Cat Lake / Brohm Lake Area
Follow highway 99 north 15 km’s past the town of Squamish and the “AdventureCentre” (visitor’s info centre). Turn right onto the Cheekye/Brohm Forest Service Road, you may see rider’s vehicles parked in an open area just 100 meters off the highway, however, unless you have a “Platinum Trail Pass” or other liability insurance for your bike/ORV, you’ll need to drive further to avoid riding uninsured on the Forest Service Roads to access trails. Proceed approximately 1 km along the FSR, at the first intersection, turn right, stay right for 400 meters down a gentle grade to a large open area, this is the staging area the club uses to hold events, and a preferred spot to park and ride from. There is ample room for many RV’s to camp for free here, on unimproved open areas, but please clean up after yourselves and pack out what you pack in, as there is no organized management beyond the volunteer efforts of the SDBA. There is a forestry campsite a further 1.5 km’s along the Cheekye Branch FSR, but it is not considered friendly for riders to camp, as it is comprised of walk in sites only during the May-September season. There is other parking off the sides of the Cheekye Branch FSR further uphill from the “Cat Lake Forestry Campsite” and this will allow access to the majority of the trails which are laid out on the hills and benches above Cat Lake. Please do not ride through the Cat Lake Campsite or around the lake on the campsite trail.
Several trails lead out away from the staging area and there is some small wheel riding opportunities for young and beginning riders weaving in and out of the surrounding woods. The entire area is a connective network which crosses the 2 FSR’s many times on many trails, please remain alert for road crossings and yield right of way to all types of traffic when doing so. There is some riding opportunity for technical ATV riders on those trails which provide a wide enough path for your particular ORV, but we ask that ATV riders not modify single track trails to accommodate larger ORV’s by cutting trees or vegetation or digging trailbed, without consulting the SDBA and area B.C.M.N.R.O. Recreation Officer.
As of September 2010 there are approximately 35 kms of single track trails and deactivated logging roads available for dirt bikes. The majority of these include at least one or more steep rocky section, suitable for intermediate level riders and up. Although there are some novice level trails in the network, most are broken up by the odd difficult climb or rough section. As of Spring 2011, this riding area is not signed, so please consult Maps for trail location and difficulty.