On the surface, you might think it’s all mud-splashin’, turn-twistin’, excitement-around-every-corner kind of fun. And you’d be right. It is one heck of a ride, satisfying the thirst for exploration you never knew you had. Yet, it’s also serene and peaceful, being that deep in the mountains. With spectacular vistas and breathtaking views, where you can pull off and take a breather, the OP trail will leave its mark on you – mind, body, and soul.
The same excitement of being in the back of your grandpa’s truck – wind taking your breath away, every bump a thrill jumping you out of your seat. And then, there you are at the top of a mountain, looking out at the blue-tinted peaks in the distance, perfectly at peace with the world below. Can’t you just hear the swooshing of the breeze and the birds in the distance? There’s nothing like that combination of adrenaline rush followed by a swell of tranquility.
And yes, rentals are available.
This one-of-a-kind adventure begins either in the little town of Pocahontas or just outside the community of Boissevain. Both trailheads offer distinctive lodging, sights, and restaurants. The Pocahontas Mine Exhibition & Museum, for example, is one stop you won’t want to miss.