Burns Lake South/Ridler Trail

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A Guide to Hiking Burns Lake Provincial Park’s Wooded Trail
If you’re looking for a mild, easy but long hike, consider this wooded trail through Burns Lake Provincial Park. Although the trailhead isn’t clearly labeled from the main road, you can find it by following the Riddler Forest Service Road on Highway 35. Keep in mind that while there may be occasional blowdown, it shouldn’t cause any significant issues. During the summer months, some parts of the trail may become overgrown with vegetation, and you may get wet from brushing through after or during a rainfall. Take advantage of the three gazebos located along the trail to rest or spend the night. However, be sure to pack enough water as the small lake that the trail surrounds is inaccessible. While two of the gazebos have outhouses nearby, they are not maintained. If you plan on spending the night, the second gazebo (located approximately 4 km in) has a small stream nearby. However, you’ll need to filter the water to make it drinkable. This gazebo also has a fire pit and an additional tent platform, making it a two-tent site. It’s important to note that black bears are often seen in the area, so take appropriate precautions.

To carve your own path, we recommend downloading the “All Trails” App for trail visuals and information. 

Directions: 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 – Riddler Forest Service Road.
Warning: Some sections of the trail are still in progress.


KM from Burns Lake

Trail Details

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

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