Access hard-packed, low-grade nature trails along the Cariboo Gold Rush Trail and Land of Hidden Waters, atop the Chilcotin plateau meandering through grasslands, mountain forests, along lakesides and streams, historic sites, and down into the Great Bear Rainforest, with some low-mobility accessible trails boasting multiple viewpoints and waterfalls.
Cariboo Gold Rush Trail Accessible Trails
99 Mile Low Mobility Trail (1.7 km/1mi)
Winding through mountain forest and offering four viewpoints, the Ninety-Nine Mile Low Mobility Trail offers a gentle grade with one 600 m (0.4 mi) section of moderate difficulty and a 100 m (0.06 mi) section of high-difficulty steeper trail. The trailhead is located 2 km (1.2 mi) south of 100 Mile House at the Hun City Mountain Bike Club parking area on Ainsworth Road. More info.
108 Lake and Sepa Lake (7 km/4 mi)
Users with a wide variety of mobility levels can enjoy the surroundings here, including the 108 Mile Heritage site. The continuous accessible route offers an easy grade throughout, with accessible outhouses, picnic tables, and ten rest stops with benches along the way. Find trailheads at the 108 Mile Heritage Site, 13 km (8 mi) north of 100 Mile off of Highway 97, or on Kallum Drive at 108 Mile Ranch. More info.
Barkerville Cemetery Accessible Trail (750 m/0.5 mi)
Take this picturesque route from Barkerville to the historic cemetery, with five rest stops along the way along an overall gentle grade with some sections of moderate steepness. The trailhead is located 1.8 km (1.1 mi) down Main St. More info.
Big Lake Community Hall Low Mobility Trail (500 m/0.3 mi)
This accessible trail loops from the community hall through the forest and along the lakeshore. An accessible washroom is available in the hall, with benches and an accessible picnic table along the trail. Find the trail at the Big Lake Community Hall, 50 km (31 mi) northeast of Williams Lake on Jones Road. More info.
Bullion Pit Low Mobility Trail (700 m/0.4 mi)
A crushed gravel trail with a gentle grade, with a 100 m (0.06 mi) steeper section. Tour through the site of the legendary Bullion Pit hydraulic mine and take in views of the man-made canyon and gold rush equipment. The trailhead offers accessible picnic tables and an accessible outhouse, 5 km (3 mi) west of Likely. More info.
Cottonwood House Historic Site Accessible Trail Network (3.4 km/2.1 mi)
The packed crushed gravel surface trails offer a gentle grade and circles the historic site, offering a spectacular view of the Cottonwood River. Find the trailheads in the Cottonwood Historic Site parking lots, located 26 km (16 mi) east of Quesnel on Highway 26. More info.
Dugan Lake Accessible Trail (1 km/0.6 mi)
Featuring a packed, crushed gravel surface and gentle grade, this trail traverses the shoreline of this popular fishing lake. Accessible outhouse, accessible dock, and three benches are available, as well as an accessible dock if you’d like to cast a line in the lake. The trailhead can be found at the Quesnelle Forks historic mining site, 24 km (15 mi) east of Williams Lake on Horsefly Lake Road. More info.
Gavin Lakeshore Low Mobility Trail (305 m/0.2 mi)
The trail is located at the Gavin Lake Forest Education Centre and consists of an accessible boardwalk, two bridges and viewing platform passing through wetland and forest along Gavin Lake. Take in beautiful viewpoints and stay on the lookout for beaver, muskrat, moose, bird and waterfowl. If you’d like to continue exploring, you can join up with the 6 km (3.7 mi) “Around the Lake” hiking that circles all of Gavin Lake. The nearby Forest Education Centre features accessible washrooms and showers, a dining hall, lounge and two cabins for travellers. Find the trail 76 km (47 mi) northeast of Williams Lake on Gavin Lake Road off of Likely Rd. More info.
Horsefly Accessible Trail (2.2 km/1.4 mi)
This accessible trail offers a gentle grade with packed, crushed gravel surface and follows Horsefly River with views of the salmon spawning channel and landscape. Stop at the viewing platform overlooking Horsefly River and the start of the spawning channel. One optional section can offer more of a challenge. The trailhead offers plenty of parking and an accessible outhouse. To find the trail, head to Horsefly and cross the bridge, then take an immediate right. More info.
Moffat Falls Recreation Site Low Mobility Trail (300 m/0.2 mi)
Featuring a packed, crushed gravel surface and gentle grade, the trail travels through the forest to Horsefly River, then crosses a large bridge and ends at a secure viewpoint offering an amazing view of the falls. An accessible outhouse is available at the trailhead, with a bench and rest area available along the trail. Find the trailhead near Horsefly, approximately 7 km (4 mi) along the 108 Road. More info.
Quesnelle Forks Low Mobility Trails (860 m/0.5 mi)
The trail network features a gentle grade and crushed gravel surface, with interesting vantage points of the gold rush ghost town and the confluence of the Quesnel and Cariboo Rivers. An accessible picnic table and three benches can be found along the trail and there are three accessible outhouses. Quesnelle Forks is located 110 km (68 km) northeast of Williams Lake. More info.
