NES students get ready to hike the new Jackrabbit Trail up at Wensley Creek on Friday

Hike and learn on the Jackrabbit Trail

The Jackrabbit Trail was officially opened and hiked by grade three and five students on Friday, Sept. 27.

The Jackrabbit Trail was officially opened and hiked by grade three and five students on Friday, Sept. 27. The short but not small group made their way in the rain to the cross-country ski club warming hut, checking out the new features that have been installed along the way.

The new trail, developed in partnership between NACFOR and the Nakusp and Area Trails Society, has new interpretive signage made by Lloyd Dennis and Osprey Signs throughout the hike, informing hikers about different tree species, local wildlife and history of the area. An information kiosk built by NSS wood teacher Ken Barisoff and Wulf Mense of Nakusp ACTS! is also on site.

Access to this trail can be found at the Wensley Creek ski trail parking lot and from Wilson Lake Road. New brochures with a map and information about the trail can be found at the trailhead and the Tourist Information Office in Nakusp.