Trails & Hiking
Enjoy the great outdoors with the whole family in Abbotsford's 157 parks consisting of over 2,584 acres of parkland and 98 kilometers of urban trails. From Mill Lake Park, to Sumas Mountain there is so much terrain to be discovered.
Helpful resources: City of Abbotsford Trail Guide, Fraser Valley Mountain Biking Association, Trail Forks
Discovery 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.
- Matsqui Regional Park Trail
Views of mountains and farmland abound in this regional park. Hugging the banks of the Fraser River, the park’s namesake trail provides a way for walkers, cyclists and horse riders to experience nature. No matter what the season, there’s something to see - from wildflowers to swans to sturgeon.
Mill Lake is a perfect family destination offering everything from quiet picnic areas to an impressive spray park and playground for children. Mill Lake is a popular spot for walkers, joggers and fisherman. The trail winds around a lake hidden in the middle of the City’s urban core. The lake is home to a variety of waterfowl including ducks, mergansers, and geese and a pair of bald eagles which make this area their home. Lots of lakeside benches and the floating boardwalk make this trail a peaceful place to exercise and rejuvenate.
Sumas Mountain Regional Park is a 1,471 hectare park with multiple trails. The Chadsey Lake Trail is 4.6 km round trip, and the Eastern Valley Lookout Trail is 4.9 km round trip. Enjoy spectacular views of Chilliwack and east Fraser Valley from the Lookout Trail, which can also be accessed from Chadsey Lake. Other popular recreational activities in this park include mountain biking and wildlife viewing. Please note that the road to Sumas Mountain Regional Park is shared with mountain bikes, residents, ATVs, trucks and work vehicles. - FVRD
Located off Hwy 11, the trails at Willband Creek Park are built around storm water detention ponds and encourage a diverse waterfowl population and various species of migratory birds. These wetland trails border on farmland and provide excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife and enjoying the quiet, natural environment. An easy interpretive walk weaves around the ponds, as well as a longer 3km loop that brings hikers back to the parking lot.
6 Hikes and Walks around Abbotsford
Abbotsford’s natural location nestled between prairies and mountains boasts many interesting walks and hikes for all experience levels.
Urban parks and forests are well-maintained and offer easy access for afternoon strolls and picnic lunches. Sumas Mountain presents more challenging terrain for adventure seekers and experienced hikers.