New hiking and biking trails at Candle Creek

  • Jun. 21, 2018 12:30 p.m.

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Crews started trail work in late April this year and have constructed an additional five km of multi-use hiking and biking trails.

One of the new trails connects the Ridge area down to the Raft Canyon viewpoint at Raft River Forest Service Road (Road 9).

A jump line has been added this spring – if you are feeling ‘sendy!’

Candle Creek now has more than 17 km of completed two way hiking and biking trails.

Crews will continue trail construction until June 30.

The Five Year Plan is to develop a 30 km trail network including a trail along the Raft River canyon rim.

Trails are clearly signed and maps and information are posted at the parking lot kiosk and available on Trailforks https://www.trailforks.com/region/clearwater/ridingareas/

JUNE 21 Solstice Ride and Hike

The Wells Gray Outdoors Club (WGOC) has partnered with Hop n’ Hog, Three Ranges Brewery and Bicycle Café to host its second annual Solstice Ride and Hike at Candle Creek trails.

Everyone is invited.

The event kicks off at 6 p.m., with a beginner introduction ride at 6:30 p.m., and announcements at 8 p.m. Hop n’ Hog is bringing food to purchase – pulled pork and salads. Beer is available from Three Ranges Brewery.

Summer memberships and trail sponsorships will be available to purchase.

Come out for a hike or ride and show our community appreciation to our sponsors and trail building crews, so bring lawn chairs, drinks, and mosquito repellent.

In Clearwater you don’t have to ride fast – just faster than the mosquitos!

Summer membership and trail sponsorship

Annual winter memberships include summer trail use. If you are not a winter member you can support the WGOC trails by purchasing a summer membership for $20.

The WGOC is offering trail maintenance sponsorships for local businesses or individuals.

Cost for 2018 Trail Maintenance Sponsorship is $100. If you purchase your sponsorship at the Solstice Ride it includes pulled pork and a beer!

All sponsors will be listed at the trailhead kiosk and on the WGOC website, and their guests can ride the trails at no cost.

Thanks to funding provided by BC Rural Dividend, Kamloops Blazers, Thompson Nicola Regional District, Rec Sites and Trails BC, and the Wells Gray Community Forest Major Grants Society the Wells Gray Outdoors Club (WGOC) has an approved budget of $168 000 for trail development for 2017 and 2018.

Memberships and sponsorships can be purchased online http://www.wellsgrayoutdoorsclub.ca/membership/membership.html

For more information contact info@wellsgrayoutdoorsclub.ca



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