Abbotsford 64 -70k Loop for FraserFEST
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About the Journey:
This Loop combines the popular Discovery Trail and Matsqui Trails to form a loop via the Clayburn Creek Park Trail creating a 64 to 70 kilometre varied and very interesting journey. Of note, the Matsqui Trail and the eastern part of the Discovery Trail are on the main route of the Trans Canada Trail. Apart from bottom valley views of the coastal mountains including Mt. Baker the main features along the route are Fishtrap Creek/Ellwood Park wetlands, the Discovery Trail paved pathway, views of farmlands and the Fraser River, the Clayburn Creek Park Trail, Clayburn heritage site, the forest approaching Douglas Taylor Park, and much more. It extends the Trails BC Cycle Loop by 24k as well as adding quite a bit of roadway. It follows the Fraser River along the whole Matsqui Trail and, of course, in Glen Valley. All of it takes place on the west side of Sumas Mountain still requiring going over Mt. Lehman involving a 150m/495ft change of elevation twice.
Allow 6 to 7hours to complete this more challenging journey. Cyclists should have experienced cycling 40 km with some ease to attempt this trip.
We invite you to try this routing on your own.
We are planning this excusion for Friday, August 24, 2018.
The following are the expected event instructions:
We are aiming to meet in Glen Valley Regional Park on the Fraser River by 7:30 a.m. We plan to stop for lunch at Clayburn Village Candy Store which more like a coffee shop-restaurant. We shoulbe back at Glen Valley for 5:30 p.m. for socializing and the Salmon Feast.