In December 2016, the Kaien Island Trail Enhancememt and Recreation Society completed a master plan for a network of interconnected trails, integrating many existing routes which have fallen into disrepair or disuse. The plan was completed through the donation of time and services by Urban Systems Ltd. and McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. The Kaien Trails organization is also responsible for resumption of the popular Quickclimb timed ascent of Mt. Hays. The annual event restarted in 2015 as a fundraiser for trail development.
The mission of the Kaien Trails society is composed of four priorities:
Development of a recreational trail network
Guided by the Kaien Trails master plan, existing and newly-built trails will be integrated into a linked systems of routes that connect Prince Rupert's waterfront to its mountain peaks
Promotion of trail recreation and safety
Through events like the Mt. Hays Quickclimb timed ascent, the Society raises money for trail development and encourages residents to explore the rainforest on our doorstep