Merritt is located in the scenic Nicola Valley and has four distinct riding areas. The area is known for its open landscape with rolling grasslands and relatively rare stands of Ponderosa and Aspen forests.  The main trail areas are: Iron Mountain offering a mix of old school freeride lines and new school flow.  Swakum trail area is on the north end of town above the Bench in Merritt offers excellent all-mountain riding as does the Coutlee Plateau (also known as the Midday Valley Road trails). The Sugarloaf trail area (also known for the Lundbom Lake Recreation Site) is a cross country dream zone.
 
In these four areas, you will find fast and flowy singletrack, challenging steep and rocky trails, gentle riding classic grassland routes, and scenic forested pathways. Merritt has something for everyone and more than enough riding to keep you inspired for days!
 
Merritt is ideally situated between Kamloops, Kelowna, and the Fraser Valley, nestled in the beautiful Nicola Valley. Merritt tends to experience mild winters, and warm, sunny summers, making for some of the friendliest trail conditions around.
 
To find out all there is to do and see visit Tourism Merritt.  Or check out Experience Nicola Valley.
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Merritt is located between the BC Interior and the Lower Mainland and can be accessed from many directions.  From the south (Fraser Valley) or from the north (Kamloops) via the Coquihalla Highway (Hwy 5).  If you are coming from the Okanagan Valley take the Coquihalla Connector (Hwy 97C).  From the Fraser Canyon take Highway 8 from Spences Bridge.

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Beer and Bikes Tour: Exploring the Lesser Known

Looking for a trip that combines flowly singletrack with flowing beer? This 7-day mountain bike trip through BC’s interior is just the ticket. Explore BC’s lesser known bike regions of Merritt, Invermere, Cranbrook, Castlegar, and more on this trip built just for you.

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