General · 10th February 2015
Quadra Island Trail Committee
The trails of Quadra Island are one of our community’s greatest recreational assets; and, as a draw for many of our visitors, they also play an important part in our local economy. Through the hard work of many dedicated volunteers Quadra Island has some of the best trails in the region and more and more people come to the island specifically for them.
Along with the official and well-known hiking trails on the island, there are many kilometres of informal mountain bike trails and rock climbing access routes that are becoming important recreational and economic resources. This combined network of authorized 'trails' and unauthorized ‘routes’ has developed to such a degree, that steps should now be taken to work with regional and provincial governments to manage them through a proposed, comprehensive "Quadra Island Trails Strategy." This Strategy will lay out a plan to develop and manage a growing network of trails and routes which would be in compliance with existing provincial standards.
Some local momentum, by way of individual members of user-groups, are driving this process which we hope will eventually culminate in provincial approval and guidance for future trail construction and maintenance.
We believe the Trails Strategy should be the product of a well-planned, co-ordinated, and co-operative approach by all interested parties including local and provincial governments, First Nations, Woodlot Licensees, forest land managers, Quadra Island Cycling Coalition and other users.
Comment by Will LaVigne on 11th February 2015
The trails at Chinese Mountain south peak were clear and well marked as of February 04/'15. I was surprised to see chainsaw work on trees fallen over the path and new markers on trees to guide hikers.
I thank those who made my hike a breeze.