos Bog Trail climbs to Bilbo’s Bog Loop Trail, which is beautiful in winter, but not usable in summer.

Easy Peasy starts 25 meters after starting up Bilbos Bog Trail. It is a connector that links to several trails west of our Main Road.

At the North end of the start area, Moose Trail winds to the South Hub, splitting into Moose or Lost in the Woods for its last half.

Mom’s Loop links Mom’s Trail and The Interpretive Trail to Moose. Recently developed and still being refined, this is a challenging 2 – 3 hour loop of about 5 k starting at the Chalet. There are long climbs in both directions, but some great views when the clouds and fog back off.

Gullan’s Gully: Be cautious about possible shallow water. Gullans may be accessed from either either Bail Out or Bilbo’s Bog Trail and ends at the South Hub.

Coffey’s Climb, our most challenging snowshoe trail, starts at the South Hub. It is approx. 5 km long and 2-3 hours from the Chalet to Cec’s Cabin depending on snow conditions and fitness. Plan on a full day. This is back country snow shoeing.

History

Our Snowshoe Trails were first developed in 2005 and have seen increasing use ever since. Volunteers have mapped GPS’d and “softened” our trails to reduce large obstacles and to ensure that the surface is reasonably level for in low snow conditions. Signs and trail markers are an on-going project. (please let us know where improvement is needed).

Please report fallen trees or other issues via email to trailreport@shuswaptrails.com