Hiking Trails in Hope, British Columbia

Hiking Trails in Hope BC

Hiking Trails in Hope BC

ROTARY NATURE TRAILS Rotary Nature Trails – Travel to the north end of 4th Avenue, where it becomes Wardle Street, trailhead is at the north end of Wardle. The Nature Trails are a common walking, running, and biking trail for the locals, and is a leisurely walk. At the trailhead, you simply have to walk a short distance to gaze upon the confluence of the surging Fraser and Coquihalla rivers. Walking alongside the Coquihalla river while being enshrouded by the beautiful forest is magnificent. It’s a great trail for the whole family, and all fitness levels. FALLS LAKE Falls Lake – Drive east from Hope on Hwy-5 for approximately 50 km’s. Turn off at Exit 221 “Falls Lake”. Drive under the tunnel, and follow a short paved road to a parking area. In winter, you must park near the tunnel. The trail is 3 km long, and takes 1.5 hours to complete. Beautiful setting, and when you reach the lake, you feel quite secluded and very peaceful. It’s also a great spot for fishing. Take a little detour on your way up the Coquihalla Highway to stretch your legs; we promise you won’t regret it! DOG MOUNTAIN Dog Mountain – To get to Dog Mountain from Hope, head east on Highway 1 across the Fraser Hope bridge, and turn right onto Highway 7, where the trail will start about 1 km in. Park near the weigh scales, and cross the road. The trailhead is on the right hand side facing westbound. You will be surrounded by an enchanting old growth forest, and many variations of wildlife. The trail is 3 km long, and takes 1 hour to complete. HOPE MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT TRAIL Hope Mountain Lookout Trail – A long-time local favorite, the lookout is an easily accessible and well-maintained trail. Enter Hope through Exit 170, go through 1 set of lights and turn right at the next, turn right underneath the overpass and park by the picnic tables. On foot, follow the gated, gravel road to the left, and look for trail markers. The 2.4km Hope Lookout trail climbs steeply up the mountain with an elevation gain of 470m. At the viewpoint, you are rewarded with a magnificent view of Hope, B.C. and beyond. Keep your eye out for the viewpoint geocache! FLOOD FALLS TRAIL Flood Falls Trail – Take the Flood-Hope Road Exit #165, at the top of the exit, turn right and then left onto the road that runs parallel to the highway, Flood Falls road. Watch for the trailhead sign, which is just a short distance from the top of the hill, where you can park on the side of the road. This scenic trail is well-suited for all ages, as it is a leisurely 15min hike to the roaring falls. The path is also great for mountain biking. NEEDLE PEAK Drive north from Hope on Highway 5 to exit 217, the Zopkios Ridge rest area. Turn right; it will appear as though you’re driving towards a highway maintenance shed. Look for a small gravel service road on your right, and park beside it. The trailhead is off of the pipeline service road, right after the small creek next to where you parked. Needle Peak is the most popular trail in the Coquihalla Summit area. It offers a beautiful hike, scenic views, a ridge walk, and a small lake. The trail is 16km long, and takes 4-6 hours to finish. Visit http://TravelHopeBC.com Your TOLL FREE route from Vancouver to Hope BC.

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