Community Forest in Houston, British Columbia, Canada is recreational destination exploring the many hectares of alpine forest surrounding Silverthorne Lake. The forest park is visited regularly by many outdoor enthusiasts because it is so remote, yet is so close to the community of Houston.
During the warm months the Houston Community Forest is a popular getaway for individuals who enjoy a day of mountain biking, hiking, canoeing and fishing. When the snow falls and temperatures drop below zero the trails are covered in the white stuff attracting the xc skiers and snowshoers to the region.
At the main entrance to the park are some buildings managed by the Morice Mountain Nordic Ski Club. An association that maintains the trails in the winter and operate a staging area in the main parking lot and the warming huts and shelters. There are warming shelters on the trails also, with the most popular being on the shores of Silverthorne Lake.
The picnic tables spread out on the shores of Silverthorne Lake - some in private treed sites while others in grassy outcroppings. But usually bunched toether. In the corner of the entrance area to Silverthorne Lake is a large log picnic shelter fully equipped with a wood stove. A handy item for heat and conversation.
The area around Silverthorne Lake is filled with over 45 kms (28 mi) of challenging and beginner trails for mountain bikers and hikers in the summer and xc skiers in the winter.