hiking
5 days ago

Kids loved it!! Some steep hills but overall a nice walk

A nice and easy walk in the park (not really a hike). Recommended for all ages. :)

2 months ago

Hardly a hike. Easy walk with few hills. Very scenic forest.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike!

8 months ago

9 months ago

geocaching
Sunday, May 01, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

on Houston Trail

walking
Thursday, December 31, 2015

Houston Tail is great if you're looking for a well groomed gravel walk through nature that is more dynamic then a level and simple walk. It has many inclines and declines that get your heart pumping but aren't so intense that you'd call it a "hike". But you definitely get a good work out.

You also get very different views. You see a meadow/marsh, you get a view over fields, and you can also detour off the circular route and go to the Fraser River. 1/3 of the way you'll see the trail split 3 ways. The signs here are confusing and incorrect. To keep in the circular trail continue what looks like "forward" and you'll return to the main parking lot. The branch off to the side will lead you down to a heritage house I believe, the road (not the one you came on), and the Fraser River. If you're wanting some extra Km, you can go down that trail and return.

It has a few benches along the route, especially once you get to the top of hills or if there is a "view point". There's also an outhouse toilet incase you need to go - you'll see from the parking lot at the trail head on the left side of the parking lot.

You can enter the trail one of two ways from the main parking lot. Both take you on the same trail just different directions. Depending which direction you wish to start with slightly changes how your walk will be. The trail head near the outhouse gives you more uphill climbing in my experience, where as the one in the middle (more to the right) will give you more declines. Since I have sensitive knees I've learned to take the one on the left. It's not as beautiful at the beginning but I enjoy that direction better.

This trail is very well maintained. I've gone after a big windstorm and they had moved all fallen branches and chopped up the trees fallen over the paths so there was not even a twig in your way. I've noticed there's often little frogs all over the certain parts of the trails. They're pretty good at jumping away from you but just watch your feet if you care about the little guys.

I see a lot of people run this trail. I've never tried it but I'm sure it would be an excellent circuit and great for building leg muscles especially amping up to hiking.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sunday, November 29, 2015