Background: Wascana Trails offers a variety of trails. Recreational riders will appreciate the gradual hills and the single track that stretches through ash, elm and aspen groves. The area also offers the advanced riders many trails that are sure to challenge. There are scores of steep climbs and sharp winding descents. It is a classic glacial run-off valley featuring steep side walls and undulating rolls. Riders not familiar with the layout need only follow the double track out of the parking lot to the trails. Trails begin periodically, so you can join any system you ride. The area is divided into an east and west layout by Wascana Creek and the only dry way to cross the creek is to use the bridge, which is easily visible from the parking lot. The other way to access the other half of Wascana Trails is to cross at one of the shallow creek crossings.
Difficulty: Beginner to Advanced - the layout provides a good sense of what is ahead, the more dangerous aspects are the long steep descents.
Directions: Wascana Trails is located 10 kilometers west of the Condie Nature Refuge off Highway 11. Turn west at Exit A. Signposts indicating "Recreation Area" will keep you on track
What to Bring: There are no services at the Wascana Trails so remember to bring enough food and fluids (you can store these in your car) plus insect repellant during the mosquito season.