Viewed 654 times, downloaded 1 times
near Essondale, British Columbia (Canada)
A popular bicycle loop. This track starts at free parking lot at Colony Farm where there are facilities and a farm garden. Other parking options can be found.
The scenery is varied; river-meadowland, semi-urban parkland bordering a rapid stretch of river, forest sections, sloughs, and dike trails along the major rivers of area.
Mostly light gravel with some paved bike trails, narrower forest paths, a quiet dike-road section in the south passes a riverfront pub.
The hunting perch of a Great Blue Heron.
trail signs at boundary between open meadow and forest
Segment of paved shared bike-pedestrian path. A popular walking segment, passing close to an urban area, along a forested park, by a rapidly flowing stream. Popular swimming and picnick area in summer.
Trail turns from pavement to light gravel, heads north up the east bank of the stream, through a dense forest. Be alert for fast oncoming mountain bikes, there are apparenrtly some serious MB networks farther north.
hill and mountain views, forest and wildflowers
Dike trail on west side of main Pit River, Mount Baker views, pleasure boating activity.
Gillnetter Pub, summer covered patio, Fraser River views. The bike racks at back of parking lot can be seen from outdoor tables.