Burns Lake South/Ridler Trail

Season: Summer, Winter | Activity: Bird Watching, Day Trips, Fat Biking, Fishing, Hiking, Lakes, Mountain Biking, Rec Sites, Sightseeing, Snowshoeing

Ridler trail is a low-impact, non-motorized, naturally respectful trail system on the south side of Burns Lake that consists of 8 km of easy to moderate walking trails around a small lake and marshy area. There are several hike-in picnic tables, fire rings, and some covered shelters along with stunning viewpoints.
To get there from Burns Lake, drive south on Hwy 35 and just after the Omineca Ski Club, you’ll see the turn-off for the trail – Ridler Forest service road. Warning Some sections of the trail are still in progress.

Trail Details

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

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