Williams Lake, often called the "Shangri La of Mountain-Biking" is adding to its existing trail networks. Fox Mountain, Westsyde, South Lake Side and Desous Mountain are the four existing trail networks in or near the Puddle. We are pleased to announce the opening of the Chief Will Yum Trail Network
Work on the new 7 km cross country connector
from Fox Mountain to the Chief Will Yum campsite started in 2014 and resumed in April of 2015. All work is now complete and the trail is open to all riders. The trail starts at the most south eastern border of the Fox Mnt. Trail Network (Zambonee) and has a couple steep climbs. It is bi-directional and crosses a number of small roads and ATV tracks. Linking the Fox Mountain Trails with the Chief Will Yum Campground and, eventually, the Southside Trails, represents a significant opportunity for the Williams Lake Indian Band as well as the overall enhancement of mountain bike recreation in the Williams Lake and Cariboo Area. In May and June of 2015, a crew from the Williams Lake Indian Band, built a climbing trail and a downhill trail adjacent to the campground. First Journey Trails
was contracted as the project management firm.Trailbuilding in hot, buggy and dry conditions is hard work, the crew is reaping the reward: fresh tracks!
The multi-year project is a partnership between the Williams Lake Indian Band, the Williams Lake Cycling Club and the Cariboo Mountain Bike Consortium
. Stay tuned for the grand opening announcement of 'Rock Star', an expert only DH trail. Williams Lake resident and big mountain shredder, James Doerfling, will also be adding a trail to the network in the near future. All photos by John Wellburn