Houston Hikers

Your guide to outdoor recreation adventures near Houston, British Columbia, Canada

  • Watershed: Upper Bulkley
  • Difficulty:
  • Distance from Houston: 0-10km
  • Cell Coverage: Yes

Amenities

  • Toilet
  • Picnic Table
  • Cell Service

Description:

​Mount Harry Davis riding area is managed by the Houston Mountain Bike Association (HMBA) in partnership with RecSsites and Trails BC.
Mount Harry Davis currently has over 9km of Downhill trails, this included beginner Green trails to Black technical riding areas.

Trail Overview:

Padawan

Padawan is our beginner Green trail (two way traffic), 1.7KM long on the most southern part of the riding area making for a longer riding season. Some years you can ride the lower mountain from Late April to Early November, with the possibility of winter fat bike riding and snowshoeing. Padawan has a great flow with berms and tables to help with speed and learning beginner biking skills, this a great trail for parents and kids to enjoy together. This trail also includes a great vista view of our local valley.

Chutes n’ Roots

Chutes n’ Roots is a Green trail (two way traffic), 1.8km with great berms to keep your speed and flow as you descend with a smile on your face. This trail provides a great experience for novice riders of any age. From Chutes and Roots you can catch the start of Sticks n’ Stones and meet your shuttle at the bottom of Mount Harry Davis.

Broken Spokes

Broken Spokes is a Blue trail, 1.5km with a steeper grades and more speed, you are sure to find your flow and remember the best spots to get some air. At the bottom of Broken Spokes you can choose to ride Sticks and Stones and or Twisted Metal to get the full mountain experience.

Twisted Metal

Twisted Metal is a Black trail, 550m this technically steep section that connects to Sticks n’ Stones.

Sticks n’ Stones

Sticks n’ Stones is a Blue trail, 2.9km mainly follows the southern ridge with great valley views and lots of sunshine. Sticks n’ Stones has steeper areas with loose rock and shale, which is no problem for anyone sporting a knobby downhill tire.

Stones Throw

Stones Throw is a Blue trail (two way traffic), 400m that connects Sticks n’ Stones with the lower Family Center parking lot. This short blue section has steep areas and technical corners to allow you to enjoy a longer riding season on the bottom part of Stick n’ Stones.

Derailed

Derailed is a Green trail, 430m that allows riders to connect with Chute and Roots and Stick and Stones to avoid Twisted Metal if your goal is to ride to the bottom lot.


Directions to Mount Harry Davis

  1. From the Houston tourism centre head east on Highway 16
  2. After travelling 1.75 km turn left onto Williams Cres.
  3. Immediately turn left again onto the Highway frontage road.
  4. After 320m turn right onto Mt Davis Way
  5. After travelling 1.6 km you will reach the junction with the North Road (Michelle Bay FSR)
  6. Cross the North Rd and head up the mountain.
  7. After 650m you will see the first map sign
  8. After travelling 2.6 km you will reach the central kiosk and parking area.

Map

Photos

  • TC Bray