Merritt is lush with trails for biking, hiking and horseback riding. Below we have some examples of recommended trails in the area. We invite you to come Explore Trails in Merritt BC!
Nicola Valley Trail Guides Now Available
The City of Merritt is pleased to present the new Nicola Valley Trail Guide. This wealth of off-road information provides full detail maps of five of Merritt’s most notable, memorable, and scenic hiking spots. The trail guide provides all the info needed to tackle the scenic Kane Valley and Sugarloaf Mountain, upping the difficulty with the Coutlee Plateau and Swakum Mountain, and finally challenging even the most seasoned outdoorsman with the chart-topping treks of Iron Mountain. Included is a full map of the Nicola Valley detailing how to access each site, an in-depth map of the City of Merritt, reflections and insights from local hikers on local trails and more.
If you would prefer a hard copy Trail Guide, you can pick up a high quality weatherproof and tear resistant version of the Guide at the Visitor Information Centre at the Baillie House, or at any City-hosted event.
Explore Biking in Merritt BC
- The main biking areas in Merritt are broken down into Swakum Mountain, Coutlee Plateau, Iron Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain. These along with reviews can be viewed on the mountain biking trail database Trailforks. Visit Let's Go Biking for some inspirational trail suggestions.
Our friends over at BCPOV enjoy the Merritt trails!
Explore Hiking in the Nicola Valley
- We invite you to explore the numerous trails throughout the beautiful Nicola Valley. Hiking trails for all seasons and difficulties are available. From trail networks from park to park in the City of Merritt to surrounding trails connecting valley to valley. Drop by the Merritt Visitor Centre at the Baillie House for info on trails.
Dog-friendly Trails & Parks in Merritt and the Nicola Valley
- With a variety of activities to enjoy this beautiful landscape, the fun is endless when you spend time with your lovely puppies in the Nicola Valley. The City of Merritt offers facilities and accessibility from city parks to hiking trails to ensure quality time with your travel besties. These visitor-favourite city parks and trails in the Nicola Valley will help you #ExploreMerritt! Dog-friendly Trails and Parks in Merritt and the Nicola Valley Blog Post
Explore Regional Trails
- There are many trails in Merritt and the Nicola Valley to explore! Take a drive a see the beautiful Nicola Valley for yourself on a spontaneous road trip. Road trips in Gold Country are an excellent way to see a wide variety of the region and take in multiple trails over a weekend. Additional regional trail guides are a great resource with hard copies available for picked up at the Merritt Visitor Centre at the Baillie House.
Explore the Merritt Rotary Bike Park
- There Rotary Bike Park was originally built in 2006 and has recently received an upgrade in 2018. We invite you to give it a ride during your next trip to Merritt!
The Merritt Mountain Bike Club not only does an excellent job with trail maintenance but also with the 2018 upgrades to the Merritt Rotary Bike Park!
Going out to enjoy an afternoon hike/bike ride? Make sure to keep in mind to show respect for other users and use and carry-in/carry-out mentality. If you are following the maps and information on a trail guide brochure, you shouldn’t have any problems with hiking the area. Make sure you always find safe parking before you go out on your hike and keep stored items in your car out of sight. Knowing where you are going before you go is also a great way to avoid any complications when you get out there. Of course, once you’ve found your hiking spot, enjoy the view and hike safely.
Nicola Valley Biking and Hiking Info:
Merritt Mountain Bike Association
Nicola Valley Explorers Society
Recreation Sites and Trails BC
*Trailforks is a mountain biking trail database & management system, supplemented with Pinkbike content. Trailforks is a platform for riding associations to keep track of trail conditions, builders to log work & riders to share and plan their rides.