Lois Creek trails are popular with hikers, mountain bikers and dog-walkers. Bikers will find the trails are mostly beginner to intermediate, with a few technical single-track trails containing roots and loose rocks. The trails are reserved for non-motorized use only. We encourage everyone to keep to the right, stay on the trail, take your cell phone (consider downloading and using the Trailforks app), and carry bear spray along with a whistle. The trails are dog-friendly, but please restrain your pets around wildlife and clean up after them.
Lois Creek Trail System
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Lois Creek trails are accessed from Townsite subdivision, only a short distance from the downtown Platzl. Each of the three main entrances has a kiosk containing a large map and bulletin board.
1. Elko Street Entrance is at the intersection of 8 Avenue and Elko Street
2. Lindsay Park Entrance is at the north end of Trail Street
3. Centennial Hall Entrance is at Coronation Park near the hairpin corner on 4 Avenue
In addition, there is an informal entrance to the Daisy Trail with no signage, map or bulletin board at the east end of Creston Street.
Tea Spot Loop: 9 km
The Tea Spot Loop meanders for 9.2 kms along an easy-to-intermediate trail through larch and pine forest to a wooden shelter and picnic table known locally as the Tea Spot. Bring your own tea and water – the teapot is supplied.
Start at the Elko Street Entrance and continue along Bart’s Trail to Lois Creek Trail. Turn left onto the Lois Creek trail passing Chute Trail on the right, and turn right onto 401 Trail. Cross the logging road and find the 401 Trail continuing a few metres to the left. The Tea Spot midway along this loop at the far end of the trail system is a great place to rest and relax. After tea, continue on A-Frame Trail and Venison Trail or bring your map and find one of many possible alternate routes back to the Elko Street Entrance.
Winter Grooming Loop: 14 km
- Keep to the right
- Stay on the trail
- Take your cell phone
- Use the Trailforks app
- Carry bear spray and a whistle
- Ride in control
- Use caution on blind corners
- Avoid harsh skids
- Wear a helmet
- Don’t ride in soft, muddy conditions when it will damage the trails
- Walkers, runners and fat-tire bikers must use the SnowDog Tracker tracks and stay off the cross-country ski tracks
- Cross-country skiers must yield to skiers coming downhill
- Observe winter use rules:
- Blake’s Single Track to Summer sub road is cross-country ski or snowshoe only
- Blake’s Single Track from Loop D Loop to Tea Spot is cross-country ski or snowshoe only
Elko Street Entrance to P Junction: 2.9 kms
Lindsay Park Entrance to P Junction: 3.3 kms
P Junction to Tea Spot: 2.2 kms