Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
As might be expected in bountiful, agricultural lands, walking and hiking paths are numerous around Abbotsford.
Many are flat, easy-to-walk, cycling and jogging routes along the dykes such as the Sumas River and Arnold Dyke trails, both off Hwy 1. Sumas Mountain presents much more challenging hikes. Be aware that many trails and access roads are shared with mountain bikers and horseback riders.
Sumas Mountain Regional Park (moderate-difficult)
Whether it's for fishing, swimming or picnicking, Chadsey Lake is a popular destination for hikers who don't mind a bit of a scramble. The route is frequently muddy and log steps along the way can be slippery. The trail head is about 2km/1.2mi from the upper gate, and is also about 2km/1.2mi in length; allow two hours for the round trip.