This trail system contains three loop trails located on the south and west sides of Jewel Lake. The Blue Heron (2.5 km) and Roderick Dhu (5.8 km) trails run through forested terrain with some small open marshy areas.
The Eholt Trail skirts a large grassy meadow surrounding the outlet stream for Jewel Lake. Although the trails were designed chiefly for winter use by x-country skiers, they receive some summer use by hikers, joggers, and mountain bikers.
The trails are fairly level for the most part, but all contain short hills that add variety. The linear trail adjoining the north end of the Roderick Dhu trail is a steep continuous hill that leads to a small abandoned mine. Trail users may find the horizontal shaft and collapsed buildings interesting to explore, but there are no safety barriers, so enter at your own risk. Skiers may wish to avoid this route when it's icy.
From Grand Forks, proceed west on the highway 3 to the junction with Boundary Creek Road around 28 km west of Grand Forks. Turn left onto this road, and drive 1.0 km to the junction with Jewel Lake Road. Turn right onto this road and follow it for 9.2 km to the trailheads. Look for a large trail map sign and a registration box on the left side of the road. This is the trailhead for the Roderick Dhu and Blue Heron Trails.
The trailhead for Eholt Trail lies across the road and 200 m up Jewel Lake Avenue at Jewel Lake Resort. Drive through the resort, cross the bridge, then turn right into the parking area. There is another trial map sign located in the resort.
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Posted By: FamilyGuy
- Fri Jan 01 01:04:28 UTC 2010
UpsideThe New owner are a breath of fresh air to Jewel Lake and made it a great place to stay. the loss of dictator Leo has once again made it a great place to bring the kids and have fun.
Posted By: jewel lake
- Tue Nov 10 01:59:59 UTC 2009
UpsideHi Kaiztymez and everyone...we are the new owners of Jewel Lake Resort and we are very friendly people who encourage you to come and use our trails and enjoy the beauty of the area. I am sorry to hear about your experience with the previous owners... give us another try, we promise you a warm, hearty welcome.
Caroline and Jim Harrison
Posted By: kaiztymez
- Wed Jan 09 20:05:37 UTC 2008
UpsideI would just like to do some updating regarding my comments. My family has met the new owners Jim and Caroline and have said they are great people who really take care of the Resort, music to many ears. I, like many, are glad the dictator is gone. We all welcome you to Jewel Lake and wish you all the best. Jewel Lake is an incredible place, and for us who have residences there, we love the trails and use them all season. Look forward to meeting Jim and Caroline in the future, blue skies. DownsideDuring our vacation at Jewel Lake, we were verbally assaulted while snowmobiling at Jewel Lake. While turning onto a trail, we noticed we were on a cross country ski trail. We veered off as soon as we could, to be met by a man from the resort who almost hit my wifes snowmobile, he was coming at us so fast. He proceeded to swear at my wife almost sending her into tears. What came out of this mans mouth was pitiful, especially when directed at a lady. After numerous apologies to the man, he still continued to be very verbal. After speaking with many other people who habitat the area, we soon found out that this was one of many situations people have had with this person.<BR>I would just like to warn others who visit this area, that if you are looking for a safe place for your family to snowmobile, please stay clear of Jewel Lake. We feel that our apology was well voiced to this person, yet he just continued to attack us verbally. This is truly uncalled for, especially by a business owner.<BR><BR>sincerely,<BR><BR>Concerned tourists