Dougherty Creek Universal Access Trail opens Sept 19

Wheels will start rolling along the new universal access nature trail at Dougherty Creek near Tabor Mountain on Friday September 19, with a grand opening set for 10:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Dougherty Creek Universal Access Nature Trail is a 450-metre-plus ramp and platform trail suitable for travel by persons with mobility challenges and/or mobility aids. The trail boasts two bridges, two culverts, two kiosk signs, six interpretive sign posts, and plenty of trees and natural surroundings.

The trail was spearheaded by the Tabor Mountain Recreation Society. Construction began in 2013 and was carried out as part of a work experience and training program funded by the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation.

Other project partners include the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, Horse Council BC, Integris Credit Union, All Nations Elders Prince George, the Prince George Council of Seniors, and Spinal Cord Injury BC.

The Dougherty Creek Nature Trail is located 23 kilometres south of Prince George, near the Dougherty Creek Campsite on Tabor Mountain.

Driving directions: Take Highway 97 South to Buckhorn Lake Road; turn left. Follow Buckhorn Lake Road for 6.8 km until you reach a major bend in the road; turn left onto Scott Road. Travel to the end of Scott Road (2.4 km) to where the gravel starts; take the first right (at o.2 km) and drive until you reach the main parking lot and trail head.

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