Trail Closures and Notices


Please note that trail closures are set by land managers, not by the FVMBA

Regarding COVID-19, we ask all trail users to please follow the directives of the Public Health Authority, practicing safe distancing while on trail, recreating within your local community, and only with members of your own household. For additional information, please see the FVMBA Trail Use Recommendations.

Recreation Sites & Trails BC (RSTBC)

November 17th, 2021: Notice is given under Section 22.2 of the Forest and Range Practices Act all Forest Service Roads in the Chilliwack Forest District are closed effective November 17th, 2021 until further notice. The Chilliwack Forest District covers a large area from Bowen Island, to east of Hope, and north of Boston Bar.

For full details on how specific sites and facilities are affected during the pandemic, please refer directly to the RSTBC COVID-19 response. For other trails and facilities notifications from RST, please see their website for alerts, closures, and warnings.

BC Parks

For full details for specific park areas throughout BC, please refer directly to the BC Parks COVID-19 response. Note that some parks now have a day use reservation system in place, including Golden Ears.


Chilliwack

Vedder Mountain & Tamihi

Dilemma Exit Closed: a water intake structure failed in the recent storms and washed out the exit of the trail. Heavy machinery will be removing the structure, after which trail repairs will be undertaken. For now, please exit via Uruski’s Wife’s Trail.

Abbotsford

Sumas Mountain

All trails within Sumas Mountain Regional Park have been closed by the FVRD due to hazardous conditions caused by the recent storms. This includes the following bike trails: Knob, Salty Nozzle, Glen Ryder, Soft Taco, Long Way Home

Devil’s Throat Closed: A creek washed out a section of the trail, and it now requires a bridge. The old rotten and broken wood drop has also been removed. It will be replaced later (priority at present is trail safety and repair of storm damage)

World Cup Closed: Several sections of the trail experience significant damage from heavy water flow off the FSR above the trail. Repairs are underway and we ask folks to choose an alternate route until we are able to fix.

Ledgeview

Mr Uppity (Lower) Closed: There is a bear that has made a den for the winter just off the trail. Please let it sleep in peace. Trail is signed as closed. Check here for more information on sharing the trails with wildlife.

Soft Taco Closed: Multiple sections of the trail have washed out and several bridges are in need of repair. Trail is closed until repairs can be completed. 

Lost Oakleys Closed: Bridge washout, mudslides, and risk of headwall slipping. Very hazardous conditions and has been closed by the City of Abbotsford.

 

Mission

Heritage Trail Network

No present closures

Red Mountain & Bear Mountain

No present closures

Maple Ridge

Thornhill

No current closures.

The Woodlot

February, 2021: Recreation Sites and Trails has posted “Trail Closed” signs on Heckyl and Jeckyl and Cheap Swill as these trails presently violate the FVMBAs agreement with the Province. The FVMBA is working with the builders and RST to correct the violations and to establish Cheap Swill as authorized. The “Trail Closed” signs will remain in place until all violations are corrected. We ask all users to respect the closures, thank you.

Golden Ears

No current closures. BC Parks has implemented a Day Use reservation system. Passes are free and can be reserved through the Discover Camping website. See BC Parks website for more information.


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