Gavin Lakeshore Low Mobility Trail

The Gavin Lakeshore Low Mobility Trail is located at the Gavin Lake Forest Education Centre and opened in August 2013. The trail was built in partnership between the Cariboo Regional District, the Gavin Lake Forest Education Society, Northern Development Initiative Trust, Cariboo Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition and the provincial government through the BC Community Recreation Program.

The low mobility trail is approximately 305 metres long and consists of an accessible boardwalk passing through wetland and “wet” forest along the shores of Gavin Lake, featuring beautiful viewpoints and the opportunity to spot beaver, muskrat, moose and several varieties of bird and waterfowl.

The trail features two accessible bridges - one 24 metre accessible bridge that crosses over Gavin Creek and features a viewing platform and another 5 metre accessible bridge that traverses a sensitive trout spawning creek – as well as an accessible dock/viewing platform at the trail’s terminus.

Benches and turnaround/passing points have been placed in convenient locations along the route, and an information kiosk and accessible outhouse are located at the trailhead. The low mobility trail also joins the “Around the Lake” trail which is a 6 km hiking trail following the entire shoreline of Gavin Lake.

The Forest Education Centre, which is in the near vicinity of the trail, also features accessible washrooms and showers, dining hall, lounge and two cabins to allow ease of use and comfort to low-mobility users. 

Gavin Lake is located 76km northeast of Williams Lake on the Gavin Lake Road, which can be accessed off the Likely Road. Ongoing management of the site is provided by the Gavin Lake Forest Education Society.

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