Roderick Haig-Brown Loop

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Roderick Haig-Brown Loop is a 5.0 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Scotch Creek, British Columbia, Canada that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
155 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

walking

forest

river

This is a fascinating place to visit at any time of year, but particularly in early October during the run of the Adams River sockeye salmon. The Adams River has one of the largest Sockeye salmon runs in North America. Every fourth year is a “dominant” salmon run, with millions of fish to be seen (2014 and 2018 will be dominant runs). The Adams River Salmon Society coordinate the celebration known as the “Salute to the Sockeye” during the dominant years. The following years are “sub-dominant” runs of sockeye: 2015, 2019. These years often have substantial returns of sockeye and offer excellent viewing opportunities. During the last three weeks of October in years where there isn’t a “dominant” or “sub-dominant” return, a small number of salmon begin their spawning cycle. The best place to view spawning salmon will be on the new viewing platform approximately 300m west of the the parking lot. Note that this park does not offer any camping facilities. The 26 km trail system is used for for hiking and mountain biking in summer and cross country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy trail with really friendly park rangers. During salmon season, be aware that there are bears in the area (you'll see a lot of scat). In October, on dominant salmon run years, it's a great place to hike and view spawning salmon (and take photos). The Adams River Salmon Society even gives some talks at the park.