The only average thing about these hikes is their difficulty. Some of these will still include steep sections but they can be great family outings and reward visitors with some amazing memories.
The TRGG trail system offers over 50 self-guided hikes to various geosites. Trails are well signed and information for visitor includes level of difficulty, specific features such as waterfalls, picnicking, dinosaur footprints and geo sites, distance from community to trail head and availability of cell service. Updating of brochures, guidebooks and interpretive signage is a continual process. Self-guided hiking brochures have been developed by the local <a href=”http://www.wnms.ca/” target=”_blank”>Wolverine Nordic Mountain Society (WNMS)</a>. They can be downloaded here or picked up at the Visitor Information Centre and Community Centre downtown.
The Tumbler Ridge Geopark is home to many creatures but the hiker should be aware of Black and Grizzly Bears. Almost all human interaction with bears is of a defensive nature in which the bear will make a lot of noise and really just wants you out of his space. It is generally best to play dead in this situation – regardless of Grizzly or Black Bear. Predatory attacks are quick different and most common with Black Bears and Cougars. You must fight back and defend yourself. It is recommended that hikers travel in groups and carry Bear Spray. More information on Bear encounters is available here from the Center for Wildlife Information.
If you need more information please don’t hesitate to contact us! We will forward your inquiry to the appropriate people or groups and get back to you as soon as possible.
Appropriate hiking gear includes:
Layers of clothing
A flint & tinder
It’s important to let someone know where you’re headed and when you expect to return. Our Visitor Information Centre keeps track of hikers all the time and can be reached at 250-242-3123, or drop in downtown.