A series of trails just across the river from downtown Midway, BC. Climb up the hills and you can even see into the Good 'Ole USofA from some of the vistas.
Find Florence Street and go South, crossing the bridge and turn to the right (West) on Fritz Road. Trailhead (With Parking) is ~700m along that road and a second Trailhead another 500m further West.
The trails are suitable for all levels of hikers and mountain bikers. You could spend an hour or a couple of days to explore them all. There are a total of 12 km's of trail on the mountain and 2.1 km's along the Kettle River. The average grade of the mountain trails is approximately 12 % with a maximum grade of 25%.
The "Riverwalk" Trail is especially suited to the casual hiker or for cross country skiing as it is mostly level and meanders through the trees next to the Kettle River. Leave about one hour to do this trail and consider returning to the Village via the Trans Canada trail stopping at the Midway Station (Kettle River Museum) on your return trip.
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Posted By: trailpeak
- Tue Nov 17 00:20:01 UTC 2009
CommentYes JGreaves, I see you found it, you just click "wiki edit" and once complete, we get a notification about the change, and approve it. While waiting, you can click "wiki update pending" to see the proposed change. Thx.
Posted By: jgreaves
- Mon Oct 12 17:01:19 UTC 2009
QuestionIs there anyway to change descriptions or directions on previously posted individual trail pages if mistakes are noticed? Or to ask questions or answer questions just about the individual trail? I notice that on the Midway BC Trail page the direction tab directions are not to Midway Trails at all. Also the original poster asked about the suitiability of the trails to cross country skiing. The way the feedback/trail review system is set up does not allow you to just address this question.
JohnANSWERS are in this forum: Changes to individual Trail Pages.
Posted By: jmsgraham33
- Wed Oct 07 00:57:36 UTC 2009
UpsideGreat trail system. Well built. Running surface is very smooth. Horizontal and vertical alignment is very good. Fabulous views of surrounding area. Trails mostly in the forest with many stunning views from openings. Total vertical from bottom to top is approx 350 meters. Deer are abundant, bears etc are very rare. Approx 15 kms of great trail. DownsideThere is no downside other than we may not have funding in 2010 to continue building more trail. CommentI am an avid mountain biker and have ridden these trails for the past 15 years. Best kept secret in the Interior of BC.
Posted By: jgreaves
- Sat Oct 03 15:52:27 UTC 2009
UpsideThese trails have recently (2009) been upgraded to meet International Mountain Bike Association Standards and are suitable for all levels of hikers or mountain bikers. Quite a few km's of trails added and the exisiting trails widened, sloped and grade adjusted (rerouted) to conform to the standards. Great views of the Kettle River Valley. Also built a trail that meanders along the Kettle River west of the Village and connects with the Trans Canada Trail just east of the Sawmill site. DownsideStill a little more area to be developed hoping for more funding next year. Need to have a foot bridge across the Kettle River to connect the River Trails to the Mountain Trails. CommentAs I was one of the ones doing the work on the trails my opinion may be a little slanted towards the positive. However from all the positive comments that I have recieved and from my limited comparison to other trails I have seen this trail system compares very positively to others.