You don’t have to travel to the North Shore to get in a good hike and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.
Fraser Valley Hikes
Abby Grind: The steep 4-km trek is Abbotsford’s version of the Grouse Grind. There’s an elevation gain of 330-metres and it takes about 1.5 hours to complete round-trip. The scenic viewing point at the top makes it all worth it in the end.
Teapot Hill: An easy but whimsical nature trail with abandoned teapots located throughout. It’s an easy 5-km walk near Cultus Lake that offers incredible views.
Bridal Veil Falls: At less than 1-km this is a very easy little nature trail with breathtaking views of the cascading waterfall.
Elk Mountain: Once you reach the top you will be rewarded with stunning views of Chilliwack, Cultus Lake and the surrounding areas of the Fraser Valley. The 7-km hike has an elevation gain of 800-metres and takes about 4-hours to complete.
Vedder Ridge Trail: This route travels along the west side of Cultus Lake to the top of Vedder Mountain. The 9-km route takes about 3.5-hours to complete but offers unsurpassed views once you reach the top.
Lindeman Lake: A serene hidden gem that you must explore. The 3.4-km route takes you uphill to both Lindeman and Greendrop Lakes. It takes about 2-hours to complete and has an elevation gain of 300-metres.
Flood Falls: Bask in the beauty of the absolutely stunning waterfalls during this easy 1-km hike in Hope.
Othello Tunnels: The tunnels are filled with history and make for a peaceful walk just east of Hope. The 3.5-km trail takes you through a series of tunnels and bridges over the Coquihalla River.
Harrison Grind: Much like the Grouse Grind and the Abby Grind, this is a steep hike but it leads to stunning views of Harrison Lake. The 7-km trek takes about 6-hours to complete and has an elevation gain of 620-metres.
Spirit Trail: The magical little nature trail has dozens of beautifully hand-crafted masks located through out. Discover them all as you walk along this easy 1-km loop.