Houston Hikers

Your guide to outdoor recreation adventures near Houston, British Columbia, Canada

  • Watershed: Bulkley
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance from Houston: 10-30km
  • Cell Coverage: Yes

Amenities

  • Toilet
  • Camping
  • Picnic Table
  • Portage
  • Cell Service

Description:

The Bulkley River Recreation Site is just 30 km from Houston and contains a series of beautiful trails. The site contains 11 hike in camp sites along the Bulkley river, geocaching The Round Lake Community Association developed the site for hiking, camping, fishing, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Have a look at the link to their site.

Located on both shores of the Bulkley River downstream of Houston and upstream of Telkwa and Smithers, this newly developed 104 hectare Recreation Site welcomes users to a habitat that is unique, with its low elevation spruce and cottonwood forests and its ready access to the Bulkley River.

A small chalet, with a wood stove, is a welcome retreat for recreationists. In addition, 10 km of cross-country trails are enjoyed by hikers, cyclists, skiers, snow-shoers and horse-back riders. Those passionate about fishing can also be seen, casting from the banks.

A rustic camping area, with 11 sites (ranging in size from one tent to small groups) provides outhouses, fire rings, food caches and picnic tables. In addition, there are 2 canoe pull-outs.

The trails, themselves, tell the story of these lands and water: Blowdown, Poplar, Old Mill and Plantation describe the forests; Peat Bog, Esker and Elk define other natural features and Widzin’kwa, Wet’suwet’en for glacial blue-green waters, highlights the traditional First Nations’ history on this site.


DIRECTIONS: (approx 30km from Houston)

  1. Drive West of town along Highway 16
  2. Approximately 30 km’s from town you will see the signs for the Rec Site on the left side of the Highway. This Recreation Site is located on West End Road.

Map

Photos

  • Round Lake Community Association