- Difficulty Easy
- Time 1.5 hours
- Round-Trip 4km
- Elevation Gain minimal
- Season year-round
- Camping Yes
- From Vancouver 1 hour
- Public Transit No
- Dog Friendly Yes
The Campbell Valley Regional Park in Langley is a large park located amongst farm land and with a sprawling network of trails for walking, horseback riding, and exploring. The park is also home to the Campbell Valley Downs Equestrian Centre and the historic Langley Speedway. Birdwatching, picnicking, and dog walking are also popular in the park as the easy terrain is perfect for families.
The park has a total of 29km of trails, with some multi-use paths that are shared with horseback riders, such as the long Shaggy Mane Trail that wraps most of the perimeter edges of the park. We just focus on a short loop called the Little River Loop Trail, with a short 1km excursion to the old Langley Speedway site, however you can custom plan your route along many of the other clearly marked trails in the park.
From the circular parking lot, walking to the south end towards a map of the park. Take the trail on the right side and continue southbound as you stroll through the forest, passing the occasional open field. Continue along the trail until you reach the end, where the trail continues onto the South Valley Trail. Go left and onto the raised wooden boardwalks and in the middle, is a small section to walk out on to enjoy the view of the surrounding marsh.
Continue walking along the wooden boardwalk to the other side and back onto the packed gravel trail. At the junction, go right for a 1km each direction side trip out to the old historic Langley Speedway. The Deer Trail passes through an open grassy meadow before passing through a set of trees and coming up on the old race track. The Speedway was an active race track in the 60's, 70's, and early 80's and is one of the few sites in BC to host Nascar events. Walking around the track, you can even see some of the damage along the walls that were caused by crashes.
After checking out the Speedway, head back along the Deer Trail in the direction you came from, rejoining the Little River Loop Trail. The path leisurely heads back towards the parking, crossing a couple of wooden bridges, before exiting the scenic forest.