Situated in the South Eastern corner of BC, the East Kootenays offers a network of world class backroads/FSR’s accessing stunning natural scenery, pristine rivers, mountain passes, wildlife, world class fishing, hot springs, old ghost mining towns, you name it, we have it.
EVADRS - Elk Valley Adventure and Dirt Riders - aim is to keep trails and backroads open and to add more single track in the Elk Valley. Through careful land advocacy and work, the society strives to keep areas accessible and secure land stewardship by fostering a respect and collaboration between society members, landowners, stakeholders, and the local communities.
Adventure Riders can access a number of backcountry FSR (Forest Service Road) trails directly from Fernie. A large number of trails are also available around Lake Koocanusa.
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EVADRS has a wide range of support services, including:
The Koocanusa riding area is located 17km South of the Highway 3 & 93 junction near Elko, on Dorr Cutoff Road. It is a 40 minute drive west of Fernie.
There are 2 staging areas on Dorr Cutoff Road. The first is as soon as you turn off the highway onto Dorr (there’s no signage on the highway), the other is 6.3 km SW on Dorr Cutoff Rd then 3 km West (keep right at the fork) on Dorr Rd, on the right after the cattle guard. There is a kiosk sign board at both staging areas, which is the start of the trailheads.
In 2019, the Koocanusa Recreation Steering Committee (KRSC), with the support of Recreation Sites and Trails BC (RSTBC), had selected a sustainable network of single track and double track trails at Koocanusa. To become sanctioned and protected, the trail users had to step up: a registered organization had to volunteer to enter a partnership with RSTBC and become custodians of the trails. Throughout the many years of riders coming to the area this was never formally done and the EVADRS team of volunteers stepped up to the task at hand. It is now up to EVADRS to gain momentum through the support of it’s members to keep the trails open. By sharing our passion for two wheel travel we hope to expand our adventure riding resources and information to all our fellow back roads enthusiasts. We aim to promote and share the endless, impressive backcountry that is out there waiting to be ridden.