Trails > Hiking Trails
Explore our spaces on foot
Top 10 Trail Experiences
- Columbia and Western Rail Trail from Farron to Midway through Greenwood and Grand Forks. Part of the Great Trail (formerly Trans Canada Trail)
- Kettle Valley Rail Trail that connects to Beaverdell and Rock Creek/Midway. Part of the Great Trail from Midway to McCulloch.
- Midway Hiking and Cycling Trails
- Christina Lake Hiking and Cycling Trails
- Grand Forks Community Trails
- Big White Hiking Trails
- Old Cowboy Ranch Horse Trail Rides in Westbridge
- Mountain Biking Trails for Christina Lake, Grand Forks and Midway
- Trapping Creek Horse Trails north of Beaverdell/Carmi
- Greenwood Twin Flags (first two hikes page 12)
Good to know before you go
- Here are some things that are good to know before you head out on our trails. Above all else, give yourself ample time to enjoy nature in Boundary Country. We’re glad you came.
- Expect a variety of surfaces when hiking trails. This includes the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, the Columbia Western Rail Trail and The Great Trail (formerly the Trans Canada Trail). Expect loose gravel, pavement and unconsolidated railway ballast.
- Some sections are not suitable for road bikes. We recommend a 2.4 tire.
- Detailed information on the Boundary Country portion of the KVR and The Great Trail is at Trails BC
- Explore on your own or get advice from the locals. Contact Wildways, Chain Reaction, Greenwood Museum, Kettle River Museum, and/or KVR Cycle Tours.
- The Kettle River Museum now offers overnight stays in their historic bunkhouse in Midway, right on the KVR.
- Several area businesses offer trail maps, rental bikes and shuttle service. Our local Visitor Centres can direct you to the right people!
- Several of the properties and beaches along the rail trails are private property. Please be considerate and prevent invasive weeds from spreading from the trail. Many private beaches are along the KVR Trail. Please respect trespassing signs or check with owners before using
- Bike helmets are mandatory in British Columbia
- Be sure to check with the local Visitor Centres to find out about parking near the trails
- Many of the most beautiful trails run through sensitive eco-systems — please stay on marked trails to avoid damaging the environment and pack out what you pack in
- Most trails are multi-use and mixed-use. Trail etiquette is ATVs/ORVs yield to all, horses yield to hikers, cyclists yield to horses and hikers
- ATVs and ORV need to follow guidelines for exploring our area
Hiking our Mountain and Park Trails
You’ll love the cool of our mountain and park trails. Hike the trails that surround our lakes and rivers in the summer. In the winter, bundle up and head outdoors on the same trails for pure winter fun. Our trails and walkways abound with colour in the spring and fall. There really is no best time to explore.
Midway’s mountain trail system is 14 km (9 mi) of forested trails hugging the United States’ border. Whether you’re hiking or biking, you’ll be moving in and out of the forest. Enjoy the views of lush, green farmland of the Kettle River Valley and the US Border beyond.
- Travel on well-marked routes, especially when on or near farmland and private property.
- Respect the privacy of property owners and nearby residents
- Leave no trace and carry out all garbage
- Do not remove anything from the area
- Follow fire regulations
- Camp only at designated campsites
- Horses have right of away over hikers, and bikers yield to everyone.