Stein River Trail is a 42.0 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lytton, British Columbia, Canada that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

42 km
1,656 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash




trail running



2 months ago

Great hike with minimal elevation gain, all along Stein River. A few scree scrambles but they're short. Many well developed campsites along the trail with bear bins and pit toilets make for good camping.

2 months ago

I grew up hiking Stein so I’m biased. However if you hike this trail. I promise you won’t regret it. There’s beautiful paintings along the way. At the beginning there’s an asking rock which you pray to a higher power you believe in and ask them to watch over your journey before you hike along. There’s camping spots along the trail & fresh water also along the way. This trail is known to get bears, however as long as you have bear spray and bear banger or something to make noise you shouldn’t have any issues. If you have dogs please pickup after them. The trail is beautifully kept & for good reason. I always bring my dogs and always stop at the water for them to cool off and get some fresh water. The devils staircase is my favorite spot to stop for a quick bite to eat. If you keep going there’s plenty of stops to stop @ however be prepared for a workout. :)
No pass is needed to park at the trailhead.

3 months ago

Stunning hike
easy trail, beautiful waterfalls and lots of old growth forest
washrooms about every 2.5 km
we both loved it!!

4 months ago

Great hiking, really spacious camp sites. Cool temps beside the river for sleeping.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Excellent travel with kids. Lots of water and great campsites. Only went to Devils Staircase camp, so looking forward to coming back to explore more.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Stein valley is an absaloutely great spot for multi day hikes with a cool rock slide to play in caves and when you hit the devils staircase well its a challenge but thats where the fun starts!!! watch out for the local dog that wonders the trails too he is a friendly little guy and will follow you

Tuesday, June 27, 2017