Webster Road Trail - Fruitvale, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 05.805 W 117° 32.699
11U E 460216 N 5438354
Quick Description: Out at the southeast corner of the Village of Fruitvale, this is just one of many hiking and mountain bike trails in the area.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/2/2019 1:58:51 PM
Waymark Code: WM11277
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
Webster Road Trail is managed and maintained by the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society, (KCTS) with permission of the land owner who, in this case happens to be the Federal Government, for non-motorized (hiking and mountain biking) recreational use. Motorized use of any type is prohibited.

Webster Road Trail begins at the coordinates given, heading, at times steeply, uphill for 1.7 kilometres. By the time you read this the trail may have been extended, as the KCTS plans to extend the trail further up the hill/mountain in the summer of 2019. A narrow dirt trail with a base of native material, this could be an exciting descent for mountain bikers (and hikers in their path) because of its steepness in places and its narrowness. The trail passes through forest most of the way, so it's well shaded.

The wording of the following sign, plus an overhead view of the area, leads us to believe that Webster Road Trail links with other trails on the hill, making the trail potentially much longer than its 1.7 kilometres.

At the trailhead a parking lot has been dozed out on the east side of Webster Road, large enough for 5 or 6 small to medium sized vehicles. The trailhead is marked on Google maps, but at present the marker is about 550 metres (1,820 feet) southwest of its proper location.

Attention Trail Users

This new trail was constructed during the summer of 2018 by the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society, with the support of the Beaver Valley Recreation Committee. It is located on Crown Land, with the authorization of BC Recreation Sites and Trails. It is a narrow single-track hiking and mountain biking trail (not suitable for horses) which climbs 200m over 1.7km up a forested mountain side, and can [be] utilized out-and-back. We have plans to extend the trail up to the "twin towers" high point during summer 2019, with potential for further trail development in future years.
From a sign at the trailhead
About the KCTS
The Kootenay Columbia Trails Society is a registered, non-profit society, based in Rossland B.C., funded by and serving the communities of the Lower Columbia region. We exist to manage, maintain and develop a regional network of recreational trails for a variety of non-motorized trail users. These trails serve as a popular amenity for local residents, and as a significant draw for visitors.

Our combination of sustained public funding, access to private land, professional trail management and partnerships with dedicated volunteers and community members is widely regarded in BC as the benchmark for successful community trail development. Many communities would like to emulate our model and we are happy to share our experience in the interest of broader community health and wellness.

The Society is governed by a dedicated volunteer board, and operations are carried out by an experienced professional trails manager and crew. Most of our trails are located on private property, and public access is only made possible by the generous cooperation of the landowners, who enter into insured agreements with the Society.

The KCTS depends highly on public support to make the trail network better each year. Some of the ways you can help include becoming a member, a local business supporter, volunteering, or making a donation.
From the KCTS

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Trail Name: Webster Road Trail

Short description of trail:
See above

Trail Average Difficulty:

Web Link to trail map (if available): [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
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