July 31, 2011 | Tips from Travellers >
Prince George, Hiking
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In the heart of Prince George, there are several hiking and leisure walking trails that are available for use. There are several starting points to the trail that can be accessed from main parking lots. The trail length is 12.5 kilometers in total and can be accessed from 2 parking lots off of Foothills Boulevard and one parking lot off Ospika Boulevard. There is one outhouse on the trail, at the main starting point on Foothills. The trail encircles a meadow that is often home to several species of wildlife including deer, moose and red foxes and coyotes. If you are an avid birdwatcher, Moore's Meadow is the best place that you could position yourself. On more than one occasion, I have seen a bald eagle and sparrows in and circling the area above the main path. I recommend the trail as a hiking path during summer, spring and fall. The colour changes are absolutely remarkable and the scenery is a treat to those looking to experience the wilderness in their own backyard. Although the trail is a most common use area for hikers and runners, it is also popular for mountain bikers looking for a leisurely ride. In some sections, there are off leash areas where you make take your dog for a walk and let it run free in the meadow. The trail is composed of packed earth and wood chips and in some sections there are tree routes sprouting from the ground!
The park is also a great spot for those interested in being a part of the history of Prince George!! The meadow is based from a ground upheaval sometime during the ice age thousands of years ago!
Pop into the Prince George Visitors information center to get more information on Moore's Meadows and several other trails in Prince George!!