Have you checked out the the RVMBA’s BLUFF TRAIL, a multi-use trail built for hiking, trail running, horseback riding, mountain biking, dog walking, snow shoeing, and ungroomed cross-country skiing? Approximately five kilometres in length, the Bluff Trail is named for the stunning rock bluffs situated on it. The trail is part of the McBride and Teare Mountain Bike Trail Network, a trail system planned for the community of McBride by professional trail builder Joel Pirnke. The trail head is found on the west end of the parking lot at kilometre one on Rainbow Road. Day-use equestrian riders can access the trails from a staging area at the Northeast corner of Koeneman Park, as Rainbow Road is not recommended for horse trailers. The Robson Valley Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen have installed hitching rails and a kiosk at this location.
The trail follows an existing skid road to a junction that will climb through a mixed forest of pine, cedar and fir before looping back. The trail is rated easy, but there is approximately 100m of elevation change through the middle section. Two viewpoints are located on the trail. The lower viewpoint is approximately one kilometre from the parking lot on the left hand branch at the junction. The top viewpoint is approximately half way around the loop, just below the highest point of elevation. Watch for blueberries, huckleberries, thimbleberries, hawks, and fresh hoof prints.