Cumberland is a renowned destination for single-track mountain biking and serves as a sweet base camp for adventures in the back country and trips to Mount Washington Alpine Resort. Recently, the Village and United Riders of Cumberland have entered into an access agreement with Timber companies that allow recreational access to the working forests to the south of our community and beyond the protected areas purchased by the CCFS.
The “Cumberland Community Forest” is the official name for the protected areas closest to the Village and accessible to explorers of all ages and abilities. The forest is filled with kids and families, runners, mountain bikers, bird watchers, photographers and happy wanderers who explore kilometers of trails built by the local mountain biking community.
The Forest is also a base for a large number of running and mountain biking events throughout the year including the Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race, Perseverance Trail Run, BC Bike Race, The Cumby and UROC run events.
Did you know?
The Forest is part of the legacy of “The Great E&N Land Grab” in 1871 that saw over 2 million acres of land along the east side of Vancouver Island and $750,0000 transfer from the Crown to the private hands of coal baron Robert Dunsmuir in exchange for a promise to build a railway.