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Dewdney Historic Trail (Princeton)

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  • Rec Site #:REC4661
  • Type:User Maintained
  • Fees:None
  • Campsites:0
  • Access:Road
  • Activities:Hiking
    Horseback Riding
    Nature Study
  • Facilities:None
  • Site Operator:Unknown

Description And Directions

  • Site Description: A historic trail that has been improved and cleared of deadfall over the past five years. Remaining section of the original Dewdney Trail (720 kms) that connected the southern part of the colony during the gold rush to Wild Horse Creek in the 1860s.This portion is 13 km in length and links with a short 3.7 km section to the west and then connects to a 26 km section that heads into E.C. Manning Park. The entire length is 43 kilometers from where it starts at the Cascade parking area on Hwy # 3 in Manning Park. A non-motorized trail used by hikers and horseback riders. Sections of this trail have been impacted by Mountain Pine beetle harvesting and road building in the Granite Creek area. Watch for signage when crossing and following short sections of road.

  • Driving Directions: Take Hwy 3 west from Princeton and just before the Whipsaw Creek Bridge (about 14 km from Princeton) there is a main looging road called the Whipsaw FSR. Turn right onto it. Follow the main road up to 18 Km. There is a wide spot on the road to park. The trail leaves on the north side of the road.

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