Hiking & Walking Trails

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Hiking trails beckon

With so many different options for spectacular hikes, you have entered a hiker’s paradise!  From a leisurely enjoyable stroll to a heart-pumping climb, you will find a trail that will suit both your mood and your ability.

Terrace Mountain

A local favourite for it’s easy access, challenging terrain and spectacular views. A 4.5 km trail, with some steep sections with varied terrain and rewarding lookouts. Visit the Terrace Wolfpack sculpture installation at the first view point then explore the rest of the loop.

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Ferry Island

For a leisurely but scenic walk check out Terrace’s municipal campground and recreation area: Ferry Island. Follow the trail along the island perimeter and the Skeena River. Can you spot the unique tree carvings? Dogs are permitted off leash on portions of the trail outside the campground.

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The Grand Trunk (Millenium) Pathway

This easy paved linear trail is perfect for walking, running or biking – it’s accessible for wheelchairs, people with mobility aids or strollers.  This trail extends alll the way to our neighbouring community of Kitsumkalum to the west. Grab an ice cream at Chill and enjoy the stroll.

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Howe Creek Trail

This easy urban walking trail meanders through the trees along beautiful Howe Creek. A hard packed dirt and gravel path with wooden bridges defines the trail. Take a photo when you reach the carved wooden bench and chainsaw art installation including a life-size eagle and nest.

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Gruchy’s Beach

This 1 km trail connects Gruchy’s Beach parking area at Lakelse Lake to a beautiful sandy beach. The forested path follows a series of boardwalks. Take the turnoff near the start of the trail to the Williams Lake Viewing Platform during August to view salmon spawning.

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Twin Spruce Trail

The trailhead is at Furlong Bay Campground in Lakelse Lake Provincial Park. An easy 2 km walk that winds through impressive old growth forest, wetlands and next to Salmon Creek, adjacent to Furlong Bay Campground. The size of the trees is incredible!

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Bornite Mountain

Discover a hidden gem that follows an old mining trail to a sub alpine ridge that offers spectacular views of the Skeena Valley and surrounding ranges. Access from the Kleanza Forest Service Road at the turnoff to Kleanza Creek Provincial Park on Hwy 16.

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Red Sand Demonstration Forest & Hart Farm Recreation Site

This scenic area north of Terrace boasts three trails: The Introduction loop, a 1.6 km self-guided, wheelchair accessible interpretive trail. The Lookout Trail and the Operations Trail –  a 2.4 km loop highlighting methods of harvesting, planting and tree stand tending.

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Clearwater Lakes

This 6 km moderate hike begins at Onion Lake and runs through an old growth forest leading to Onion, Big Clearwater and Little Clearwater Lakes.  The trail is fairly level, but can be a bit rough with rocks and roots.

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Pine Lake

Located 11.3 km up the West Kalum Forest Service Road you’ll find a small, special lake that’s worth the drive. This 6.1 km loop trail goes around the lake over boardwalks, bridges and a trail. A great way to take in the surrounding mountains, wetlands and lakes.

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Hai Lake

This is a short moderate 1 km hike through an old growth reserve that leads  to a small lake with a rustic campsite. A great place for a summertime swim after your hike. Fishing is good in this lake in both summer and winter.

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Sleeping Beauty

This 2.5 km hike leads to sub alpine meadows and lakes. An unmarked route continues to alpine ridges giving spectacular views. Follow the West Kalum Forestry Road and turn left at the 8.6 km mark. Follow for 9.6 km to the trailhead. 4WD recommended.

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Gunsight Lake

This 6.5 km trail leads to a breathtaking alpine ridge and spectacular Gunsight Lake. En route you’ll pass the remains of the old Dominion Government hatchery. The last 3.5 km are steep. Less avid hikers may wish to turn back to the trailhead at the 3 km mark.

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Maroon Mountain

Beautiful views of the Kalum Valley await at the top of this challenging 7.2 km hike. At the subalpine, choose: the unmarked trail to the right to the peak, or go left, to the remains of old mining claims. Access from Wesach Creek forestry road, 34.5 km up the Nisga’a highway.

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Seven Sisters Provincial Park

Discover the many trails at the Seven Sisters Protected Area. From the family friendly 1 km Watson Lake Tail to the Cedarvale Trail offering a half-day trip to treeline and goat viewing. The Oliver and Whiskey Creek Trails are more challenging hikes offering access to backcountry routes.

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From exciting outdoor adventures to discovering arts and culture, Terrace offers so much to see and do.

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