Time  2 hours 18 minutes

Coordinates 2318

Uploaded December 12, 2015

Recorded December 2015

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-3 f
-85 f
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4.6
9.2
18.37 mi

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near Gifford, British Columbia (Canada)

Farmland and rural historic village with old store and teahouse. Most segments have distant mountian views to north, east, or south. Mount Baker in USA is prominent, snow covered year round, and strongly resembles Mt. Fuji in Japan.

The track is very flat except when going on or off dikes. Roads are all paved, dykes are light gravel, river side trails are hard pack with possible muddy sections.

The track starts near the south bank of Fraser River close to the south end of a bridge across the Fraser River (Mission is at north end of bridge). It follows quiet rural roads to Clayburn Village. The Clayburn Village store offers tea, coffee, ice cream, etc. and has sit down tables. Return from village through farmland and along dike trails passing Matsqui Regional Park.

In December migrating birds are seen, with swans coming in for landing or taking-off in fields near the roads.
River

Fraser River Trail

parallel trails on dike and along river bank -light gravel along dike -may be muddier along riverbank
Photo

Mountain views

Birding spot

Road conditions, farms, swans in fields

country roads, some with shoulders, light traffic. swans migrating in December
Provisioning

Clayburn Village

Rustic store, good stop for coffee/tea
Waypoint

Road conditions, willow tree, abandoned barn

River

Fraser River Dike - Cross Canada Trail

East end of dike trail segment
River

Top of dike path

popular walking and biking section along river, good unobstructed views from elevated dyke path.
River

River bank path

alternate between parallel paths on top of dike and along river bank
Photo

Mount Baker, Washington State, USA

Information

CP Rail Main Line

Uncontrolled level crossing, stop and look

1 comment

  • Photo of mclivancouver

    mclivancouver Jan 5, 2016

    Old fashion general store and tea room. https://www.wikiloc.com/cycling-trails/to-clayburn-village-near-abbotsford-bc-11653518/photo-7139174

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