Explore the most popular trails near Columbia-Shuswap with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking

walking

dogs on leash

forest

views

Columbia-Shuswap, British Columbia Map
VIEW FULL MAP

Hard is right, even knowing the route, it gets steep, especially when you have snow, but what a sight :)

Well worth the short hike.

Nice that this trail had very little snow, except for approx 50 metres from the upper lookout.

After the lower lookout, it seems as though this trail has not been maintained for some time. There were a lot of trees down across the trail.

Overall, awesome hiking conditions for this time of year.

1 month ago

Was steep, snow covered with underlayer of ice. Be careful on the steps, can be easy to slip id you do not having the correct footwear! Beautiful running waterfall below. Worth the quick trip down and longer climb back. Wouldn’t suggest for children in current condition!

Nice little trail to stretch your legs. The falls are totally worth the pit stop.

2 months ago

Wonderful hike and view on the ridge. A long ascent but not a technical trail! Technical only if you walk on the ridge pass the trail end. Have fun and bring a lot of water!

Fairyland.

did not have much time, this trial is very easy and short, but the scene is amazing.

2 months ago

One of my favourite hikes in rockies. The 360 panorama view of Rogers Pass and its surrounding glaciers is breathtaking. That said it is a tough climb so be fit and bring lots of water.

2 months ago

Absolutely amazing hike. It was tough, but well worth it. One of the few hikes I'm ready to do again! Views of the icefield were amazing, and a little bit of trekking past the official end of the trail will take you to the glaciers edge.

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful! Went with a group of 7 women. They ask you to hike in groups of at least four people for safety. First little bit is tough but eventually you get into the valley and up into the meadows for beautiful views! Make sure you look for the mountain top toilet and keep walking past where the end of the trail marker is. We saw one grizzly from across the valley who was curious about our presence but kept on doing what he was doing.

hiking
2 months ago

This was an absolutely incredible hike! Yes, it’s steep! The grade is fairly constant. After we passed the lake, we took the short cut to the right. It’s easier to go up the short cut and come back the long way. At the top, the views were 360 degrees! Mountains and snow and glaciers! If I can do this with a spinal cord injury and my husband with an injured knee, almost anyone can do it!

on Bear Creek Falls

3 months ago

Awesome, moderate hike with steep start/finish. Be prepared to get wet. Gorgeous waterfall.

Amazing hike to a gorgeous lake. Take the canoe for a ride. Road up is very rough and rocky, only take a high 4x4. Took a SUV and and the clearance were tight, took about an hour to drive up

hiking
3 months ago

Steady grade all the way, took the short route up from the lake and the long route back down, recommend this. Views from the ridge are spectacular!

hiking
3 months ago

Steady grade all the way, surrounded by beautiful scenery and rewarded with fantastic views. Didn't see any bears...

To nice,

Best highway rest stop ever. used it to get the kid to stretch their legs and saw some pretty rocks at the same time.

Gorgeous valley hike with roaring creek, snow capped mountains and multiple waterfalls. My wife called it Shangri-La.

hiking
3 months ago

The trail was so fun and amazing! Pretty steep in some parts but loved the challenge! Make sure you go on a clear day; the clouds tend to move in quickly and blocked our view once we reached the top making it hard to see 5 feet in front of us!

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome hike with a climb all the way up, never too steep. 100% worth for the views and big rocks at the top, perfect for sitting to enjoy lunch. Took about 2 hours to go up (decent pace). We loved it!

walking
3 months ago

Pretty straightforward- beautiful view when you’ve arrived at the falls. It’s very steep!

3 months ago

Not technically difficult but very physically demanding hike. It’s basically a constant steep climb all the way to the top. Above the lake you reach a meadow that gives a bit of a break. Very hard but very beautiful hike and the views at the top are well worth the effort. For a fit person plan on at least two hours up and an hour and a half down. There’s only one snow patch left to cross and it didn’t give us any trouble. Great hike.

on Asulkan Valley Trail

hiking
3 months ago

First couple of miles in the forest with minor gains in elevation. Then the party begins once you get out into the open. Significant elevation gains and some of the best scenery imaginable. Glaciers, snow capped peaks, waterfalls and plenty of white water. Hardly any bugs and the temps were comfortable. Highly recommended. Don’t miss this one.

hiking
4 months ago

Enjoyable 3 hour walk (hike). Allow more time in the future and keep climbing up to the glacier. Alpine/sub-alpine flowers along the path; saxifrage, false hellebore, willow herb and the stunning purple/pink monkey-flower. Beautiful and relaxing views all around with the roaring water background sound.

4 months ago

Talk to the information center wardens before hiking, and take the time to watch their bear video. Be ready to cancel your hike to avoid escalating a bear encounter. The video is maybe 45 min. of great education about bear behavior and how to respond to different encounters) Groups of 4 are currently required due to grizzly activity, including a protective Mom with cubs, who charges. Our group of 5 saw a grizzly from a good distance, took pictures with high zoom lenses, and took her hints that she wanted the trail for her feeding and family. Bears have limited habitat, so I'm glad to give her the space. She looks a little scrawny, so she may be more protective of her berry patches due to hunger. We slowly backed away, and returned to the trailhead, glad she blocked the trail on the way up instead of on the way down. We decided to hike at Illecillewaet instead.

4 months ago

This is a difficult, but wonderful hike, worth the high elevation gain, and recommended 6.5 hours (or more if you have time) to to enjoy it. The trail starts steeply in the trees, but if you're in good shape, keep going, the elevation gain becomes less intense after the lake. The lake is not much to look at; snap a mountain reflection picture, and keep going to get away from the bugs. Just after taking a right for the "short way," you'll come to a rocky area with a little view. The trail climbs up to a beautiful meadow with a great view of the mountains behind, and the back of the mountain you're about to go around. You'll see weather station equipment, and maybe a little pond. Go up, and to the right at a little fork that goes down the long way if you go left. Traverse a small snow field as views of the other side of the mountain open up. Hike up the ridge, and you'll see the true meaning of a "panoramic" view - amazing mountains, snow fields, and glaciers, something to delight the eyes everywhere you look!

trail running
4 months ago

Absolutely fabulous mountain & glacier vistas with seasonal alpine flowers make this a must do hike for outdoor enthusiasts.

hiking
4 months ago

One of my favourite hikes! 1100m of up but the 360° views are amazing, as well as Mt Sir Donald and Illecillewaet glacier.

Really cool trail. They did amazing trail building through the talus field down low and the waterfall was amazing! We did this in July. Unfortunately the snow pack was too thin to cross (punched through easily to deep holes in talus field) and we could not go around safely so had to turn back 0.2 miles from the top. Trail is very strenuous. Consider bringing a long static line and micro spikes in summer. Ice axes and crampons are probably required earlier in the season.

hiking
4 months ago

Load More