Greenway Trails

Description

Accessed from at least four formal locations, the Cranbrook Hill Greenway Trail runs roughly north/south along Prince George’s wilderness western city limits.

The trail’s topography is hilly with moderate slopes. The mountain pine beetle has affected the trail’s views, but this “working forest” features Douglas firs, spruce, poplar, aspen and birch. The only road to cross the trail (Takla Road) is reached eight km south from the Otway Ski Centre. A picnic table marks the halfway point to the UNBC trailhead one km further south. The trail’s highest point (845 metres) is less than a km from a junction that provides access to the UNBC trailhead. The trail from this junction to the UNBC trailhead features a First Nations pit house.

The Cranbrook Hill Greenway Society looks after Greenway Trail maintenance and keeps it in excellent condition. The trail is a multi-use one, but motorized vehicles are not allowed on it, except for approved use.

Trail Info
Distance:
17 km one way
Duration:
4-6 hours
Difficulty:
Easy/Moderate
Elevation Gain:
235 m
Trail Type:
Point to Point
Trail Conditions

In mid-July, 2017, the trail was reported to be in good summer condition, although quite dry. It was to be mowed in late summer. Logging activity is taking place in the woodlot on Takla Road.

Directions

The trail’s northern terminus is at the Otway Ski Centre on Otway Road. A second access point is near UNBC to the southeast. This can be reached by driving up the University Way hill, past the university’s entrance, turning right at the next road and then turning left at the next road leading into a large parking lot. The trail’s southern terminus is beside the Blue Spruce Campground on Kimball Road. The trail can also be accessed from Forests for the World’s parking lot at the end of Kueng Road.