Explore the most popular hiking 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
1 month ago

Beautiful hike! Hiked this when moderately out of shape and was quite tough but well worth the view. Recommended you hike clockwise as the last 2 hours are intense with brutal switchbacks that are best done on the decent.

Used this as approach to scramble up Mount Daly in August 2017. Made for a long 14 hour day but after three years of hiking in the Bow Valley, this is probably my favourite approach hike of all time. Will likely do this again this year to bag Mount Niles

backpacking
4 months ago

Beautiful short hike. Only takes 30 minutes. Lots of spots to cut of and go do other hikes to different lakes and some waterfalls.

So amazing, possibly my favourite hike ever!

hiking
7 months ago

Looks like it may have been nice a few years ago. Trail #3 is fairly overgrown. Trail #1 and 2 are open, but not much for sight seeing other than forestry views.

Nice and steep but not the best view

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful hike on Sept 24th with great sunny sky. Hiked clockwise with stunning views of the aqua blue lake and rocky snowy peaks all around. After tracking past the lake the hike took us past rocky river bed until we started the ascent. Wonderful views of the waterfall towards the left. Once we started on the second part of triangle the views were spectacular and path took us past rocky cliffs. Saw about a dozen mountain goats grazing. Once past the peak on the third leg of the hike the switchbacks down were never ending...but beautiful. We have hiked all over the US and Canada and this hike was in our top three ever. Would do again.

hiking
7 months ago

hard work very rewarding.

on Burgess Pass

hiking
7 months ago

this hike is accessed through Emerald Lake. it's around 2km from the parking lot to the trail head. this hike is hard. we did 11 km to reach the ridge and there was almost 50 switchbacks! you're in the trees the whole time so there's not much for scenery. steady incline the whole time and a fair amount of elevation gain. once you get to the ridge, the views are pretty nice but not spectacular. this hike in my opinion is more to test your stamina, not for awe inspiring photos. in total the hike took us around 7 hours return with a few breaks. bring lots of water. The trail loops back around the lake but it's another 12km or so we were told and you will end up on the far side of the lake. adds a lot more time so we went back the way we came. I'd say this hike is hard and will definitely test your ability to keep going.

Very nice simple trail near the River. Wenn saw one Black Bear.

hiking
7 months ago

Lovely trail. We hiked to the Niles Ampitheatre and did not see a single other person on the trail (September). Very nice scenery along the whole hike starting with the beautiful Sherbrooke Lake and then the gorgeous waterfalls. I thought the falls were prettier than Wapta and Takakkaw but you have them all to your self which makes it so much better. Lovely meadow section with mountain views. Pretty hard to beat the scenery and the trail is fairly easy. A few creeks you need to hop across and some less than ideal bridges to cross (broken logs etc) and some precarious steep sections but just take your time and be careful and it will add to the adventure.

backpacking
8 months ago

Beautiful falls

hiking
8 months ago

Petite rando pas trop fréquentée

It is amazing view.

This was hard but so worth it... the views were extraordinary for me.

hiking
8 months ago

We hiked it a couple days ago. Saw deer and Mtn goats. Brutal switchbacks for last 2 hours, stopped at Yoho lake for lunch. 8 hour hike, must be tough.

hiking
8 months ago

Superbe montée alpine se terminant au glacier. Superbe vue du sommet Perley Rock.

The hike was really amazing with great views. There was a little bit of everything which made the hike really enjoyable. We made it nearly to the top but had to turn back as it was really rocky and didn't want to risk it with my dog. If you are going to climb up to the top it is really steep and loose shale, trekking poles are highly recommended.

hiking
8 months ago

Tough hike. Worth it for the great views

Lots of steep climbs. Challenging, but worth the effort.

Awesome hike! Beautiful views and lots of different terrain from rolling hills to very rocky! Hiking shoes are highly recommended. Takes about an hour to do the hike and once you get to the lake can be quite chilly so make sure you are prepared.

Keep in mind, the road up is very sketchy! SUV or truck is a must as there are lots of rocky patches and pot holes! We passed a Toyota Camry on it's way down that were afraid to blow a tire and decided to try another hike.

All in all it took about 4 hours. An hour up and back and an hour to hike...

hiking
9 months ago

Spectacular hike with amazing views. Difficult but worth it. Do watch for bears.

hiking
9 months ago

A moderately challenging hike with persistent elevation gain. Take your time and drink in the scenery! The trail leads through gorgeous forest and is well maintained, but vegetation becomes quite sparse as you ascend: remember to bring sunscreen.

Visitors arriving to the viewing area will be met with jaw-dropping panoramic vistas across the valley floor, as well as the dramatic mountain peaks surrounding.

If you have the energy and agility, scramble up the rocks beyond the lookout hut and journey upwards to the edge of the tree line.

Highly enjoyable, a "must-do" if you are in the area!

9 months ago

Fantastic hike. We loved it, totally worth the hard work for the amazing view!!!! ❤️

What a thrill to walk on the ridgeback of a glacial moraine, views were expansive.

Rushing river, short walk, perfect place to stop on a rock for lunch and listen to the roaring river. nice bridge crossing views. contemplate the confluence.

hiking
9 months ago

Tough climb at times near end ... especially in the heat! Great view from lookout hut!! You'll feel quite rewarded for putting in the effort to this moderate (nearly difficult) hike.

hiking
9 months ago

The trail is pretty decent till it tumbles out onto the rocks and scree. At this point you're reaching the most difficult section. The trail can be hard to keep track of in the rocks, and trekking poles are highly recommended! But the views are gorgeous. And it's a quick hike down.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful little hike right off the highway. Not much traffic.

hiking
10 months ago

Très belle ballade vers un superbe lac émeraude via un chemin ravissant sous les arbres et bordé de fleurs. Personne à l'arrivée, impression d'être seuls au monde dans cette beauté sauvage !

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