Odaray Highline Trail
Our Request to You
#1 - LIMIT your use of the Odaray-Highline trail . . .
Throughout the season, please limit your use of the trail. Choose to hike other trails first.
The area offers a wide choice of hiking trails. Some alternative hikes are: the Lake Oesa trail, the Opabin Plateau Circuit, and the Lake McArthur trail.
August 15 to September 15 is an especially sensitive period for wildlife movement. During this time, please choose not to use the trail at all.
#2 - If you use the trail . . .
If you choose to hike the Odaray-Highline, you can limit your impact on wildlife in the corridor by observing the following guidelines:
At the trailhead:
- Check the Odaray-Highline trail log-book. It will show how many groups of people are currently using the trail. Four groups or less per day will help maintain a low level of disturbance. Your responsible decision may guide you to hike elsewhere that day.
- Sign in your group so other hikers can assess if they should use the trail that day.
- If possible join another group before entering the corridor. Each group represents a disturbance in the corridor. By joining your group with another, two disturbances are reduced to one.
While in the wildlife corridor:
- Use the trail between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm. This makes human use more predictable to wildlife and concentrates disturbance in a shorter daily period.
- Stay together. Travel at the speed of the slowest group member. A tight group represents a pulse of disturbance; a group that spreads out creates a wall of disturbance.
- Don't stop or eat below treeline.
- Don't bring your pet.
- Stay with your group for your return through the corridor.