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Rod Reid Trail

ROD REID TRAIL

HOW TO GET THERE:

The trail is located at the top of 9th avenue, and is a continuation of the Eveneshen Nature Trail.

To reach 9th avenue, take 8th avenue from Highway 16, follow it to the end, where it will loop over to join up with 9th avenue, Turn right onto 9th Avenue at the stop sign.

Go approximately 400 m and you will see a parking lot on the left side of 9th that provides easy access to the trail.

THE TRAIL:

  • Length: 2.2 km
  • Degree of Difficulty: easy
  • Condition: wide, flat, maintained and wheelchair accessible (still rough in a few spots!)
  • Access Condition: Gravel
  • Users: hikers, bikers
  • Other Activities: bird watching, some wildlife viewing
  • Wildlife and Vegetation: The trail is located by a slew, which provides an excellent opportunity to watch all types of birds, ducks, geese and the resident beaver. Other wildlife may also be occasionally seen.

The trail circles a slew named Loch Lomond, providing an excellent opportunity to view marsh life. The trail can be walked on its own or as a continuation of the Eveneshen Nature Trail that ends merely on the other side of 9th avenue. The bridge crossing Saul Creek was donated by Burns Lake Community Forest.

Along the trail you will notice the Magee Trail which connects the Rod Reid trail to the Kager Lake Trail System.

Educational nature signs are featured around the trail (wildlife photos and information), and viewing platforms give a great vantage point to watch wildlife and birds.

HISTORY:

The Rod Reid Trail was a project undertaken by the Rotary Club in memory of Rod Reid who passed away as a result of a motorcycle accident.

The construction of the trail was made possible with partial funding from Fisheries Renewal BC and the enormous support from the community in the form of volunteers. The consent of the surrounding landowners and the donation of the land for the parking lot by the Village were also greatly appreciated. The trail was completed in the summer of 2001.

SAFETY:

Although close to town, be aware of the possibility of encounters with bears.
Please look both ways before crossing the street!

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