With the main pedestrian and equestrian trails completed, you can now hike to Mt. Thom's lookout point at an elevation of 484 metres and enjoy spectacular valley and mountain views.
There are picnic tables and benches along the trail for your use.
Directions to top loop trail - Highway 1, Exit 123 (Prest Rd), head south 4km to Bailey Road, turn left. 1km to Elk View Road, then right (uphill). Turn right on Ryder Lake Road which winds uphill and branches off when it meets Extrom Road. Continue straight on Extrom to the next right, Forester Road and take the following right, Churchill Parkway, to the parking area. The driving route is marked but the trails are not. Hike uphill (stay left at junctions) for 1km to the viewpoint. Take the trail to the right to loop back to the parking area.
Note: the trail to the left on your descent will lead you to the bottom of the mountain, not the parking area!
Distance Return: Top Loop 2km
Time : 1 Hour
Elevation Gain : 200m Degree of difficulty: easy
Churchill Parkway, Chilliwack, BC
Parks, Recreation & Culture Dept.