Interactive map of the Morrissey area trails. Some landmarks are clickable for more information.

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Morrissey Staging site is a joint venture with the GFATV Club and the City of Grand Forks. Built in 2014 with funds provided by many partners this site is extensively used by many in the spring.
The southern facing slopes lose their snow cover by late February and many shared users come out to hike, bike and ride on the trails. The desire to go off the trails is very tempting for many, but with help from Ministry of Lands, Forests and Natural Resources and a strong education program most users stay on the trails respecting the many wildlife species and the environment. Click the map spot for more information.
Gilpin Staging site This staging area is approximately six Km east of Grand Forks build in cooperation with Ministry of Lands Forest and Natural Resources on Conservancy land. This is a very sensitive staging area due to the endangered species located in the area and we appreciate users being very careful not to disturb the area. This area is Nature Conservancy Land. Use is limited to Main road/trail only, no secondary trail use permitted, please respect all posted signs and closures. Click map spot for more information.
Stewart Staging site The Stewart staging site is located on Stewart Creek Forest Service Road (FSR) near the turnoff to Highway 395 south. This site is a excellent area to camp having access to many Mt Bike trails as well the most eastern section of the shared use trail system.
Morrissey Mountain Lookout
In the early years of the forestry industry, many acres of trees where destroyed by fire. The lookout man was placed on top of a mountain with charts, a radio phone and a pair of binoculars, and he was the first spotter for fires caused by lightning, logging or campers. It was his job to report as accurately as possible where there was a fire. Lookouts were placed on top of mountains such as Morrissey Lookout, Rhoderick Duh, Blue Joint and Bunch Grass in an effort to get a head start on fires.
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Morrissey Mountain Lookout

Morrissey Mountain Lookout
In the early years of the forestry industry, many acres of trees where destroyed by fire. The lookout man was placed on top of a mountain with charts, a radio phone and a pair of binoculars, and he was the first spotter for fires caused by lightning, logging or campers. It was his job to report as accurately as possible where there was a fire. Lookouts were placed on top of mountains such as Morrissey Lookout, Rhoderick Duh, Blue Joint and Bunch Grass in an effort to get a head start on fires.
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Lost Lake is a small (1 Ha) catchment pond in Deadhorse Pasture in Overton Moody Range Unit. Click for Lost Lake Bench link.
Gilpin Grasslands Provincial Park This park was designated in May 2007 to protect this distinctive grassland ecosystem and maintain essential habitat for species at risk. All Terrain Vehicles, Motorcycles and all motorized vehicles are prohibited except as authorized by Ministry of Environment. This does not include the Gilpin Forest Service Road main which weaves in and out of the western boundary of the park and is open to motorized vehicles.
Nature Trust Lands Lands held by TNTBC are indicated on our maps in a bright/lime green. These areas are restricted to “Main road/trail only, no secondary trail use permitted, please respect all posted signs and closures.”
Conservation Lands (shown in orange on our maps) The Conservation Lands where the staging area is located were acquired by the Ministry of Environment in 1988 for the purposes of Wildlife Management. Of the original eight parcels acquired on the north side of the highway, some have been established as Gilpin Grasslands Provincial Park and the remainder are managed as Conservation Lands. The location is dedicated to the endangered species of the Grasslands. GFATV Club is most appreciative to MLFNR and all of the partners that came together to assist in establishing this location.
Historic Granby Smelter The site of the first smelter in the district, which became the largest copper smelter in the British Empire. The Granby River was dammed and a power plant constructed. Ruins of the dam remain. The smelter operated until 1919 when the world copper market plunged. The plant is gone, but mountains of black slag remain. Click the image for the link to Mountains of Slag Bench.
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Historic Granby Smelter

The site of the first smelter in the district, which became the largest copper smelter in the British Empire. The Granby River was dammed and a power plant constructed. Ruins of the dam remain. The smelter operated until 1919 when the world copper market plunged. The plant is gone, but mountains of black slag remain. For more information see the Mountains of Slag Bench Information
Grand Forks View This viewpoint has an information bench and a great view of Grand Forks. Click the viewpoint spot to read the bench.
Christina Lake