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Summer Trails

HIKE, BIKE, DISC GOLF & the Paved Trail Project

For information on our trails in the summer, check out TrailForks for maps, trail details, and conditions.

Know before you go!

We know many people get excited as the seasons change. Pack up the ski gear and pull out the bike gear…BUT WAIT! The trails might not be ready….yet! Deep depressions in mud stick around (pun intended) when the trails dry up, and then again next time it’s wet they collect even more water making more muddy depressions. Trail users see this mess and avoid it by going off trail, which either widens the existing trail or creates trail braiding. When this happens, the vegetation is damaged and it can take a long time to get it to grow back. Our trails, vegetation, and other riders appreciate your patience for the trails to dry up.

In the summer, indulge in a diverse range of non-motorized, multi-use activities such as hiking, running, biking, disc golf and future plans for paved trails and a rollerski course. Embark on an adventure through more than 30km of trails catering to all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. Our club boasts an 18-hole disc golf course intertwined with the Nordic ski trails, featuring baskets strategically placed along wooded paths and open spaces. 

These multi-use trails offer a variety of experiences, so exercise caution and look out for fellow outdoor enthusiasts and wildlife. Your awareness ensures a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone sharing these trails.

Please note that trail signage on trails is there for the safety of all users. Removing signs and altering direction is not an appropriate course of action in any circumstance.

Please note that all summer activity is done at the user’s own risk.

All users:
  • The trails are multi-use. Please respect all users.
  • Be alert. Bears, cougars, moose, other animals, and other people are present.
  • Wearing headphones reduces your safety.
  • Motorized vehicles are not permitted on trails, unless approved (Class 1 pedal assist e-bikes are permitted as they are not motorized).
  • No horses are permitted on the Caledonia property.
  • No smoking anywhere on the Caledonia property.
Safety

You are responsible for your own safety. Always be prepared. Keep to marked trails, view maps before adventuring out, bring extra water, and snacks. ALWAYS tell someone where you are going.

Biking & Hiking Summer Use Guide
  • Help with trail maintenance: remove small branches and debris/litter from the trails.
  • If you find a disc from disc golf along the trails, please drop it off at Stride and Glide so it can be returned to its owner. 
  • If you are biking, running, or walking on the trails please watch for disc golfers.
  • On two way single tracks, descending riders stop & yield to uphill riders.
  • Avoid running or hiking on “downhill only” bike single tracks.
  • Avoid skidding corners, riding in muddy conditions, or altering the single tracks.
Holding an event or clinic? Please contact our General Manager.
Otway on Trailforks.com

Opened in May 2023, our 18-hole disc golf course features DISCatcher Pro 28 baskets and is designed to be beginner-friendly. Following the nordic ski trails, approximately 10 meters wide, the course is bordered by dense forest on both sides. Expect a completion time of 1 ½ to 2 hours. Keep in mind that this course is seasonal, with baskets installed in the spring and removed in the fall. Enjoy the outdoors and have a great game!

The course map  and updates can be found on UDisc.

UDisc is a disc golf app for course maps, scorekeeping, statistics, and can be used on smartphones and tablet computers running the Android or iOS operating system. The app is also compatible with Android’s Wear OS and Apple Watch.

Holding an event or clinic? Please contact our General Manager.

Disc Golfer’s Code

Play Smart

Never throw into a blind area or when players, spectators, trail users, or other any other users are within range. Use a spotter.

Respect the Course

Observe all posted rules. No littering, graffiti, or abuse of equipment or flora. There is no area for warm up or practice throws. This includes the the stadium area (outside of the main lodge).

Represent the Sport

Be positive and responsible. Teach others.

Lost and Found Discs

If you find a disc from disc golf along the trails, please drop it off at Stride and Glide so it can be returned to its owner. We highly recommend disc golfers to mark their discs with their name and contact number. This way, there’s a better chance it finds its way back to you.

Adapted from the PDGA Universal code of responsibilities.

Satellite image showing the layout of the 18 hole disc golf course.

Dog Friendly Summer Trails
  • Dogs are permitted throughout Caledonia in the summer except during special events.
  • Dogs must be under voice command.
  • Dog owners are responsible for their dogs and assume the risk that other dogs will be encountered along the trails.
  • Keep your dogs under control when approaching trail users
  • Create a friendly atmosphere with fellow dog owners; it’s much more enjoyable when everyone is kind and looking out for each other and our furry friends..
  • Clean up after your furry friend by removing it from the parking lot and trails; if you use poop bags please ensure to dispose of it properly.
What is rollerskiing?

Rollerskis are short wheeled skis that are used on pavement for fun and ski training when snow isn’t available. Rollerskiing and paved trails provide an adaptation to the changing seasonality and predictability of snow that accompany climate change, providing alternative forms of Nordic recreation. Paved trails have the benefit of opening additional opportunities for recreation and greater accessibility for members with mobility challenges, opportunities which are enhanced when the network expands into more forgiving terrain in future phases. 

A brief project description

An idea to pave around 4 to 6 km of trails for rollerskiing has been around since the facilities development prior to the 2015 Canada Winter Games. The paved trails concept was best suited to adding new tourism capacity to CNSC in ways that align with the goals of the club, the grant opportunity, and directly benefiting club members.

In 2023 the CNSC was successful in its application for a grant worth 1 million dollars from the Destination Development Fund run by the Province of BC’s Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. The grant money will fully fund the first phase of trail planning and development, which will not rely on membership dues.

Please visit our Club Governance web page for project updates.

As the project progresses, updates will be provided. Please consider signing up for our newsletter and don’t miss an update! If you have any questions/comments, please feel free to email our Trails Director.

Support Our Summer Trails!

Support our amazing running, hiking, single-track riding, and 18-hole disc golf course! Your donations power our volunteer-driven summer operations, ensuring vital trail development and maintenance. Donate online or drop by one of our two donation boxes at the club. Every contribution, no matter the size, makes a difference. Thank you for your support!

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