|Central BC Nature Viewing Region|
|McMillan Creek Regional Park|
|Forest trails take visitors across McMillan Creek, past large Douglas fir trees, and up to a scenic view of Prince George from the Nechako River cutbanks. Day-use only. Easy to moderate difficulty.|
|Prince George Naturalists Club|
|Geographical Description||Nechako River cutbanks.|
|Area/ Trail Length||2.5 km of trails.|
|Seasons to Visit||Stunning views from cutbanks all year round, birding especially good in the spring. Spring, summer, and fall superb for enjoying plant-life.|
|Habitat||Riparian, mixed-forest with stands of old-growth spruce and fir.|
|Viewing Highlights||Forested trails: |
- A short trail from the main parking lot crosses McMillan Creek and ends at Hoferkamp Rd. Walk along the road approx. 150 m to where the trails continue.
- All trails lead to the picnic-viewing area, but the middle trail is the easiest and most direct route.
- West trail loops through beautiful old-growth forest – impressive girth of trees and lush understorey.
The Nechako River and cutbanks:
- The picnic-viewing area is well-maintained, open and grassy with a fence along the cutbanks that overlook the river and much of the city. There are great interpretive signs explaining parts of the city’s geographic history.
- Advantageous area for viewing swallows and hawks
|Main Access||Within Prince George:|
Drive north on hwy 97 and turn right onto Hoferkamp Rd. (2.3 km after crossing the John Hart Bridge). Watch carefully for Hoferkamp Rd. as it is easy to miss.
The main parking lot is approx. 200 m down Hoferkamp Rd. on the right.
|Cautions||Be careful near the edge of cutbanks – very steep.|
|Jurisdiction||Regional District of Fraser-Fort George|
|Regulations||Camping not permitted.|
No motorized vehicles and horses on trails.
All pets must be on a leash.
Fires in designated fire pits only.
|Facilities||Picnic area, pit toilets.|
|Other Recreational Activities|
|FMI||Nash, M. (2004). Exploring Prince George: A Guide to North Central B.C. Outdoors. Surrey, BC: Rocky Mountain Books.|
|Links||Prince George Naturalists Club|
|Regional District of Fraser- Fort George|
|Wildlife Viewing in the Omineca Region|
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