Walk About Town

Hiking Trails

Escaping the city and engrossing yourself in Mother Nature is simple in Abbotsford, thanks to our numerous trails. With more than 40 to choose from, there’s a trail to suit every activity. From trails paved in asphalt, to wooden terrain, there’s endless opportunity for bird watching, exploring local wetlands and enjoying scenic views.

Discovery Trail

Discovery Trail is a paved, all-season corridor connecting the east and west end of Abbotsford. It’s surrounded by trees, scenic ponds and lush meadows. It also offers great lookout spots.

Length: 10 km (30 km when complete)

Albert Dyck Trail

Located in Albert Dyck Memorial Park, this gravel trail wraps around the man-made lake in the park’s centre. It’s the perfect place to watch wake-boarding,  waterskiing, swimming and fishing that often takes place in the summer.

Length: 1.6 km

Stoney Creek Park Trail/Bateman Park

Take a relaxing walk along the trails and bridges which crisscross the stream throughout Bateman Park. The Stoney Creek Park Trail is a multi-use gravel trail that provides fall viewing of the west coast salmon migration and great bird watching.

Length: 1.2 km

Clearbrook Park to Downes Bowl

Being one of the more popular parks for walkers, joggers and bike riders, this is a great location to get out and enjoy a variety of trails. Take advantage of the open areas or venture into the wilderness trails – a destination for mountain bike enthusiasts.

Length: 0.6 km

Horn Creek Trail

This park offers a nature walk along a clean forest stream surrounded by large cedar trees. This multi-use gravel trail, with benches and bridges, offers a variety of bird life and a relaxation area in the city’s centre.

Length: 1.2

Mill Lake Loop Trail

A great location if you want to get out for a stroll in a beautiful lakeside setting. The area offers benches, public washrooms, fishing, a playground, spray park, the MSA Museum and Kariton House Gallery.

Length: 2.2 km

Fishtrap Creek Park

While exploring the trails of Fishtrap Creek, you’ll enjoy the wetlands, native plants, and wildlife. The paved loop also passes by fish habitats – including the endangered fish species, the Nooksack Dace.

Length: North trail – 2.2 km South trail – 1.6 km

Sumas Mountain Trail

With two main hiking trails that range from moderate to difficult, Sumas Mountain is a hiker’s paradise. The trail to Chadsey Lake requires two hours, return, while the trail leading to a viewpoint that overlooks Chilliwack and the eastern Fraser Valley is 45 minutes. For directions, visit www.fvrd.bc.ca.

Off-leash Dog Parks
• Gladwin Park
• Sumas Canal Duke Trail
• McKay Creek Trail

• Stoney Creek/Bateman Park

for more info on local trails, check out abbotsford.ca/parksrecreationandculture or call 604-859-3134