Variety is the key word for short hikes in the area. There are numerous trails that start right in town, such as the Tumbler Point trail, and the steep trail to the Bald Spot with its great view of town. Flatbed Falls and the trail down the valley to the Lions campground has always been a popular walk. The network of trails in the Flatbed valley has been expanded, with trails up the valley from the falls and also down to a rock slab at the Cabin Pool with dozens of dinosaur tracks. Trails in the Flatbed valley link up with others near town to form the 27 km TR Trail, which goes three quarters of the way around the town.
On the Heritage Highway (Highway 52) to Dawson Creek, the Murray Canyon Overlook trail goes through the forest for one kilometer, then comes out into the open to reveal spectacular views of the canyon of the Murray River 300 meters below.
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