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Discovery Trail

Discovery Trail - jpg imageDiscovery Trail is a paved corridor spanning through the community, connecting the East and West sides of Abbotsford. This extensive trail system is perfect for all season activity including walking, running, rollerblading and cycling. The trail system winds through natural habitat and includes areas with forest, ponds, creeks and lush meadows. Interpretive signage along portions of the trail, as well as well-marked lookout spots, make the trail a great place for observing, photographing and learning about the community’s indigenous ecosystem.

Trail: multi-use paved trails with level to moderate grades

Amenities: parking lot, picnic tables, benches, public washrooms

Discovery Trail Map

Discovery Trail Gifting Program

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Be Prepared

  • ALWAYS – Let someone know where you are going and when you plan to be back.
  • Check the weather before you head out.
  • Protect yourself from the elements, layer your clothing and wear sturdy footwear.
  • Stay on designated trails. Bring a map of the area, a compass, and a cell phone (but remember, they don’t always work in remote areas).
  • Bring water, snacks, first aid, and sunscreen.
  • If you get lost, ensure you are visible and stay where you are until help arrives.
  • Watch for wildlife and avoid areas that show recent signs of bears and cougars.
  • Do not walk in forested or heavily treed sites during high winds or extreme snow or ice events – falling trees or branches can be fatal.
  • Bridge and boardwalk decks can be very slippery at all times of year.
  • Use the metal traction strips for better traction.
  • Snow and ice are generally not cleared from our pathways or trails. If you choose to use these routes when they are snowy or icy, please use the appropriate equipment such as winter boots, snowshoes and walking poles.

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Trail Etiquette

  • For your safety and to protect soil from erosion do not venture off-trail and do not create new trails.
  • Respect the privacy of people in homes living adjacent to trails.
  • Keep dogs on leash, except on designated off leash trails. Always keep your pets under control.
  • Please clean up after your pets.
  • Stay to the right of trail and pass on the left.
  • If a person is climbing up a hill they have the right of way if you are climbing down.
  • Never disturb or remove wildlife or plants from our parks.
  • Leave the trails cleaner than you found them. Carry out all litter.
  • Fires are not permitted in Abbotsford’s parks.
  • Do not build structures, fire rings or dig trenches.
  • Bike riders yield to both hikers and horseback riders; hikers yield to horseback riders.

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