Hiking in Kamloops, British Columbia
Hiking in Kamloops, BC
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.
For more information on any of the hikes below, recommendations and/or directions, please contact the Kamloops Visitor Centre
Recommended Hiking Areas in Kamloops, BC
Peterson Creek Park
For a Peterson Creek Park Trail Map, click here
Kenna Cartwright Park
For a Kenna Cartwright Trail Map, click here
Cinnamon Ridge Hoodoos
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- A variety of interesting volcanic features exposed on the slope and one of the canyons
- Narrow slot-like character of the canyon and hoodoo spires
- Moderately steep trail
- Various side trails leading to summit
- this is a moderately steep trail that leads to the summit with a network of side trails
Isobel Lake Interpretive Trail:
- Northwest of Kamloops on Lac Du Bois Road
- Enjoy interpretive trail footpaths around the lake
- Learn about the different uses of the forest
Lac Du Bois:
- Endless series of trails exploring behind Batchelor Heightsh
- Ideal for bird watching
- Upper grasslands in bloom during June and July
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
Pinantan Lake Mountain Ascent Park:
- West end of Pinantan Lake
- Nice views
- Opportunities for wildlife viewing
Stake Lake Trails:
Sun Peaks Resort:
Tranquille Marsh/Dew Drop Range Trail:
- Off Tranquille Road past the airport
- Great for bird watching
- 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
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.