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Great views. Cougars rare but have bee spotted so bring bear spray.

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6 days ago

So worth the trip on a beautiful fall day

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3 months ago

My family of 3 completed this trail yesterday. We absolutely loved it - the landscape is so unusual for Canada, being a (protected) grasslands. There was a great variety of salt bush, grasses, and wildflowers. One or two pine trees had once been growing there, but appear to have died in a fire. Their remains are very dramatic against the backdrop of the moors.

This is my favourite hike so far in Canada.

The trailhead is easy to find, once you’re there. Follow the All Trails directions through google maps - our car’s sat nav couldn’t find it. There is a small pull over near some cattle fencing, that can take around 4 cars. It’s very lightly used - we had the trail to ourselves - though there was always one or two other cars parked when we were there.

The trail itself is more rustic than we had expected. A narrow path that climbs steeply to a summit, which took us about 45 minutes to get to. But I was stopping often to take photos, so it would be much faster for most others. And then about the same amount of time to get down. In total the trail took us 90 minutes, with plenty of time to stop and admire the scenery. Veterans probably do this in half that time.

There wasn’t a great deal of wildlife around. We watched an eagle at the summit, which was very cool, and there was evidence to suggest that cows graze there.

There were hundreds of mosquitos - the size of dogs - that were really annoying until we got about half way up the hill. They were particularly bad on the roadside.

The climate has been wet in recent days, and so we found a lot of the trail to be very muddy. This was a bit tricky as we were travelling in a brand, new hire car, and we couldn’t get our shoes properly clean. It wasn’t a big deal, but I wish I’d been prepared in advance.

If you’re leaving Kamloops for Jasper, this is a nice hike to get the day started. We then took the scenic route to McLure and the ferry crossing to Highway 5. It added about 30 mins to the day’s drive, but we loved it.

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4 months ago

My favourite trail in the area. Moderate and close to city. Give yourself 2 hours round trip. Sign the book in the cairn and take time to breathe in the beauty

Love it in Lac du Bois but remember your bug spray.

Great trial, love that it’s good for dogs too! Not easy, but not hard either. Loving the views!!

hiking
5 months ago

The mosquitoes were relentless despite it being midday and hot with a breeze. Make sure you have great bug repellant, and light-coloured, loose-fitting clothing. The hike was pretty, though not particularly challenging - May 18/ 2018

hiking
5 months ago

Variety of routes to explore. An expansive view of river and farmland to admire. New favourite!

hiking
5 months ago

Trail is easy to follow, although sign posts are in odd places. There is a bit of climbing at the beginning of the trail, with fairly flat and then easy downhill along a vehicle trail. A nice trail located close to Kamloops.

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5 months ago

This is one of my favourite Kamloops trails! Dog friendly, with a beautiful view at the end! Make sure to pack water for you and your dog though, it gets quite hot even in the spring and fall.

hiking
6 months ago

Grenat area for snowshoeing

Very nice short easy hike close to town.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Battle Bluffs is a great hike up. Great elevation gain and outstanding views at the end. Don't get discouraged with the multiple false summits, you'll know when you get to the very top as there's s cairn and one of the best views in the area. I wouldn't rate this hike as "easy" but it's not difficult, just take your time and enjoy the burn. We saw a moose of all things back there once.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

easy but nice

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Beautiful, gorgeous, wish you here! Not easy at all.

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