Sisters Creek Recreation Site Accessible Trail (800 m/0.5 mi)
Located in Kersley, this is one of the first wheelchair-accessible trails in the Cariboo Chilcotin and leads to a wheelchair-friendly viewpoint overlooking the Fraser River. The trail offers a packed, crushed gravel trail surface and gentle grade with one short steeper section. An accessible outhouse is provided at the trailhead. More info.
Land of Hidden Waters Accessible Trails
Interlakes Pioneer Heritage Trail (1 km/0.6 mi)
Located at the Interlakes Community Complex, the trail features a rolling grade with packed, crushed gravel surface and heads past lush wetland, through a forest, and up to the Roe Lake Rodeo Grounds. Rest stops with benches and accessible picnic tables can be found along the trail, with an accessible outhouse available convenience. The Interlakes Community Complex is 56 km (35 mi) southeast of 100 Mile House on Highway 24. More info.
Lac La Hache Community Trail (620 m/0.4 mi)
The trail begins at a large covered shelter, heading down to the lake edge and then following the shoreline before it comes to a wheelchair-friendly bridge. Upon crossing, travellers can loop back or continue along the picturesque lake. An accessible outhouse is available at the trailhead in Lac La Hache which is on the east side of the highway at the site of the South Cariboo Garlic Festival. More info.
Chilcotin Accessible Trails
Bull Canyon Provincial Park Low Mobility Trail (1 km/0.6 mi)
A packed, crushed gravel trail with a light grade and gentle hill. Take in beautiful views of the Chilcotin River and pass Indigenous pit houses, with benches and rest stops along the way and an accessible outhouse. More info.
Churn Creek Gateway Low Mobility Trail (450 m/0.3 mi)
This trail features a gentle grade of packed, crushed gravel trail and a unique information kiosk reflecting a Secwepem’c (Shuswap) pithouse, complete with an entrance ladder through the roof, as well as a sacred petroglyph boulder is the trail highlight. Created by ancestors of the modern Secwepem’c people. An accessible washroom and benches are located at the trailhead, which is found where the Fraser River and Churn Creek meet, 60 km (37 mi) southeast of Williams Lake on Gang Ranch Road. More info.
Claymine Low Mobility Trail (1 km/0.6 mi)
A gentle grade trail that winds through lush forest and around a large glacial erratic boulder. Keep an eye out for wildlife, including plenty of bird species and an active heron’s nest near the trail. An accessible outhouse and informational kiosk are available at the trailhead and an accessible picnic table can be found along the trail. The trail can be found approximately 15 km (9 mi) west of Quesnel. More info.
Hotnarko Falls Low Mobility Trail (400 m/0.25 mi)
The trail offers a packed crushed gravel trail with gentle grade offering incredible views of Hotnarko Falls and “the Precipice,” accessible picnic tables and viewing sites. To access from Anahim Lake, head west on Kappan Mountain Road about 500 m (0.3 mi) west of Anahim Lake. More info.
Kostas Cove Accessible Trail (2 km/1.2 mi)
The trail begins at the northern end Kosta’s Cove Community Park on popular 10 Mile Lake and offers an accessible outhouse, picnic tables, and multi-purpose shelter. Head northward along the lake into a forested area. The trail offers a gentle grade while following the lakeshore, but the forested section is more difficult. Find the trail 12 km (7 mi) north of Quesnel on Bjornson Road. More info.
Nimpo Lake Community Trail (1.1 km/0.7 mi)
This trail is part of the Community Trails Network at Nimpo Lake and consists of packed, crushed gravel trail and a gentle grade with beautiful views of forest and wetland. An accessible outhouse is available at the trailhead and there are benches and rest stops along the way. Find the trailhead in Nimpo Lake on Highway 20. More info.
Stanley Cemetery Low Mobility Trail (no distance)
Located at the former town of Stanley site about 65 km (40 mi) east of Quesnel, the trail starts with a steep section up a hill to the historic graveyard and continues on a gentle grade throughout the site overlooking the old gold rush town. An accessible outhouse is located at the trailhead. More info.
Great Bear Rainforest Accessible Trails
Saloompt Interpretive Trail (1 km/0.6 mi)
The well-marked and wheelchair-accessible Saloompt Interpretive Trail follows the Bella Coola River to an old-growth forest with picnic tables and benches. If you time your visit correctly, you can watch salmon spawn during the months of August and September. To access the trail, head north on Saloompt Road, 19.5 km (12.1 mi) east of Bella Coola on Hwy 20. Take a left at the “Y” at 2.6 km (1.6 mi) down Saloompt River Road to the parking area about 1.4 km (0.9 mi) further.
The Belarko Bear-Viewing Platform
Located in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, this trail is flat and accessible and offers excellent bear-viewing opportunities. The platform is circled by electric wire and is staffed by a guide. Low mobility guests can be dropped off directly at the platform, if desired. Access is via Highway 20, 13 km (8 mi) inside the west boundary of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, adjacent to Belarko Boat Launch and 3 km (1.9 mi) past Fisheries Pool Campground. Look for highway signage. More info.