Trail One List: Martha Creek



The Trail One List is our guide to the best mountain bike trails in the world. We know your riding time is precious and travel is expensive. We want you to finish these rides with a giant smile on your face and a heart full of stoke, knowing the juice was worth the squeeze.

British Columbia, Canada, is known for really tough and techy trails. There’s a fine line between a crazy FUN trail and a crazy DANGEROUS one. Martha Creek lands in the FUN category and has endless fast, rocky tech that works every part of your brain and body. Your hands and forearms will be screaming after the first few minutes, and that’s just the start. It’s a 5,000 foot descent that you’ll remember for a while.

It may be weird to call this trail "sustainable,” but it seems to be holding up really well compared to so many of the fan-favorite B.C. trails that started out as loamers 10 years ago but today are just fall line ruts.

Martha Creek is a BIG mountain adventure with a huge payoff. Bring fresh brake pads!

The Trail


You can do the giant 10 mile, 5,000 foot fire road climb if you're feeling up to it! But most people shuttle up to the top. Wandering Wheels offers great local shuttles and guiding.

Nearby Rides

Revelstoke has quite a few GREAT mountain bike rides and a bike park. 

  • Mount Macpherson has some good mellow intermediate riding.
  • Boulder Mountain kicks it up a bit with some really nice, tough trails. My favorite is Man Quads. Laps are best shuttled. Wandering Wheels can help with that.
  • Revelstoke Mountain Resort is lift assisted goodness with a few "off piste" options if you're feeling adventurous.
  • Frisby Ridge is a really beautiful backcountry epic that you can "out and back," but it's also possible to get a helicopter shuttle. It's a pretty wild experience, Wandering Wheels can also help with that.