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Needle Peak Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hope, British Columbia, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.3 mi Elevation gain 2,683 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Snowshoeing Forest Views Rocky Scramble Snow
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NOTE: This route has slippery and snowy conditions. There is some scrambling and climbing involved. Please ensure to have appropriate gear.

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Émilie Moreau
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Belle randonnée! :)

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Dan Howarth
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HikingGreat!

Amazing trail with so many cool spots and views. I lost my Gopro hero 7 black somewhere along the lower portion of the trail so if anyone finds it please give me a call at 250-859-4056.

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Julia Nord-Leth
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HikingGreat!Scramble
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Joshua Roy
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Backpacking

Fairly steep elevation. Lots of loose gravel but beautiful hike

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Dave Harder
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Hiking

Easy access since it is right beside the highway. Steep for first 30 min and then a more moderate slope. Lots of roots so poles and hiking boots are better the running shoes. Hiking boots help on the rock climbing portion. The next time I go I will bring a 30 foot thick nylon rope to add to the short rope that is there now, which would make the worst section more manageable. No risk of falling off a cliff but it is for the more adventurous. Did it on a hot day on Sept 6, 2020 and should have brought more fluids. Incredible 360 views!

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Heidi Kinnersley
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This is a challenging hike, but well worth it!! Very steep for the first 40 min. or so, then opens up into beautiful vistas. Need good hiking shoes/boots. Make sure you stop at the little lake; a few people camping, swimming, picnicking. The views are unbelievable, a fantastic

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Hayley Hyslop
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Benjamin Ledingham
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Tiffany Chin
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Backpacking

the first part of the hike is challenging then it levels out to subalpine topography and stunning views. the scramble up to needle peak was definitely exhilarating! I have a fear of heights and it's clear how needle peak got its name, I was climbing down on all 4s on the way up and down! overall, I enjoyed this hike quite a lot!

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Rachel Douglas
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Csaba Prozbik
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HikingGreat!RockyScramble

Hiked on Aug 29, 2020. Epic hike with breathtaking views along the way. The weather was a mix of sun and cloud and moderate wind. We got stuck at the ropes section both going up and on descent. Make sure you have proper nonslip hiking shoes as the trail is either dusty or muddy and more importantly you need a good grip on the rocks for the last 1 km. Saw many people with regular shoes in bad shape due to the trail. Have warm and windproof clothing. Would totally do this one again !

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Jennifer Mclean
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For those afraid of heights, the scariest section (imo) is the rope section that takes you up to the ridge. There are two ropes and you'll need to use them both to get up. Highly recommend hiking boots with good grip, rather than sneakers. If you have the grip, you won't have anything to worry about. After you walk along the ridge, you'll come to the final scrambling section. Follow the yellow tape. You'll eventually come to a wall, to the right is very rocky and to the left is a crack between two rocks (I uploaded a picture). You can go up the crack, and then go towards the right. Once you're up, you'll see the next piece of yellow tape - you can't see it from the bottom so this is the one section that was a little unclear for me. There's not really any exposure on this trail as long as you stay on route and follow the yellow tape. The biggest risk is slipping on the way down once you're on the regular trail again (after the scrambling sections). The loose dirt/rocks and roots can be tricky (saw someone break their ankle here once!). Be sure to take your time and watch your footing, especially if you're tired on the way back. You may want to consider poles for that section - but ones that you can put away for the scramble.

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Bridget McEwan
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Hiking

Busy parking lot. Trail is well travelled, first steep section is a bit rooty but not bad. Stroll across the saddle is easy to make good time. Scrambles are fun, very manageable. Wind can get cold up top so bring an extra layer! Great views and friendly people. Loved the hike. 5hrs 15min car to car, including break times.

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Darcy Ross
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It was a quick step off the highway and right into the woods. The walk up was grindy but not too bad. There was a couple hard spots along the way but all pretty doable. The tricky part came after the split between needlepeak point and the other one when you had to go up the mountain. The rope was scary to climb up as I've never really done that before but it was nice once we passed that part. The big rock climb was tricky but if you follow the yellow tape and use a 3 point contact method you'll be set. Dress for the weather as it was warm at the bottom and real windy at the top. 5/5, will be back to hike the other spot soon.

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Jesse Scharf
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Hiking

Loved it. So beautiful. Started at 830am I think and was the second group to summit

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Julien Simon
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Hiking

perfect hike. Scramble at the top is good.

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Tim Tapar
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Thomas Ruf
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K Stat
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Amber Wold
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Hiking

Amazing. Walked thru fears and conquered it. Love it.

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Deanne C
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Aug 15 - Awesome hike. 360 views all around. Good burn uphill for the first 3 km's until you reach the saddle. Scramble up to the peak was a mental challenge for me (fear of heights). The ropes made a steep section a lot easier. Lots of sun exposure, so bring sunscreen and lots of water. Overall, loved this hike and will check out Flatiron on the next one.

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