Our area is a mountain biking mecca. The resort itself is known for the downhill biking where you take your bike up to the top of the mountain on the gondola and then you ride on a variety of trails to the bottom. Not for me but it seems popular.
And not far away there are a variety of single track trails through the woods. Some are very demanding and beyond my capability or attraction. But very popular with a certain crowd.
What appeals to me is exploring and enjoying the scenery. That is my kind of mountain biking and the trails are endless. The nordic ski trails just a few seconds away from Vagabond are awesome with over 40km of loops.
But just below us is an old rail line that was used by a logging company a long time ago. We call it the 2% because it has very little slope to it. And except for a few old bridges used by the snowmobilers it is absolutely a hidden gem.
Along with friend Patrick we went for about a 2 hour ebike ride. You can take a variety of routes to get to the trails from Vagabond. This ride is just a few of our favourites and has all sorts of side roads you can explore too. One of our many hidden gems.
Ken and Lori built Vagabond Lodge in 2003 and have been operating it since. It is the centre piece of the amazing Kicking Horse Resort near Golden BC Canada