Rod Reid Nature Trail

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Burns Lake

Trail Length: 2.1 kilometre

Difficulty: Easy - Family
Park Amenities:
Dog Walking
Interpretive Signs
Pet Friendly

Rod Reid Nature Trail is a loop walking path that circles around Loch Lomond (pond) located up on the hill north of the Burns Lake, British Columbia, Canada village centre. The trail is dedicated to a local resident named Rod Reid who died in a motorcycle accident in 1998.

The 2.1 kilometre trail is an easy grade hiking route following a hard packed earthy path around the pond. The path follows the shores of the local pond called Loch Lomond - also known as the Beaver Pond because of the beaver den located at the entrance of the pond.

The pond is an easy access route used heavily by the locals. There are dog walkers, joggers and people, every day, out for a stroll on the Rod Reid Nature Trail. Most adventurers begin their walks from the gravel parking lot located at the top of 9th Avenue.

The pond named Loch Lomond is a favorite place for many birds in the area. Birdwatchers will enjoy this park because of the many viewing benches located on the trail. To elevate your interest there are also 2 raised viewing platforms for birdwatchers. The wooden structures provide the best views of the bird wildlife that visit the pond.

The nature trail is also a good place to learn about the local wildlife and natural environment in the region because along the trail are interpretive signs. Yes, signs that explain in detail the who, what, where and when of the local wildlife and habitat.

Rod Reid Nature Trail in Burns Lake, British Columbia, Canada


Rod Reid Nature Trail
9th Avenue.
Burns Lake

How To Get ToRod Reid Nature Trail

Travel along Highway 16 into the community of Burns Lake. Once in the community turn up Centre Street. Continue driving until you reach 9th Avenue - turn here. Continue to follow 9th Ave. up the hill to the end. On your left is a gravel parking lot and the trailhead to Rod Reid Nature Park.
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