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GRST Hiking Information

Safety Disclaimer

This trail is hundreds of kilometers in length and maintained by volunteers. Conditions, signage and maintenance of the trail will vary depending on proximity to local communities and clubs. Be informed and before use, communicate with the Clubs and Partners closest to your destination to ensure a safe riding experience.

The Gold Rush Snowmobile Trail (GRST) area is host to a wonderful selection of hiking and backpacking terrain. Whether you enjoy trekking along marked trails or straying off the beaten path, you are sure to find the challenge that you seek. A multitude of opportunities present themselves along the GRST, ranging from a gentle nature walk to a rugged climb. You will find mapped hiking and backpacking trails, as well as a whole host of main roads from which to begin your very own adventure. The following information notes identified trails and main roads located along the GRST.

 

LOCH LOMOND TRAILS
Just northwest of 70 Mile House, the Loch Lomond Trails boast minimal elevation gains. Sergeant John McMurphy of the Royal Engineers opened a road house at 74 Mile and named it the Loch Lomond House, which the Loch Lomond Trails are presumably named for. While hiking these designated trails, you are sure to see beautiful orange lichen-stained boulders.

FLAT LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK
The 4,275 hectare Flat Lake Provincial Park is located west of Begbie Summit and offers the opportunity to view wildlife. This park does not contain developed trails and is not regularly serviced or patrolled. It is recommended that park users bring their own drinking water. Grazing and trapping are still permitted in this park, so please use caution. Flat Lake Provincial Park can be accessed via Davis Lake Road. More Information

100 MILE HOUSE AREA
West of 93 Mile, you will find the 800 and 900 forest service roads which offer a wonderful starting point for your own custom adventure. Whether your goal is to challenge yourself, or to follow the path of least resistance, you are guaranteed to have a wonderful time. Additionally, the 99 Mile cross-crounty skiing trails are located just southwest of 100 Mile House. Another set of cross-country skiing trails are located in 108 Mile House. These trails present yet another excellent opportunity to explore the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Region.

MOOSE VALLEY PROVINCIAL PARK
A few miles west of 100 Mile House, down the Gustafson Lake Forest Service Road, waits Moose Valley Provincial Park. The park is comprised of 2,322 hectares of wildlife-rich land. Within the confines of this provincial park, there are twelve small lakes which connect to form the Moose Valley Canoe Chain. Park users can camp at either end of the canoe chain in this park. More Information

HELENA LAKE AREA
The perfect opportunity to customize another journey along the Gold Rush Snowmobile Trail (GRST) arises along Helena Lake Forest Service Road near 100 Mile House. You can hike the entire Helena Lake area or just pass northeast through to Lac La Hache. Those planning to trek onward to Lac La Hache should note that they will be hiking toward the south side of Lac La Hache while the community itself is located on the north shore of Lac La Hache. Traditionally, as well as during the Gold Rush, Lac La Hache was a very important place to First Nations communities who held celebrations there. More Information

HORSEFLY AREA
In the areas of Spout Lake, Eagle Lake, Two Mile Lake, through to Starlight Lake is a vast wilderness area inundated with a myriad of forest service access roads from which to begin your own adventure. Near Horsefly, you will find the Corner Lake Recreation Trails, Moffat Falls, Horsefly Mountain, Abbott Lake, and Viewland Mountain Trails. You might also enjoy a scenic trip along the Horsefly River, especially when the salmon are spawning and the entire river is full of red gold. The community of Horsefly boasts wheelchair accessibility, especially their wheelchair accessible salmon viewing platforms. Please be considerate of the salmon and any other wildlife along the GRST, for your own safety and the safety of the wildlife.