Abbotsford Hike & Bike

Manning Provincial Park

In size Manning Park is over 70,844 hectares of rugged forest covered mountains, deep valleys, alpine meadows, lakes and rivers. There are 206 separate species of birds and 63 species of mammals within the park. Facilities include four summer drive in campgrounds with a total of 355 sites. The Visitor Centre, located 1 km east of Manning Park Lodge, has information about the park, things to do and trail conditions. Picnicking, Running Water, Flush and Pit Toilets, Showers at Lightening Lake, Sani Station, Hiking and Walking trails and fishing.

Hemlock Valley Resort

Set in a natural bowl of hills rising over 1300m. Reforested and reseeded with bright alpine flowers, the valley offers beautiful scenery with panoramic view of Mt. Baker to the south, and Mt. Garibaldi to the north. Ideal for horseback riding or hiking of nature trails to alpine meadows, canoeing on lake or river, catching cutthroat in nearby lakes or steel head in Cheha River.

Cascade Outdoor Adventures – 511 Lillooet Ave Harrison Hot Springs, BC

Cascade Outdoor Adventure's invites you for a day or weekend of back country excursions in the eastern wilderness of Harrison Lake. Book your tour today!

Hayward Reservoir Trail

Old growth and second growth forest, picnic benches and tables along the route with views of the lake along the trail.

The trail is accessible from Hayward Street, which is off of Highway #7 in Silverdale (west of Mission). The northern and southern side of the Hayward Dam or by Dewdney Trunk Road at Stave Dam is where the trails commence.

Sumas Mountain Hike – Abbotsford, BC

From the trailhead it is 5 km to Chadsey Lake, a nice stop for a snack break before continuing to the

peak. The steep switchbacks to the top begin at the eastern end of the lake and the summit is reached

in another hour or so. On a clear day there are good views of Mount Baker and the Cheam Range.

Hatzic Lake

Take Hwy. 7 cast of Mission to Sylvester Road (6.6 km). Right on Sylvester, cross CPR tracks and left on McKamie Road to first fork. Continue to dyke, drive 2.6 km from main highway to gate which bars further vehicle traffic. Park vehicle and walk using narrow dirt road atop the Dyke.

Enjoyable view towards Golden Ears and Mount Robic Reid.  Round trip 12 km - allow 3.5 hours walking/hiking. Dyke and river trail. Good all year.  Ideal for horseback riding.

Website: http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/explore/vancouver/fraser_valley/hatzic.htm

The Grouse Grind

The Grouse Grind® is a 2.9-kilometre trail up the face of Grouse Mountain, commonly referred to as “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster.

Golden Ears Provincial Park

North on Abbotsford-Mission Hwy 11, cross Mission Bridge, then head west on Hwy 7 for approx. 29 km and follow signs to the park.

A 55,625 hectare playground for nature enthusiasts, hikers, mountain climbers, and horseback riders. It was established in 1967 and is named for the snow-capped twin peaks of Mount Blanshard, which take on the golden glow of the setting sun This park encourages family recreation along Alouette Lake and numerous creeks and lakes in the Coast Mountain Range, and provides boat launching and more than 350 camping sites. Numerous tributaries, creeks, and connecting lakes are yours to explore. An extensive trail system allows hikers and horseback riders to explore the natural splendor of this park.

Discovery Trail - Maclure Road, Abbotsford, BC

A nice place to go for a walk or play some baseball with the family.

Cultus Lake Provincial Park - Follow Hwy 1 east towards Chilliwack, take Sardis Exit & right towards Sardis down Vedder Road. Follow signs.

Cultus is a Chinook word meaning "worthless," but the park area is now one of southern BC's most popular. Surrounded by mountains, the scenery is inspiring, swimming excellent, waterskiing, wind surfing and hiking are exhilarating. Numerous hiking trails. Ideal for horseback riding.

U.B.C. Malcolm Knapp Research Forest

The forest is located in the foothills of the Coast Mountains, approximately 60 km east of Vancouver, British Columbia. The forest itself is 5,157 hectares in size, with an average width (from west to east) of 4 km and an average length (from south to north) of 13 km. The landbase contains just about every type of terrain found in the lower coastal region of BC. The Forest stretches north and east up the steep slopes of the Golden Ears Mountains to about 1000 m about sea level, west down to sea level at Pitt Lake, and south to the edge of the urban interface in Maple Ridge.

Centennial Park - Mill Lake - Mill Lake Road & Emerson

Nature trails, fitness track, picnic area, outdoor swimming pool, playground equipment, trout fishing, wildfowl refuge. Open to small rowboats and canoes. Adjacent to two major shopping centres and a short walk to Ravine Park. A beautiful boardwalk winds around to the Kariton Gallery, MSA Museum and Trethewey House. Majestic view of Mt. Baker.

Rolley Lake

West on Hwy 7 to Hayward; north on Hayward to/and east on Dewdney Trunk. Left on Bell Street and north to Rolley Lake.
Short hike to a small waterfall, swimming, canoeing, fishing, picnic area. Ideal for horseback riding.

Campbell Lake - Round trip 9 km. Elevation Gain: 600 m. High point: 610 m. Time: 5 hours.

The trail starts at the foot of Balsam Ave. on Hwy. 9 Two short blocks from the Village of Harrison Hot springs. Look for the sign on your left as you drive into town. This trail is very well marked.

Matsqui Trail (Dyke)

North on Abbotsford-Mission Highway #11, left on Harris Road & right Gladwin Road. After a few hundred meters park at the end of the river dyke. Also accessible by Riverside Street through Matsqui Village.

A picturesque trail along the Fraser River with beautiful view of Mats Island, Westminster Abbey and Coastal Mountains. It's not a difficult trail since the dyke is virtually flat. Round trip 12.8 km. Good all year. Ideal horseback riding.

BC Mountian Bike Directory

Comprehensive directory website with a database of local mountain bike trails.

Website: http://mountainbikingbc.ca/directory

Hoover Lake

A moderate to strenuous hike along a logging road to an easy walk along the lake. You may hike the 7.5 km return trip to the lake, or you can go further to the viewpoint at the top (it's all uphill). The average grade is 10% with an elevation gain of 230 meters to the lake.

Aldergrove Lake Park

Travel west on Hwy. 1, turn off at 264 Street Exit Hwy. 13 and head south. Left on 8th Avenue (at Park directional signs), cross Jackman Road, then shortly right info the park. Heading east, trail is to left of bridge.  Proceed upstream through open forest.

Open forest with varied wild flowers and a view to the International Boundary. Round trip 4 km - allow 1.5 hours walking/hiking. Park trail good for most of the year. Ideal for horseback riding.

Website: http://www.britishcolumbia.com/ParksAndTrails/Parks/details/?ID=498

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