Orange - 63 km main cycle loop
Brown - Walking trail - 2 km
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- GPX files can be opened by most GPS software apps when KMZ cannot. Note, GPX files do not contain custom colours and icons that we use on our maps; all tracks and icons will appear the same colours and styles. We recommend using KMZ instead when possible.
- GPX-Garmin are GPX files that we have optimized for older Garmin units that only display tracks that contain 500 points or less (such as Garmin eTrex units).
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About the Journey:
Be prepared for a fairly hilly and challenging 63 km cycle.
This Cycle Loop features greenways and parks in Langley and the Township of Langley. The greenways are linked with fairly lengthy but quiet country roads along farmland, forests, industry, and communities.
The main parks consist of the Campbell Valley Regional Park and the Aldergrove Regional Park part which is actually across the Abbotsford boundary. One section of the route is shared with equestrians following the 4th and 8th Ave alignment paralleling the U.S. border. The other main greenways follow the Nicomekl River system heading towards Crescent Beach and Hydro corridors.
Of interest, the route takes in significant sections of the Old Yakle Road part of what is now the Fraser Highway. One section still has the the original cement centre sections from 1923. Here is a Wikipedia link explaining its historical significage due to the Gold Rush as part of a route from New Westminster to Hope and then to the existing route to Yale: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Yale_Road Here is a quote,
"Construction began in 1874 for a wagon road between New Westminster and Hope roughly paralleling the route of the Telegraph Trail of 1865. On maps it was called the New Westminster and Yale (Wagon) Road, but known locally as Yale Road.
The route of Yale Road ran from New Westminster in a southeasterly direction through Langley Prairie and Aldergrove to Abbotsford. The road proceeded to curve south to follow a path along the south shore of Sumas Lake and along the north base of the Vedder Mountains through Yarrow, Vedder Crossing, north to Sardis and Chilliwack. From Chilliwack, the road followed Reece's old trail through Rosedale and Bridal Falls, then northeasterly along the south shore of the Fraser River through Cheam View and Laidlaw to Hope and Yale."