Hopeful Bike Trails
NEW this summer are the Hopeful Bike Trails (Experience). Inspired by the original Hopeful Trail that once helped prospectors and hunters ascend into the high alpine above Panorama, the Hopeful Bike Trails descend 4000’ of the buffest high alpine bike trails in BC.
Take the Mile 1 Express Quad and the Champagne Express Quad to just shy of the summit. Once you reach the summit of Panorama be sure to take in the breath-taking views of the Columbia Valley, the Rocky Mountains and the Purcells before continuing on. After traversing 1.5 scenic kms along Taynton Trail cyclists enter the single track proper and work your way across rolling side-hills eventually descending down to Goldie Junction. From this junction the trail offers 3 distinct trail options varying from flowy forested trails to challenging scree slopes for the brave.
This is not a trail but we recommend you take 5 minutes and walk in and relax on the shores of this hidden Alpine Lake.
This is the original Hopeful Trail that prospectors used and will take you out to the McKay Cabins. If you choose this option you will need to be prepared to face the challenge of several hike-a-bikes and the crossing of loose off camber scree slopes. Those brave enough to tackle this full-pull adventure will be rewarded with the most impressive views of the entire trail system and the pièce de résistance – the longest, flowiest descent imaginable. Make sure to stop and explore the cabins before starting the descent in earnest.
GLD (Goldie Lake Descent)
Not into hike-a-biking? Then then this brand new hand built trail is the way forward. Plunging immediately down and into the forest this trail sweeps down the natural contours of the mountain on its way to meet the original Hopeful Trail.
From the summit the descent is 7km in length. Times will vary based on your experience, pace, and choice of route. It can be as short as 45 minutes and as long as 4 hrs.
At the bottom of the Hopeful Trail you will have one more climb to face that will lead you back into the bike park for your final descent back to the village.
The Hopeful Bike Trail two descent ticket is $52 per person, Or +$20 if you already have a Bike Park Lift Ticket or Bike Park Season Pass
Only open Saturday and Sunday (summer season - July 1- Sept 3)
"Is the Hopeful Creek Trail in Panorama Resort, BC in my top five trails in all of BC? Yes." Seb Kemp ~ Mountain Biking BC
"This trail was one of the flowiest trail bike friendly paths I have ever ridden." Brett Tippie ~ Mountain Biking Icon
View the latest trail information below. This map is powered by our friends at Trailforks.
Need help on the trails?
Dial 250.342.6941 ext. 9 for help. Please report all bear or cougar sightings to a staff member.
Mountain Bike Responsibility Code
Mountain biking involves elements of risk that common sense and personal awareness can help reduce. Please adhere to the responsibility code, and share a safe experience with others.
- Ride in control and within your ability level. You must be able to avoid other people or objects.
- Stay off the lifts and trails if your ability is impaired by drugs, alcohol, or fatigue.
- All riders must wear a helmet. A full face helmet, gloves, and body armour are strongly recommended.
- Inspect your bike or have it checked by a qualified bike mechanic before you ride.
- Be sure to have the physical dexterity, ability, and knowledge to safely load, ride, and unload lifts. Ask the lift attendant for assistance if you need it.
- Be aware of changing conditions on trails and features. Inspect features before use and throughout the day.
- Stay on marked trails. Obey all signs and warnings. Do not cut switchbacks. Keep off closed areas.
- Avoid riders ahead of you. They have the right of way.
- Look uphill and yield to other riders when entering a trail or starting downhill.
- Do not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
- If you are involved in or witness a collision or accident, you must identify yourself to the Bike Patrol.
- Do not feed, provoke, or approach wildlife.
Trail privileges will be suspended for breach of this code.