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 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.
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