TRAPPING CREEK HORSE TRAILS
By Juanita Gibney
The popular Trapping Creek Horse Trails are located off HWY 33 about 45 minutes southeast of Kelowna.
The trail network and camping areas are here for us today because the varied terrain, access to the creek and great riding trails inspired trail riders using the area to share it with the trail riding community of BC. In May 2013, BCHBC was successful in entering a partnership with RSTBC to register and further develop the trail network of close to 50 miles. BCHBC also developed two trailhead Campsites that connect the trails.Read More »
Little Trapping Horse Camp – (located just before the 3 km marker on the Trapping creek FSR off Hwy 33), offers several level campsites, each with 2 horse pens. There are a total of 12 horse pens available and many high lining options. A manure holding area has recently been installed, and there is a pit toilet. The creek access is a short 10 minute walk. There is no water available in the camp.
Further along Trapping Creek FSR, at Km 9, if you turn onto Ptarmigan Rd you will find the Meadow Camp approx. 1.5 km along. There is no water here or horse pens, but the large meadow offers lots of space for portable corrals, and there are trees for high-lining. There is a pit toilet on-site. Bring your water as there is no water close by.
The extensive trail network links the two camps. Within this network are many trails, inter-connecting in loops – offering options and distances to suit every rider. You can ride a short one hour loop or make it an all-day ride. And everything in between. Riding mainly in the forest, a combination of single track and old logging road two-track trails traverse the mountainside and many will bring you to creek crossings on the Trapping Creek. It is common to see cattle grazing in the area and along the trails.