Dakota Ridge is a 1,532 acre plateau featuring 20 kilometres of world class cross country ski trails (classic and skate), 4 kilometres of groomed snowshoe trails, 3 kilometres of wilderness snowshoe trails, and a sledding area too. The trails wind through old growth forests and open areas in a beautiful subalpine setting. Topping out at 1,200 metres, amazing views of the Coast Mountains, Vancouver Island, and Salish Sea, capture the magic of the Sunshine Coast. Dakota Ridge is a user pay system with onsite facilities that include a sledding area, a warming hut with wood stove and an outhouse.
Dakota Ridge is located at the end of Field Road in Wilson Creek on the Sunshine Coast. The main parking lot is located at the trailhead, 14 kilometres up the forest service road. The access road is plowed on a regular basis, however, winter conditions should be expected on the road. Due to the nature of the road, access is restricted to four-wheel drive vehicles with chains. All terrain vehicles are not permitted in Dakota Ridge.