The Badger Trail is an 8.0 km lollipop hiking route that passes through a residential area before entering into Gladstone Provincial Park. Once in the park, hikers will experience forested trails and scenic views over Christina Lake from Mary’s Lookout. Those looking for more of an adventure can continue along the eastern edge of the lake past the campground to extend their hike for a few more kilometres.
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Route Description for Badger Trail
Hiking the Badger Trail is a bit of a mixed experience due to the variation in terrain. On the one hand, the route passes through some beautiful stretches of forest with scenic views; however, to access this part of the hike, you will need to complete most of the journey through a residential neighbourhood. The plus side of this is that you won’t need to worry about technical terrain or getting lost!
The trail sets out from the edge of Christina Lake and follows E Lake Drive to the north. After crossing over the creek, turn right onto McRae Road and follow it for 1.2 km. Here, you will need to head right to enter the forest and begin your brief climb up to Mary’s Lookout. From this vantage point, you will have a nice view overlooking the wooded shores of Christina Lake below you. Continue north along the trail to complete the loop, before meeting back up with E Lake Drive and following it along the edge of the lake and back through the residential area to your vehicle.
Getting to the Badger Trail Trailhead
To get to the Badger Trail from the town of Christina Lake, drive northeast on BC-3 for 7.1 km. Keep right to exit the highway onto E Lake Drive and follow it for 800 mto reach the trailhead.
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