Nestled between Victoria and Nanaimo, the Cowichan Valley has all the fast downhills, flow trails, cross-country climbs, and jumps you could wish for. This biking haven is home to more than 170 trails sprawling over 180 kilometres of varying difficulty. The majority of these trails can be found on four different mountains: Mount Prevost, Mount Tzouhalem, Maple Mountain, and Cobble Hill.
Mount Prevost is famous across Canada as a destination for past world champions, with double-black pro lines and endless trails to test your skills. The forest of Mount Tzouhalem, known locally as Mt. Zoo has 36 km of trails featuring everything from green to double-black lines. While the boardwalks, bridges, and technical rocky terrain of Maple Mountain will challenge even the most skilled riders and 100-foot-high Cobble Hill has 28 trails suitable for beginner to intermediate riders.
Post-ride, there’s plenty to do in Cowichan—grab a beer in a brewhouse, tour a vineyard, hit a farmer’s market, swap your pedals for a paddle, or visit the beautiful waterfront village of Cowichan Bay.
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- Highest Elevation:
- 786 m
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Cowichan Valley Inspiration
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Getting Here & Trail Access
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Support Our Local Trails
Consider supporting the associations in the Cowichan Valley that help maintain the trails and advocate for the mountain bike community.
- Cowichan Trail Stewardship Society Opens in a new window/tab.
- Cowichan Lake Trail Blazers Society Opens in a new window/tab.
- Ride Cowichan Opens in a new window/tab.
- Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre Opens in a new window/tab.
- Chemanius Visitor Centre Opens in a new window/tab.
- Ladysmith Visitor Centre Opens in a new window/tab.
- Lake Cowichan Visitor Centre Opens in a new window/tab.