Explore the most popular Paddle Sports trails in British Columbia 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 day ago

Very easy loop around the lake. Some great points for photos. This past weekend the trail condition was hard packed for majority of it with a few sections on the SouthEast side mucky. Excellent family walk.

Done this hike twice, 5 yrs apart with both my boys when they were 6. It’s great fun, and a good sense of achievement, and with beautiful views! Just be careful if you join it on the south west side as it is very steep and rocky, if you stick to the trail, piece of cake! It’s about an hour all in if you don’t spend long at the lookout.

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful!!!!!! Its an easy hike around, its a little muddy on one side of the loop, but makes it fun an adventurous to figure your way around it. There are many different views of the lake! We finished off canoeing and a bite to which made for a perfect day! Def get there early or you’ll have the crowds around you! Mid way through the loop there is an option to continue onto another trail which is an extra 6.4 km We got lucky because the lake just thawed out.

walking
no shade
3 days ago

Off-leash dog park near the south end by Jerry Sulina Park. Lots of parking at the park as well. Can get busy but not predictable. I have been there on several sunny Saturdays when it has been almost empty and Wednesday afternoons when the parking lot was overflowing. Well maintained with benches and garbage cans along the way. No shade so best to bring/wear a hat. Be mindful that this area is home to bears and coyotes. The north end has “Silver Bridge”, famous as a jumping spot for kids of all ages - not necessarily safe at all but still a local tradition. This end also has a well-maintained parking lot with picnic tables and a length of water access great for kayak launching and just relaxing.

This trail was not for the faint of heart or legs, climbs up steadily the whole way. we accidentally went left at the boulder field which had us scrambling with little to no grip. made it to pierce lake and tried for second, but we were definitely still in avalanche season, and the was up had been snowed over. stayed overnight on the lake, and headed back in the morning. Unfortunately, our car was badly vandalized, would recommend trying for a day hike and light pack;)

Really enjoyed this hike, beautiful views from the dam. Was not overrun even on Mother's Day. Well worth the time it takes.

A varied trail that is enhanced by the sound of cascading water in a few places

snow
14 days ago

Really easy going and perfect for a gentle stroll around the lake. The lake was still mostly frozen (2nd week of May) but we got some great views.

hiking
21 days ago

A beautiful hike, easy but very deep snow when we went last month. No elevation gain so perfect for all the family. Would love to do it in the summer as I’m sure the views would be much different. This was a perfect morning start for our stay at Emerald Lake Lodge.

hiking
no shade
23 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

Easy, fun hike! Great canoe trip, highly recommended.

hiking
snow
25 days ago

Was up today, 27 Apr 19. Trail is clear for about 5.5km, snow gets quite deep after that.

hiking
closed
muddy
26 days ago

Heed the warning signs that there is active logging happening. We went past the sign for a bit, but it’s way too wet and muddy to attempt

Lovely easy trail, took about 3 hours with a break half way with the baby backpack on.

Good trail for a nice long walk, take a day date and get to know each other! Beautiful sights, comfortable walk, friendly people, happy dogs.

hiking
29 days ago

This was my favorite hike I did while visiting Kamloops! I love that it’s a steady incline to get up to the rock and the view is absolutely breathtaking!! When you come back down it was awesome to see that you could continue on if you wanted a longer hike! Ended up doing a much longer hike along the lake and will absolutely be doing this one again when I am back!

trail running
29 days ago

A well groomed flat trail that goes along the river. It has a few picturesque views along the way but never to far from a road and noise.

hiking
1 month ago

Trail is in great shape and makes for a smooth hike. Some steep sections, but the views make it worth it.

on Four Lakes Trail

hiking
1 month ago

It is a good trail, I went four lakes trail, but we were missing a few trails. The trail is not too busy, but always bikes passing by. There are good BBQ tables beside Alice lake.

Very pleasant hike. Not terribly difficult

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

At some points not a good trail for an old dog. Had a hard time with the gps. You can’t really get lost just confused.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is not suitable for winter or early spring travel. The uppermost section before cresting the final ridge and gaining the first Pierce Lake is dangerous without the summer trail. My dog and I ended up scrambling on steep slush-over-ice in substantially exposed terrain. I love that kind of crap but I wouldn't recommend for others to follow in my footsteps. Trail should be clear of snow to the lake by the end of April.

hiking
1 month ago

Good day trip. Canoe to the hike to get up to the waterfall.

Very beautiful views (lots of money shots) around the lake. has a lot of ups and downs but nothing we couldnt handle (family with two 8 year olds). Really cool all the little bits of the lake that are hidden around bends as well.

1 month ago

Did the loop 2 days ago (March 31) and I was underwhelmed. The trail was fine, but you couldn't see much of the lake. I'm sure it would be much nicer in the summer, but it's not at the top of my list for winter hiking. The view of the mountains from the frozen lake was spectacular though.

on Emerald Triangle

rocky
1 month ago

Enjoyable loop, great views. Will definitely do it again.

hiking
1 month ago

Just got home from 3 nights in Nels Bight, the trial is pretty dry, I didn’t even get my gaiters muddy. Lots of wolf tracks but didn’t see any wolves. Beautiful beaches, the rangers cabin is amazing, I can’t wait to go back!

While in Osoyoos if you’re looking for an easy walk with great views of the lake this is it. Walked it on a mild winter day and it was lovely - wouldn’t recommend this location if the wind is strong though. Not certain what it would be like during camping season.

Wonderful hike with amazing views!

Great views from Cleveland Dam

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