60k linear trail
- KML/KMZ files can be opened in Google Earth, and many smartphone apps.
- 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:
This 60 km route Follows dikes on both sides of the Fraser River taking in Hatzic Lake from Neilson Regional Park, Westminster Abbey Lookout, the Fraser River Heritage Park, the Mission Bridge to the Matsqui Trail on the south side. We follow the Matsqui Trail, part of the Trans Canada Trail, to Douglas Taylor Regional Park in the Mt. Lehman area. From there we make our way past farmlands to Glen Valley Regional Park. Expect great bottom valley views of surrounding mountain peaks.
The featured First Nations along this route are the Sumas Band of the greater Sto:lo First Nation on the south side of Sumas Moiuntain and the Matsqui Band of the Sto:lo Nation Council. We end in the Kwatlen FN of the greater Sto:lo First Nation territory as we approach Fort Langley.
• LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
This is the most difficult of the four FraserFEST rides and is great for those looking for a challenge. Change in elevation can be as much as 192m/630'. Cyclists should have experience cycling at least 40 km with some ease to attempt this trip.
Register for this ride by first going to the Trails BC Meetup Page - you will need to become a member of the meetup and can easily decline the membership after the meetup - the membership is free. From there you will also need to register with the Rivershed Society using the link on the Meetup page. The ride limit is 10 cyclists.
We welcome you to try this routing on your own.