Walk the trails of Hi-Knoll Park to see birds, tall trees, and maybe even the rare White Fawn Lily.
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Dawn until dusk
Hi-Knoll Park, located just inside the Surrey/Langley border, offers a scenic nature trail walk through forest and meadow habitats. The walk is 1.5 kilometres long and takes about 30 minutes. Please note: during the rainy season, the entire area north of the Nicomekl bridge becomes inaccessible due to flooding.
In the northern section of the park, you will find a meadow and seasonal swamp where ducks and swallows gather next to the Nicomekl River. It's a great spot for birdwatching!
In the southern section lies an undisturbed wooded area, one of the few places in the Lower Mainland where the endangered White Fawn Lily blooms in spring. If you're lucky enough to find its delicate white or pink flowers, please don't pick them - they are becoming increasingly rare in the park.
The land for this park was gifted to the City in 1974 Doris Kathleen Skelton. Born to pioneering parents, Doris and her husband also sought land of their own and purchased Hi-Knoll Farm in 1947. Doris loved the land so much that she passed it on as a park for us explore and appreciate long into the future. A cairn stands inside the fence on Colebrook Road which divides the 25 hectare plot of land.