Balu Pass

MODERATE 9 reviews

Balu Pass is a 11.4 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Columbia-Shuswap, British Columbia, Canada that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
11.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
861 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

walking

views

no dogs

hiking
23 hours ago

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

27 days 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.

hiking
1 month ago

absolutely the best hike in the area
we highly recommend it to all who enjoy the great outdoors

1 month ago

Belle vue sur les montagnes
Trail facile ou moderé pour les débutants
cette trail se fait en 2h30 environ
il est recommandé de faire cette trail à 2 personnes, car risque de rencontre d'ours

hiking
Thursday, September 10, 2015

An awesome fave!!!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

hiking
Wednesday, July 17, 2013