Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
Hiking opportunities abound in and around Prince George. Beginners can find easy trails for enjoyable walks, while experienced hikers will find more challenging prospects an hour or two away.
Trails in Prince George
The Heritage River Trails network is found along riverbanks and parks throughout the city including Cottonwood Island and Carrie Jane Gray parks. There are also a number of heritage sites noted on the Prince George City website.
The 15km/9mi Forests for the World Trail, at Cranbrook Hill and Kueng Road next to UNBC, offers an enjoyable walk and educational experience. Trail sites include Shane Lake and a city lookout point.
Hike in Provincial Parks
There are many excellent hiking opportunities in provincial parks near Prince George including Bobtail Mountain, Crooked River, Dahl Lake, Eskers, Evanoff, Sugarbowl-Grizzly Den, Three Sisters, and West Lake provincial parks. Trails vary in lengths and difficulty.