Forest Recreation

Billy Goat Bluffs

The Billy Goat Bluffs trail was developed in June 2018 by the generous and hard-working volunteers through the Creston Community Forest as well as the Trails for Creston Valley Society. This 2.7 km (one way) trail takes you up to a rocky outcrop overlooking the Creston Valley. This trail provides hikers with easy-access hiking right outside of town. At the top of the bluffs, hikers can enjoy the scenery by sitting at the beautiful picnic table crafted by woodshop students from Prince Charles Secondary School. Make sure to also check out the brand new kilometer sign posts that were installed by the CCF’s 2019 summer students in May.

From the Creston Valley Visitor Center, head north on Highway 3 towards Wynndel. After 2.6 km, turn right onto Helen Street (at the Tim Hortons). Continue on Helen Street for roughly 350 meters – the trail head will be located on the left, next to an information board about the trail. A small parking area may be found on the right hand side of the road.

  • Trailhead Access from town: 5-10 minutes
  • Hiking time (return): ~3 hours
  • Elevation gain: 369 meters
  • Distance: 5.4 km (return)

Hikers on opening day enjoying lunch with a view

The two first hikers to reach the bluffs on opening day, June 2018.