Hiking and Walking Trails in Merritt BC
Trails in Merritt BC Canada
We Have A Variety Of Merritt Walking & Hiking Trails
Nicola Valley Also Provides Motorized or Non-motorized Recreations Trails and Areas
Do we have trails in Merritt, BC! If you are looking to use your motorized ATV or dirt bike we have trails for you. If you are a non motorized trail user we can accommodate you as well. Most of the trails we use are in the Nicola Valley surrounding Merritt, but I will get to them at a later date.
Trails in the City of Merritt BC Canada
Trails in Merritt, BC are varied from walks beside the river to hikes along a mountain ridge. Many of the trails do not have a name as they are on Crown Land.
Take your dog for a walk
Yes we have dog friendly trails. Whereas many residents know of these trails, visitor probably don’t. Therefore, as your guide, I will cover a few of the trails in Merritt that I use. The first of these is a no name trail I call the Doggie Walk Way. Many residents use this path to walk their dogs because they are in the woods and the dogs can run freely.
Because the trail connects the Bench Subdivision to Grandview Heights you have the option of entering from either end. From the Grandview Heights end you go to the top of Peregrine Way. From the Bench side you enter at the top of Pineridge Drive.
The Pineridge Drive entrance is my favourite for two reasons. One, it is just outside my front door, but more importantly it’s just a short walk to Dairy Queen when you reach the Grandview Heights end. In fact you have access to all the eateries on DeWolf Way when you go this way.
Take it Easy
This trail is easy and is meant for a leisurely stroll when you are looking for a short walk. The total round trip is about forty minutes to an hour depending on who is on the walk. Little kids and pets will probably put you on the longer end of the time frame.
The trail provides views of the valley and downtown but you will also be able to see some houses through the trees so you know you can’t get lost. So if you are looking for something to do and dont have a lot of time this may be the trail for you.
Romp beside the River
Another of the trails in Merritt, BC is the River Walk. You also have two options for accessing this trail. The best one is from Voght Street across from Claybanks RV Park where there is lots of parking. The other option is to use the entrance on Main Street at Canford Ave. You can park along the Canford side of Voght Park.
Beauty and Serenity
The trail is short as it takes about fifteen minutes one way. However, the beauty and serenity are worth the time. In addition, you will meet friendly Merrittonians who will greet you with a smile and a hearty welcome. The trail is also used in some community events such as the Merritt Country Run
Expansion on the Way?
The good news is that there may be an expansion of this trail to make it a real tourist attraction. With the demise of the Tolko Mill there is an opportunity to extend the trail along the Coldwater to the south east. The more exciting improvement is the possibility of using the old Kettle Valley Rail line to create a trail that is just over sixty Kilometers, from Merritt to Spence’s Bridge While there are many issues to resolve the TNRD, the City, the Lower Nicola Indian Band and some interested citizens are working on the possibility. We can only hope this can come to fruition!,Trails in Merritt.
Trails in Merritt, BC
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