Adams River is a 14.6 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Scotch Creek, British Columbia, Canada that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
14.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
273 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wildlife

trail running
16 days ago

Trail run on Nov. 28 up the Packer Trail to the end loop, then back along the River Trail (exactly 15 km). Trails were a bit wet and slippery, but no snow. Scent of dead salmon is still heavy. This is my favorite local trail for trail running. It starts off nice and wide on either trail (the upper Packer Trail or the lower River Trail). Towards the end of the loop, it changes to a single track and has a little bit more rock. The nicest views are at the gorge, in my opinion, but the trail does skirt along the river and offers many photo ops.

trail running
2 months ago

Ran this trail a couple of weeks ago. Hands down, my new favorite trail. Absolutely beautiful scenery. The trails are well maintained and great for running (not a lot of roots or rocks).

2 months ago

Awesome hike, took us a while because we stopped to take pictures and look around. Amazing to see when the salmon are spawning

3 months ago

The best part of this hike was the variety of environments along to 20 km length (if started from the main park parking lot). The trail was well maintained and easy to follow.

I would rate this as more of a moderate hike based largely on the length and as a reminder to people that it is the type oh hike to be sure to carry along some basic supplies and proper clothing because at the far end you are at least 8 km in from the nearest accessible road.

hiking
3 months ago

This hike turned into a 20km hike as we left from the Roderick Haig Brown Parking lot which added the distance. Nice hike.. took the River Loop up the river and the Parker Ridge on the way back which loops back to the river. It is an easy hike but moderate in length. Trail is great and well maintained.

8 months ago

This trail is interesting and has mostly small elevation changes as it follows the Adams River upstream from the parking lot. The Adams River is one of the most important Salmon spawning rivers in BC. These fish fight their way upriver from Vancouver (Fraser River) in a spectacular effort that ends here after spawning every late September/October.

hiking
19 days ago

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nature trips
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago