Zoa Peak Trail

HARD 10 reviews

Zoa Peak Trail is a 9.3 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.3 km
702 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips





15 days ago

Beautiful area - but insane amount of mosquitoes. Bring bug nets and shirts, or leave it for out of bug season.

27 days ago

July 14 - 2018 Beautiful clear sunny day, nearing 30°. If heading Eastbound take the Falls Lake Exit, take a left under the underpass and take a left as you exit. Follow the highway entrance ramp till you see a right hand turn. Follow this road for about 5 minutes and you'll find a parking lot. Perfect place to park both for the lake and for Zoa Peak. Signage in the summer is excellent although some of the letters off the signs are peeling. You follow a forest service road and should see a sign to take a sharp left into the trees. Should be clear from there. False summit has better views than real summit. SO MANY BUGS. Bring some sort of deterrent. Absolutely no snow at the top right now. Did it pretty fast, about 2 hours round trip. We couldn't stop to enjoy the view at the top due to bugs literally trying to eat us. All in all, awesome hike. I highly recommend going to the lake afterwards, it's gorgeous and serene.

1 month ago

Worst hiking experience of life. Only a little bit of view at the summit. Trail entrance was not properly marked other than 'Z A P A '. Lots of hangry mosquitoes which didn't care about bug sprays. Couldn't take rest anywhere even with spraying bugspray. It's not good for hiking but snowshoe should be better.

1 month ago

short hike. done in mid june. hlaf of the trail was still covered by snow. bring your crampons. rewarding when you reached the summit.

6 months ago

.... parking lot is right on the highway so access is super easy ....excellent views of the area once out of the trees and to the false summit ... although fun exploring, the views from the true summit were non existent due to tree cover and you will have a choice to make since there is a rather steep decent and and then more uphill to reach it . ( but ,hey .. why not if you have time)

11 months ago

Love it, great elevation gain trail that has some pretty cool views at the end. The trail up once in the forest and off the pipeline road is beautiful and with time you get into the sub alpine which offers fresh air and open vistas. For a bonus take the Falls Lake Trail once you get back down off this one.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Beautiful day! We had the entire mtn. to ourselves. The trail was fresh and fluffy with new snow. It was partially paved till nearing the top when we had to rely on gps and maps. We also lost our view nearing the top as we ended up in the clouds...make sure you are prepared with the right tools.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Beautiful hike on February 8, 2016. Family day, but when we arrived there were only 3 other cars there! Beautiful hike up probably took is about 2.5 hours up; there are some points of breaking out in a good sweat but nothing over the top strenuous. Good variety of incline and flatter areas. First bit is walking on the road that is not accessible by car, then you will notice a path to your right or you head straight up on incline. Take the incline... It goes on for a ways, about 30-40 minutes? Once it breaks into a more gentle incline and wide, even path keep you eyes open for a wooden sign on your left marked Zoa Peak... Heading into the trees. Watch for orange flagging and head through here for about 40 minutes? Then the trail has variety of open areas, inclines, etc. I suggest reading a couple other reviews if you want more precise details. ;) Relaxed at the top for about an hour as we had lunch, enjoyed the views and made hot chocolate. And added layers! Around 1 hour down, relaxing and took our time as it was a gorgeous sunny day and we didn't want to leave! So warm in the sunshine I enjoyed hiking in my tank top about half the time! Make sure you bring layers though as it was cold at the top. By top I mean false summit. That is as far as we went as we heard the real summit views don't compare to the false summit views - which were spectacular! Enjoy Gods creation on dazzling display up there!
My time frames are pretty rough, I didn't pay much attention to the time. :)
Keep in mind there are no bathrooms.

25 days ago

Saturday, January 21, 2017