Johnston Creek For ATV Riding

The 53rd most popular all terrain vehicle trail in British Columbia.

  Fort St John, British Columbia, Canada


  July 10, 2016

Southeast of Fort St John and Taylor, the Johnston Creek trail is a 34km route.

The trailhead is located near Taylor, about 5km from the Highway. To reach the trailhead from Taylor, head south on Highway 97 across the Taylor bridge. At the third left across Highway 97 from Anvil Welding, turn left for 5km and look for the gravel pit on the left side of the road. Park just prior to the pit. Start riding down the road. Past the cattle guard, veer right along a creek. At the small Y-type intersection, veer right. Continue along the farm border and pass through the wood gate (close gate). Follow the trail down the hill to the left and cross the field. At the edge of this field there is a small gated access point to stop large vehicles from traveling down this path. Follow the path thru several ravines or gullies, until you come to a small creek. Cross this creek and follow the trail along the creek to the Peace River. There are multiple trails running over this area, but the trail listed here is the main one. After you cross several ravines and climb your way to the top of the Plateau, there is a nice viewpoint of the Peace River looking towards Taylor.

Note: As of August 2008, the Ministry of Forests Regulations require all ATV drivers to be at least 16 years of age and have a valid drivers license to ride on Forest Service Roads. In addition, the ATV must have valid third-party liability insurance, which is typically around $120 per year. The Conservation Officers will issue a $600 ticket if you do not have proof of insurance.

Overall, Johnston Creek is the 53rd most popular ATV riding trail of all 61 ATV trails in British Columbia. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Johnston Creek including Christina Falls, Redfern Lake, Stewart Lake Trail and Septimus.

Local Contacts:  Fort St John Visitor Centre (250) 785-3033; MOOSE ATV Club (250)787-7795; Hi-Performance Motor Sports (250) 785-8125.

Base Camp:  Bear Flats Campground; Corner RV Park

Breakfast Restaurant:  Annas Coffee House; Esquires Coffee House

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  7/10/2016

ID:  21020

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