Blaze New Trails in Quesnel!

Whether it’s downhill, freeride or cross-country, you will not get tired of the single-track mountain biking experiences in beautiful Quesnel.

From black diamond to green and blue trails, Quesnel is a great place to stop and take in a 5 – 15 km ride. Located in the heart of British Columbia between Williams Lake and Prince George, Quesnel is the perfect stop to explore untapped trails, no matter your skill level. Find trails for all ages and abilities that are easily accessible for the bike life enthusiasts. Technical single-track, long rock slabs, fast, earthen descents, jump tracks, ascent trails and pump tracks, Quesnel is a mountain bikers’ destination.

A Few Favourites

Walk in the Park / Rock in the Park

Distance: 7.1 km combined
Best for: family rides, new mountain bikers & getting to the top without using the road
Trail network: Dragon Mountain Provincial Park

Dragon Mountain has always been the shuttling destination in Quesnel. Trails like Rockasaurus and Seven Dwarves are fast and technical down lines and their only access was by driving or a long pedal up the access road. This new trail offers a gradual 7.1 km climb to the top and is the best trail on Dragon Mountain to bring kids or to get new riders hooked on the thrill of biking.

The first three kilometers provide a smooth, wide machine-built surface that will put a smile on everyone’s face. As it ascends, it gets gradually more technical and tight, so challenge yourself to go a little further every time, gently pushing your limits. You’ll cross the road at 1.6 km, and a few laps on the lower section could easily fill the attention span of your littles.

Angry Beaver

Distance: 1.2 km
Best For: technical biking (down only)
Trail network: Wonderland Trail Network

This new trail offers a twisty, rocky down line for biking, hiking or running. The narrow hand-built trail hugs the ridge, gradually falling away through rock gardens (all with simple go-arounds) broken up by smooth bench-cut alleys to catch your breath. If you can take your eyes away from the trail for a moment, you’ll get some big views over Dragon Lake.

Mucho Oro

Distance: 1.9 km
Best For: fast & flowy (down only)
Trail network: Wonderland Trail Network

Ride this one and ask yourself: “where am I?” You’ll feel like you’re in a ski resort bike park. This one is wide and creamy as it flows from berm to berm. As expected, you can get some major speed here, so it’s only for bikes going downhill. Expect to catch some air as you finesse the twists and turns of this machine-built wonder. If you like to hold on, catch air and not pedal, you’ll probably do laps on this all day long.

Sluice Box

Distance: 630 m
Best For: technical downhill
Trail network: Wonderland Trail Network

Any skier knows that the words Gully Run mean that it’s the most fun run on the mountain and Sluice Box perfectly translates that into dirt. This one really takes advantage of the landscape, twisting back and forth across a broad gully and rolling over ladder bridges into the next turn.

You’ll feel like you can fly on Sluice Box, swooping (and sometimes soaring) across the gully. From the top, you get into the excitement right away: a ladder bridge leads to a twisting bermed corner and there’s no stopping, but you probably won’t want to. It’ll be over fast, so hop back onto “What the Huck” (the climbing trail next door) to get back to the top and do it all over again.

A Local's Perspective

4 Trails, 4 Ways

By Brenda Beatty

Quesnel has always had secretly awesome trails for biking, hiking and running but it all exploded in 2019 with the creation of 4 new trails and BC’s first ever Mountain Bike Provincial Park on Dragon Mountain. A partnership between the Gold Rush Cycling Club, The City of Quesnel and the Cariboo Regional District made all of this activity and development possible. The Wonderland network has blossomed with several new trails, a parking lot and has been designated a BC Recreation Site. Tonnes of dirt has been moved around to carve out sweet, swoopy lines that will thrill every outdoorsy type.

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Trail Maps

Wonderland

Wonderland on Trailforks.com


Dragon Mountain

Dragon Mountain on Trailforks.com


Connect With Locals!

Follow our local bike club, @goldrushcycling, for up-to-date trail info, volunteer opportunities and memberships.

Visit our local bike shop, Cycle Logic, for repairs, maintanence and a great selection of bikes and accessories.

Craving More Adventure?

If a day of riding has you craving more outdoor adventure, there’s no shortage in Quesnel. Dragon Lake is within city limits and is a favourite water destination for visitors and residents alike, and it’s world-renowned for Rainbow Trout fishing. The Quesnel Visitor Centre lends fishing rods and tackle free of charge or you can try striking it rich on the Quesnel and Fraser rivers with their gold pan lending program.

Check out our Suggested Itineraries for more ideas.