This short trail connects McRae Creek Road to Biner Road, which is the trailhead of the Deer Point Trail. A moderate hiking trail with frequent views of Christina Lake. Suitable for most ability levels, though those with bad knees may want to avoid the section with rocky steps at the McCrae Creek end of the trail.
Badger provides an intermediate singletrack biking trail with a few rocky sections and steep descents. Riders should carry their bikes up the steep rocky section from McRae Creek Road and enjoy the moderate downhill ride along the mountainside to Biner Road and Deer Point trailhead. Be sure to bring water as none is available along the trail.
Distance: 2.2 km
Difficulty: Hike: Easy – Moderate
Bike: Intermediate (singletrack)
Elev. Change: 110 m
Uses: Hiking & Mountain Biking
Trail Head Access :
Lower end (hiking): From the bridge on Highway #3, head northeast for 7.3 km to the junction of East Lake Drive. Turn left, follow for 3.6 km keeping to the left after the bridge to Biner Road on the right, where the trailhead sign is located. This private road is the start of the trail. Park at the side of the road, clear of local traffic. An unpainted sign marks the trail head about 0.5 km along Biner Road.
Upper end: Take Highway #3 past the East Lake Drive turnoff and up around the bend where McRae Creek Road meets the highway on the left. Follow 1.3 km until you reach a sharp left turn where is a small parking area and some barricades. Follow past the barricades about 50 m to the steep trailhead; after scrambling up the first rocky section you can follow Badger Trail by keeping to the left, or the more difficult Mary’s Lookout Trail which climbs to the right a little ways in.
To access the McRae Creek entrance from East Lake Drive Drive, look for McRae Road to your right immediately after the bridge, 2.2 km from the highway. Follow McRae for 1.3 km to a steep right turn in the road where the original straight ahead section of road has been blocked.