The Matsqui Trail is a 26.9 km multi-use trail that travels alongside the Fraser River and provides nice views of the valley. Popular with hikers, cyclists, and horseback riders, this route traverses flat terrain, making it suitable for hikers of every skill level. Although this route starts on the trails east end, there are multiple locations from which you can begin your hike.
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Route Description for Matsqui Trail
The Matsqui Trail is a lengthy out-and-back hiking route just south of Mission, BC that travels along the edge of the Fraser River to Douglas Taylor Park. This 26.9 km trail is well maintained and made up of flat terrain, but due to its proximity to the river it can sometimes become washed out in wetter seasons. If part of the trail is inaccessible, hikers can always utilize a different starting point along the route in order to avoid these areas. Along the trail you will be able to take in the scenic views of the river and surrounding mountains, as well as beautiful stretches of forest and city parks. This is also a multi-use trail, so be prepared to share the path with trail runners, cyclists, and horseback riders.
Getting to the Matsqui Trail Trailhead
To reach the parking area for the Matsqui Trail from Mission, drive southeast on BC-11 and take the exit toward Matsqui. In 350 m, make a sharp left turn onto Riverside Street. After 400 m, make a right onto Page Road and follow it for 3.7 km. Turn left to stay on Page Road and continue on for another 2.0 km, where you will turn left to arrive at the parking area.
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