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Embelton Mountain Loop is a 5.2 mile loop trail located near Sun Peaks Mountain, British Columbia, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 5.2 mi Elevation gain 1,532 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Forest Views
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Approx. 3 hour return (total) hike of overall moderate difficulty to various viewpoints overlooking Heffley Lake and surroundings. Can be done as a loop or as a there-and-back. The Old Mills and Aspen route is easier than Skyline and it is recommended (if looping) to go up Skyline and down the Old Mills and Aspen trails upon your return. Signage is very good on this hike and there are plenty of resources and maps on the internet as well as trails actually plotted on AllTrails. Road to P1 requires high clearance vehicle. The road that continues past P1 to P2 is in good shape.

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Mel M
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Hiking

Hike from the road isn't so pleasant, but it improves after that. A lot of exposure with some steep sandy parts. 3.5 stars.

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Mike George
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Good trail, varying between single and double track. Trail mostly shaded. Beautiful lookouts. There are a couple of sidetrack trails to lookouts that are well worthwhile. Trail in generally good condition. A few of the foot bridges and fence crossings are damaged, but can be passed or worked around. It rained two days ago, but most of trail dry. There are a couple of muddy patches. Most blown down trees have been cut, trail maintenance appears to be active here.

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Clint Gaspard
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We started from Heffley Lake Rec site and our GPS had it a 10.5km hike. Beautiful hike, with different trail options. If you’re the first at the top and you see the “<—- Lookout” sign don’t turn to your hiking buddies and yell LOOKOUT!...... they might not find it funny.

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Dean Montalbetti
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HikingBugsGreat!

Great trail. A little steep at the start, but having a truck/SUV to be able to get to P2 helps a lot. Great views without having to pay for the chairlift up at Sun Peaks. Bugs were very bad, but lather up in bug spray and you should be fine.

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Jen Sheeley
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Incredible wildflower display....like Walking through a story book.

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Allie Werry
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HikingMuddyWashed out

lots of parking options, great signage and different routes. lovely gazebo at the end! Very muddy and some washout areas as of June 2020 just at one section. Well worth it anyway!

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Marissa Darbyson
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HikingMuddy

Many different trails to customize your hike with a steep short section to get you to the good lookout. I thoroughly enjoy this hike! We went first couple weeks of May and there was a bit of mud but nothing a good pair of shoes couldn’t handle. Also the windflowers were starting to come out. I would recommend going at the end of May or beginning of June to get the full wildflower experience!

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darek daca
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Hiking

Good trail. Managed to get to P2 in a 2014 Mazda CX-5 AWD so you don’t NEED a truck but you do need to be careful. We did a a variation of this hike. Quite steep at points but the trail is in pretty good condition. Nice view point at the top to have a snack.

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John Butterworth
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Van Logie
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Beautiful views, especially if following the ridge. There is a gazebo at the top to enjoy. Good elevation gain so go early in the day to avoid the heat. Bring bug and bear spray. Dog friendly but should be kept on a leash to avoid conflicts with wildlife.

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Machacek Family
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We hiked the loop July 1st. The Machacek rating was a 4/5. Took us 2 hours. Trail was easy to follow. Kids are ages 12 and 14 and they loved the trail. Views at the top are great of Heffley Lake. Recommend parking at parking lot 2.m if you have 4x4. Takes away the bit of the hike that is not as interesting. The flowers along the way are fantastic. Pack a lunch for the lookout area.

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Justin Kopp
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I’ve started doing this route or some derivation of it once a year. It’s a moderate climb depending on your approach. I managed to get to the lookout with a five and eight year old and they didn’t complain much so it should be doable by most people. Great with a dog as well. I’ve also snowshoed it in the winter and it’s a lot harder then as there aren’t a lot of markers when the trail disappears and there tends to be a lot of deep unpacked snow here. Also if you take the upper route there are not a lot of views but plenty of wildflowers. I like this trail as it is well maintained and not many people are ever here. Biggest downside is getting to the upper parking for which you should really have a 4x4 unless you want to ruin your car.

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Tonya Card
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Heather T
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Miyah White
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Jerica Pippolo
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Danielle Smith
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