Trails Around Langley
March 27, 2019
We have been lucky over the last couple days to enjoy the sunny skies that came after a cold winter. It looks like the weather will remain nice and sunny for the start of the weekend. Why not get out and enjoy the weather by visiting some of the parks and trails located in your own backyard?
If you are a history buff or enjoy the atmosphere of Fort Langley, why not try the Fort to Fort trail? This trail starts from Derby Reach Regional Park and takes you along the mighty Fraser River to the old Hudson’s Bay fort in Fort Langley. This trail is a multi-use trail with walkers, runners, bikers and horseback riders. From Derby Reach Regional Park to Fort Langley, it is a little over 4km and a round trip would be a little over 8km. This trail is also dog friendly and you can always stop in Fort Langley for a refreshment or a quick bite to eat before you start your return journey.
For more of a longer distance walk with some attractions on the way, the Campbell Valley Park offers 29km of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. Stop by the Nature house or walk past the historic Langley Speedway or Lochiel Schoolhouse. There are many trails to choose from, for instance, the Little River Loop, which offers you an easy loop around the Little Campbell River with a number of bridges to take your favourite pictures. For a longer trip, the Shaggy Mane trail takes you around the perimeter of the park and is popular with horseback enthusiasts. This park is dog friendly and offers an off-leash area for our four-legged friends to roam free.
Popular for its Christmas light displays in December, Williams Park offers shorter walking trails along the famous Salmon River. With river and bridge views, you can take some wonderful pictures as the river rushes by you. This park in particular is not very big compared to the Regional parks mentioned here but it does offer some great easy walks for the whole family and furry friends to enjoy.
Located close to the Aldergrove border crossing, the Aldergrove Regional Park has multi-use trails for walking and cycling but it also offers hiking trails too. It offers 10km of trails for you to enjoy. This park is also dog friendly so bring your companion along for the adventure. If you are looking for a short walk, try the route around the historic lake. This lake was moved to its current location due to the previous lake being a cement pool and needing a lot of repairs. With four different lookout points and a picnic area, you can’t go wrong with enjoying this walk around the park.
Cover image courtesy of Vancouver Trails.