• Difficulty Easy
  • Time 1.5 hours
  • Round-Trip 3km
  • Elevation Gain 150 meters
  • Season February - November
  • Camping No
  • From Vancouver 1 hour, 20 minutes
  • Public Transit No
  • Dog Friendly On-Leash

The Chilliwack Community Forest has a network of trails that pass through a beautiful forested area. The trails are shared with hikers and mountain bikers and offer a variety of routes that can be done as a loop, from some steeper trails to easier loops for the family. The trails in the park area were built and continue to be maintained by the Chilliwack Parks Society and the Fraser Valley Mountain Bike Association.

From the parking lot, follow the trail past the map board as it climbs gradually through some gentle switchbacks before reaching a junction. This description follows the trails in a clockwise direction, so at the junction, go left onto the Pi:txel Trail heading towards the Cholqthet Trail.

The trail continues to climb as it enters the forest but the elevation gain is relatively gentle as it continues through several switchbacks. Cross over a wooden platform and just a bit further, go left at a junction onto the Cholqthet Trail. Continue following the route uphill as you enjoy the beautiful, lush forest.

Eventually, you arrive at another junction with a sign to the Broken Tree Trail. Go left, and continue ascending to where the trail splits into two. Either way takes you to the same place, however going right follows a steeper, shorter route and going left is a much more gradual route. Go right up the steep route as it's less popular with the mountain bikers and make your way to the top of the Broken Tree Trail.

At the top of the Broken Tree Trail loop, you can go left for a very short distance to see where the junction is for the trail to the Gloria Lookout, a challenging 5.5km trail to an incredible view of the Fraser Valley. Instead, go right and leave the Broken Tree Trail as you begin to follow the Upper Canyon Trail through a relatively flat section, continuing your hike in a clockwise direction.

When the trail reaches a junction, continue straight following along the canyon ridge high above the creek as the trail begins to descend quickly and through small switchbacks. When the trail reaches a junction with the Canyon Loop Trail, decide whether to take the shorter route to the right (about 500m) or the longer route to the left (about 1.7km). This description goes right, following the shorter route as you make your way through the forest to another junction with a kid's trail. Go straight until you reach a 3-way junction, which is where the long route for the Canyon Loop Trail rejoins the trail.

Continue to following the wide, well defined route until you are back at the first junction where you began your hike. Go left and walk back down the gravel switchbacks, returning to the parking lot area.

How to get to Chilliwack Community Forest

Estimated Driving Time from Vancouver
1 hour, 20 minutes

The Chilliwack Community Forest is located on the eastern end of the community of Chilliwack, on the south side of the highway near the Annis Road turnoff.

Driving from Vancouver, take Highway #1 east and continue driving across the Port Mann Bridge towards the Fraser Valley. After passing several highway turnoffs in Chilliwack, take Exit #129 Annis Road.

After exiting and driving up to the stop sign at the top of the off-ramp, go straight and then, just 100-meters further, turn right onto Hack Brown Road (make sure to turn right, otherwise you will enter the highway again). Follow Hack Brown Road as it veers right, turning into Nixon Road and then eventually Allan Road. Continue up the hill as the paved road becomes gravel. Watch for a sign to the Chilliwack Community Forest and turn right, driving up into the parking area.

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Additional Info

Camping at Chilliwack Community Forest

Camping is not permitted at Chilliwack Community Forest.

Dogs at Chilliwack Community Forest

Dogs are allowed in the Chilliwack Community Forest but must be on a leash at all times due to the shared trails with mountain bikers. Please beaware of wildlife in the area.

Toilets at Chilliwack Community Forest

There is a Porta Potti near the trailhead of the Chilliwack Community Forest but there are not other toilet facilities along the trails.

Dogs, Toilets and Camping

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