Orchard Lake Trails
Orchard Lake Trail System is an area of open forests and meadows. They are particularly suited to spring riding; however, summer and fall rides and enjoyable too.
Travel south from Barriere to McLure Fire Hall on Highway 5. From the Fire Hall, continue another 3.2 km south to the Orchard Lake Road turnoff. Turn east on Orchard Lake Road to the trail head at km 2.5.
LOON LAKE TRAIL – 5.5 KM
#1 on map
Loon Lake Trail is an easy ride from the trail head. It is relatively level and soft footing. The trail is located across the Orchard Lake Road and ends at Loon Lake. This trail connects to the Coyote Lake Trail.
RANGE GATE TRAIL – 6.7 KM
#2 on map
This trail is a continuation from the Orchard Lake Trail. It is a relatively level trail, with a grassy surface in most areas. There are viewpoints overlooking the North Thompson River Valley.
CHALAFORCHIE LAKE LOOP TRAIL – 7 KM
#3 on map
The Chalaforchie Lake Loop Trail is open forest, level and a firm grass, easy grade trail to Chalaforchie Lake. There is an open area at the end of the lake. #4 and #5 on Map 6 indicate junctions.
COYOTE LAKE TRAIL – 7.2 KM
#6 on map
The Coyote Lake Trail branches off the Chalaforchie Lake Loop Trail and is a flat travel and mostly grassy in places.