Burgess Pass

HARD 4 reviews
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Burgess Pass is a 10.5 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Columbia-Shuswap, British Columbia, Canada that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

10.5 km
1016 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash


trail running


6 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.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Beautiful scenery around Emerald Lake. Climb through forest but great ridge walk along the trail.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016