AN OVERVIEW This map provides an overview of the Maple Ridge trails featured in this document in relation to The Great Trail.
Welcome to Maple Ridge, where city meets country. Maple Ridge is surrounded on three sides by rivers and the Golden Ears Mountains to the north. The City is home to some of the most beautiful trails and parks that British Columbia has to offer. We hope you enjoy exploring and playing while using these trail maps as your guide. MAPLE RIDGE TRAILS
THE GREAT TRAIL Equestrian Trail
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Albion Park Trails
THE GREAT TRAIL Pedestrian Trail
Albion Fairgrounds Trail Hammond Stadium Trail Dike Trail - 216 Street Dike Trail - Jerry Sulina
Maple Ridge Park Trails
Silver Valley Trails
Thornhill Trails 10. Maple Crest Trails
11. Kanaka Creek - Fraser River 12. Kanaka Creek - Cliff Falls 13. Whonnock Lake Trail
Mapping data courtesy of www.thegreattrail.ca
BE PREPARED • CLOTHING & SUPPLIES - Wear weather and trail appropriate clothing/gear and be sure to pack water, snacks, first aid supplies and sunscreen! • TELL SOMEONE - Let someone know where you plan to go and when you plan to be back. • USE DESIGNATED TRAILS - For your safety, avoid going off-trail and bring a map and compass. Cell phones are great tools; however, you may not have cell service in remote areas. • IF YOU NEED HELP – If you get lost or need help, stay visible, call for help or ask a fellow trail user. Call 911 if there is an emergency and let them know what trail you’re on, your surroundings and any other location information that will help them locate you. • BRIDGES & BOARDWALKS - Regardless of weather, bridges and boardwalks can be slippery! Use caution when crossing. • WILDLIFE AWARE – Be aware of wildlife on the trails (bears, cougars, deer) and safely enjoy nature. Do not approach wildlife and use additional caution on trails with recent wildlife sightings. • WIND & SNOW - Be aware that wind or snow conditions can cause trees or branches to fall. Avoid walking in heavily forested areas during severe wind or snow storms. TRAIL ETIQUETTE • RESPECTING OUR NEIGHBOURS - Some of our neighbours live adjacent to trails. Please respect their privacy. • DESIGNATED TRAILS - Our teams work hard to manage our designated trails. For your safety and trail preservation, please do not create new trails. • DOGS ON TRAILS – Unless you are in an off leash area, keep dogs on leash and remember to clean up after your pets. • HORSES ON TRAILS – Use horse-friendly trails to keep you, your animal and your fellow trail-users safe. • RULES OF THE ROAD - Just like when you drive, stay to the right of trail and pass on the left. • PROTECTING NATURE - Do not disturb or remove plants or wildlife. Do not litter and, if you come across someone else’s litter, help keep our trails clean and take it out with you. • FIRE SAFETY - Fires are not permitted. Do not build structures, fire rings or dig trenches. • YIELDING - Makeway for your fellow trail users! Cyclists should yield to both hikers and horseback riders; hikers yield to horseback riders.
WALKWAYS The surfacing of these pathways is typically asphalt or concrete. The widths of the walkways are between 1.2m – 3.0m with gentle grades generally less than 5% slope. Walkways are designed for walking, jogging and cycling and may accommodate strollers, wheelchairs and rollerblades on flat terrain. URBAN NATURE TRAILS The surfacing of these trails is generally gravel or wood mulch. They are typically 1.5m - 2.0m wide and are designed for walking, jogging and cycling. Urban Nature trails in flat terrain may also accommodate strollers. The grades can vary between flat and up to 15% slopes. NATURE TRAILS The surfacing of these trails is typically gravel, wood mulch or native soil. These trails are typically less than 1.5m wide. Nature trails will lead through natural areas and are designed for sure-footed pedestrians with appropriate footwear. These trails can also be used for low speed off- road cycling where permitted. Natural hazards may be present including grades that may exceed 20% slope; additional care should be taken when using these trails. EQUESTRIAN TRAILS The surfacing of these trails is typically gravel, wood mulch or native soil. Equestrian trails include roadside shoulder trails; Dike trails and off road trails. Pedestrians and low speed cyclists may also use these trails. Natural hazards may be present including grades that may exceed 20% slope and water crossings; care should be taken when using these trails. Always yield to horseback riders.
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ALBION PARK Visit Albion Park for the bike skills area and playground. Enjoy your walk amongst the older growth trees and wetlands and watch for birds and other wildlife, or take in the beautiful views at the top of the hill.
Trail: Nature and Equestrian Trail Surface: Gravel / Native soil Grade: 0 – 10% slope, multiple hills, with small sections up to 20% AMENITIES: Playground, picnic shelter, picnic tables, benches, baseball/soccer field, water tap, parking lot.
