Hiking in Kamloops, British Columbia
Kamloops' vast, rugged landscape lends itself perfectly to being a great hiking destination. The terrain varies from semi-arid desert to lush, green forests of birch, poplar, spruce and ponderosa pine. There are many exciting areas to hike in Kamloops for people of all abilities.
Click here for the City of Kamloops Parks and Trails Map.
For more information on any of the hikes below, recommendations and/or directions, please contact the Kamloops Visitor Centre
Isobel Lake Interpretive Trail:
Lac Du Bois
- Mara Trail, Cinnamon Ridge Trail, Dewdrop Trail & Grasslands Community Trail.
- Endless series of trails exploring behind Batchelor Heights
- Ideal for bird watching
- Upper grasslands in bloom during June and July
- Click here for more information on hiking in Lac Du Bois.
Lac le Jeune/Ross Moore Lake
McConnell Lake Provincial Park:
Paul Lake Provincial Park Circuit
- 2.3 km hike starting in the day use area parking leading to the summit of Gibraltar Rock
- Strenuous hike at times
- Benches along the way
- Rewarding view
- Click here for more info
Pinantan Lake Mountain Ascent Park
- West end of Pinantan Lake
- Nice views
- Opportunities for wildlife viewing
Stake Lake Trails
Sun Peaks Resort
- Trail begins behind the arena in Valleyview on Highland Road
- Variety of easy trails with great views
- Ideal place to watch the sunset
Paddle/Hike Copper Island with Unique Adventure Tours
An invigorating early morning wake up call! You will launch on on inflatable boats at Shuswap Provincial Park and paddle the 2 km across to Copper Island Provincial Park (approximately 1/2 hour paddling). Then you will hike about an hour around the loop trail with exquisite panoramic views on Copper Island. You will return to Shuswap Park with a satisfying paddle across the lake. Snack and drinks provided.
This tour is weather dependant! They only operate in calm lake conditions, therefore may postpone or cancel that same morning. Allow 3 hours round trip.
Cost: $75 plus hst Four people per tour
Who Can Go: This tour requires moderate fitness. Ages 14 and up is recommended.
Footwear: Solid Hiking Shoes for hiking. Although they do try and avoid getting the feet wet on the paddle over, it is possible. You may wish to wear secure sandals (no flip flops) and change to hiking shoes afterwards.
Clothing: Wear weather appropriate clothing and bring a sweater or light jacket.
Optional: Small camera, water bottle, sunscreen, bug repellent in spring. You may bring a small lightweitght backback.
Contact Unique Adventure Tours
ACT Adventure Tours
A glorious hike through the arid grasslands of Kamloops passing by natural rock formations known as The Hoodoos. Amazing views of the Thomson River and Kamloops Lake. Follow up the hike with a visit to a local brewery for a taste of what Kamloops has to offer.
Travel to the forests north of Kamloops, along the lakeshore and to the top of Gibralter Rock. Catch some amazing vista views with a scenic drive to and from and finish the tour with a visit to a local brewery for some sampling of Kamloops brews.
Starting at $125 per person (min. 2 ppl).
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Hiking Trail Maps for Kamloops, British Columbia
Check with the Kamloops Visitor Centre on local area hiking maps and for recommendations on the gear needed for hiking excursions.