Tomato Creek

Courtenay, British Columbia

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This trail is located at Comox Lake west of Courtenay. This ride combines a rolling mix of intermediate challenge with the best views of any of the Comox Lake rides in this book. While the loop is short - only 3.83 km (2.3 miles) - it is the kind of ride that will make you want to stop, build a cabin, and stay forever. it leaves the road at the west end of a lava rock knoll, over which the trail then climbs, bouncing up and over fun, technical stretches of slickrock. As you crest the summit of this small outcrop, you achieve one of the premier vantage points over the lake. Its beautiful blue waters seem that much more pleasant when contrasted with the reddish, peeling bark of the arbutus trees rimming the slickrock. The next section of the trail varies between technical ups and downs and great views.
Mountain Bike! Southwestern British Columbia

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Mountain Bike! Southwestern British Columbia

by Ward Cameron (Ward Cameron Enterprises)

This trail is located at Comox Lake west of Courtenay. This ride combines a rolling mix of intermediate challenge with the best views of any of the Comox Lake rides in this book. While the loop is short - only 3.83 km (2.3 miles) - it is the kind of ride that will make you want to stop, build a cabin, and stay forever. it leaves the road at the west end of a lava rock knoll, over which the trail then climbs, bouncing up and over fun, technical stretches of slickrock.

As you crest the summit of this small outcrop, you achieve one of the premier vantage points over the lake. Its beautiful blue waters seem that much more pleasant when contrasted with the reddish, peeling bark of the arbutus trees rimming the slickrock. The next section of the trail varies between technical ups and downs and great views.

©  Ward Cameron/Ward Cameron Enterprises. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Courtenay
Distance: 2.3
Elevation Gain: 368 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Season: May to September
Local Contacts: Blacks Cycles, 250-339-7011
Local Maps: NTS 92 F / 11 Forbidden Plateau
Driving Directions: Directions to Tomato Creek

Recent Trail Reviews

9/25/2007
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This trail is a very lively single track trail on the Comox lake side. At the top there is a vista of the lake that is breath taling. To hike up and down it is about 1.5 to 2 hours. And when mountain biking go up the login road to the top the turn left off the road and up the trail where you will soon be at the summit, where a trilling ride down awaits you.



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