ALBION PARK: 24460 104 AVE
JIM ROBSON WAY
Dog Off-Leash Park
The Albion Fairgrounds & Sports Complex are home to many special events in the summer as well as sports (like soccer and baseball) throughout the year. Be sure to bring along your four- legged friend to play in the Dog Off-Leash area, your kids to play in the spray park or enjoy lunch in the picnic shelter near the Sports Complex. ALBION FAIRGROUNDS & SPORTS COMPLEX
Trail: Urban Nature Trail and Walkway Surface: Gravel & Asphalt Grade: Flat Total Trail Length: 1,600m loop AMENITIES: Playground, spray park, picnic shelter, picnic tables, benches, baseball/ soccer field, drinking fountain and water tap, parking lot, outhouse.
FAIRGROUNDS: 23448 Jim Robson Way ALBION SPORTS COMPLEX: 23778 104 AVE
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HAMMOND STADIUM The highlights of this park are Hammond Stadium, Larry Walker Field and Hammond Outdoor Pool. Located in the Hammond neighbourhood, you will find short Urban Nature Trails, Walkways and plenty to do for the whole family.
Trail: Urban Nature Trail and Walkway Surface: Gravel & Asphalt Grade: Flat Total Trail Length: 500m loop AMENITIES: Washroom facility, drinking fountain, outdoor swimming pool, playground, picnic tables, benches, baseball and soccer fields, parking lot.
HAMMOND STADIUM: 20601 WESTFIELD AVE
Dog Off-Leash Park
CITY OF PITT MEADOWS
CITY OF MAPLE RIDGE
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DIKE TRAILS 216 STREET
DIKE TRAILS JERRY SULINA This section of the Maple Ridge Dike Trail System has a designated Dog Off- Leash area and is the perfect place to take your furry friend for a walk.
The Maple Ridge Dike Trail System is home to various birds and other nature. With a spectacular view of the mountains, blueberry fields and a flat grade trail, the Dike Trails are sure to become one of your favourite outings.
Trail: Urban Nature and Equestrian Trail, Surface: Gravel , Grade: Flat Total Trail Length: 2,689 m loop, 7,455 m loop
HERITAGE WALK If you are looking for a walk with a fun destination, try the Heritage Walk! This paved, neighbourhood path will take you between the Maple Ridge Museum, the Haney House and the Haney Wharf. Enjoy the view of the Fraser River, or listen to live music on the wharf in the summertime.
Trail: Walkway Surface: Asphalt & Concrete Grade: Some sections up to 10% slope Total Trail Length: 1,268m one way AMENITIES: Outhouse in Brickwood Park, drinking fountain, playground, basketball court, tennis court, benches, picnic tables, parking lot at Maple Ridge Museum.
MAPLE RIDGE MUSEUM: 22520 116 AVE
MAPLE RIDGE PARK Walk along the Alouette River in one of Maple Ridge’s oldest parks. In the summertime, kids can play on the large playground or in the spray park while the rest of the family enjoys the open grass and picnic areas.
Trail: Urban Nature Trail and Walkway Surface: Gravel & Asphalt Grade: 0 – 5% slope with a small steep section Trail Length: 920m one way AMENITIES: Washroom facility, outhouses, spray park, playground, picnic shelter, picnic tables, benches, drinking fountain, parking lots.
SILVER VALLEY Wildlife and fun are abundant on the Silver ValleyNeighbourhood Trails. These trails lead you through a vibrant, growing neighbourhood in Maple Ridge. Expect to share the trail with local equestrian riders.
Trail: Urban Nature and Equestrian Trail Surface: Gravel Grade: 0 – 15% slope, multiple hills, with sections >25%
AMENITIES: Street parking only.
THORNHILL The Thornhill Trails are a section of the larger equestrian trail system and are popular with the equestrian community. Enjoy the surrounding nature while traversing the trail on horseback or try this trail on foot if you’re looking for a challenging hike!
Trail: Equestrian Trail Surface: Gravel / Native soil Grade: 0-25% slope, multiple hills, with sections >25%
AMENITIES: Street parking only.
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MAPLE CREST This trail is tucked away in a neighbourhood corridor blending nature with suburban life. Enjoy this walk with your family, dog and friends.
KANAKACREEK RIVER FRONT REGIONAL PARK Visit the Fraser Riverfront Trail for views of the Fraser River and Kanaka Creek oxbow or watch wildlife in and around these vibrant waters.
KANAKACREEK CLIFF FALLS REGIONAL PARK
Walk through the sandstone canyons and marvel at the spectacular waterfalls. The Bell Irving Fish Hatchery makes a great stop for people of all ages, and the coastal rainforest is home to wildlife and beautiful sites. Trail: Nature Trail and Equestrian Trail, Surface: Gravel/Native soil, Grade: Has some challenging hills AMENITIES: Outhouse, picnic tables, benches, garbage can, parking lots, drinking fountain in Cliff Park.
WHONNOCK LAKE Look out onto the beautiful lake surrounded by trees, wildlife and a beach with opportunities for swimming, kayaking, basketball and more. There is plenty to do at this popular Maple Ridge park!
Trail: Walkway Surface area: Concrete, asphalt and gravel Grade: Generally flat Trail length: 655m AMENITIES: Playground, basketball court, picnic shelter, picnic tables, beach and swim area, parking lot, washrooms at Whonnock Lake Centre.