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Revelstoke & Calgary

NORTH SHUSWAP

SOUTH SHUSWAP

Welcome!

Kamloops & Vancouver

SICAMOUS and AREA

SALMON ARM and AREA

WEST SHUSWAP

FALKLAND and AREA

ENDERBY and AREA

Vernon & Kelowna

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The Shuswap features an incredible variety of outstanding natural trails for all abilities. The Shuswap is situated in south-central British Columbia, midway between Vancouver, BC and Calgary, Alberta. Highway 1 (Trans-Canada Highway) and Highway 97 make it easily accessible from all directions. The region is scattered with unique communities of various sizes, each with its own attractions. The stunning natural setting and distinct four-season climate attracts visitors year-round. Many trails throughout the Shuswap provide outstanding views of its centrepiece, Shuswap Lake, as well as numerous smaller lakes, waterfalls and rivers.The Shuswap Highland and the Monashee Mountains and their sub-ranges offer endless opportunities for adventure . The terrain varies widely, from mossy forest floors, to alpine meadows, to wetlands. Well developed logging road networks and boating routes provide access to remote backcountry. Fantastic trail systems throughout the Shuswap provide unmatched opportunities for sole exploration. You’ll find countless kilometres of trails to fuel your passion in the Shuswap.

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published by: Shuswap Tourism Columbia Shuswap Regional District 555 Harbourfront Drive NE, Box 978 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P1 COVER PHOTO & PHOTOS THROUGHOUT: Shuswap Trail Alliance Any reproduction for commercial or other purposes whether for profit or otherwise, is not authorized.

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Regional Map Legend/Difficulty Ratings Trail Safety/Stewardship Trail Quick Picks

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South Shuswap Sicamous & Area


Seymour Arm

Hunakwa Lake

Pukeashun Provincial Park

LICHEN MTN.

Lee Creek

Scotch Creek

Shuswap Lake Bay Rd Eagle

Aylmer Lake

Copper Island

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Niskonlith Lake

Tillis Landing

Tappen

Kingfisher Creek Provincial Park

Canoe

FALKLAND Kamloops & Vancouver

Grandview Bench Rd.

Grindrod

Silver Creek

D eep Creek Rd

MT. IDA Gardom Lake 97

ENDERBY

Mabel Lake Rd.

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ARMSTRONG

WEYTK

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Hidden Lake

Shuswap R.

TUKTAKAMIN MTN.

Salmon R.

Enderby Cliffs Provincial Park

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Yankee-Flats Rd.

Arthur Lake Bolean Lake

Haines Creek

Spa Lake

MARA MTN.

97A

R. SAlmo n Valle

Sa lm on y Rd

Kernaghan Lake Pillar Lake

97B

Kingfisher Creek Ecological Reserve

Swansea Point

Rosemond Lake

South Canoe

SalmonArm

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Larch Hills

Pement Lake Bryden Lake

Wallensteen Lake

Mount Griffin Provincial Park

SICAMOUS

Sunnybrae

TURTLE VALLEY

ESTEKWALAN MTN.

Three Valley Gap Revelstoke, Golden & Calgary

Malakwa Yard Creek Prov. Park

Carlin

Skimikin Lake

Harper Lake

Kamloops & Vancouver

Eagle River Nature Park

BASTION MTN.

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Herman Lake

Notch Hill

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Blind Bay

Sorrento

Wild Rose Bay

Eagle Bay

White Lake e e Lak Whit

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Craigellachie

Narrows Village

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Roderick Haig-Brown Prov. Park

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Adams R.

Neskonlith Lake Prov. Park

St. Ives Anglemont

Magna Bay

NORTH

Ans tey Arm

Scotch Creek

CROWFOOT MTN.

EAGLE PASS MTN.

Overview Map

Adams Lake FSR

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Vernon & Kelowna

treat the WELCOME. Please Secwepemc land and

VISIT,STAY,& ENJOY OUR HOME. the people with respect. All of the trails in this guide are within the Traditional Territory of the Southern Secwepemc First Nation. This is the home land of the Neskonlith, Little Shuswap, Adams Lake and the Splatsin (Spallumcheen) First Nations. For generations these Indigenous communities have preserved the abundance of wildlife and the natural beauty of this land in their pristine environment. The flora and fauna of these Shuswap First Nation lands are a photographers dream. With all that these lands have to offer, they ask that you visit, or come to stay. The Indigenous communities in this region ask in return that you treat the land and the people with respect. This is their home for the short time that they are here on Mother Earth, but it is the home of their great spirit for eternity. Please respect the Indigenous Territorial Lands in the Shuswap region by obeying signs where there are sensitive cultural areas. These trails are yours to enjoy today and for the future generations of tomorrow. #22 SWITZMALPH CENTRE NATURE TRAIL

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Overview

Thank You We would like to thank all of the residents and organizations in the Shuswap region for the hard work that has been put forward to make this trail guide one of the most popular

Legend

#33 SCOTCH CREEK /HLINA LOOKOUT - Phil McIntyre-Paul Photo

Birding Hot Spot Cross-Country Skiing Equestrian Hiking

promotional guides in the area.

Motorized Vehicles

Without the assistance of our com-

Mountain Biking

munity partners and volunteers this

Rock Climbing

publication would not have the “on the trail� detail that support people

Snow Shoeing

traveling throughout this outstanding trail system.

Wheelchair Accessible

A special thanks to Phil McIntyre-Paul for his endless dedication to creating the detailed descriptions in this guide. And a very special thanks to the people of the Shuswap that use the trails and provide the valuable feedback we need to keep this guide updated and current. PHOTOS: Courtesy of many photographers in the Shuswap dedicated to showcasing the trails in this guide.

Technical Difficulty The following trail rating system is used to classify trail difficulty. While intended for mountain bike trails, where hike/cycle/equestrian trails exist and only one rating system is feasible, these icons shall be the default. Additional rating systems are being developed for hike, EQ, and winter only trails.

Expert Unlimited ELEVATION GAIN | LONG

Exceptional bike control skills and balance essential to clear many challenging obstacles. High-risk level. Only a handful of riders will enjoy these rides. Hiking trails at this level often include sections of exposure and scrambling.

Most Difficult

More Difficult ELEVATION GAIN | MODERATE Challenging walking/riding with steep slopes and/or obstacles, possibly on a narrow trail with poor traction. Requires experience.

DRIVING DISTANCES

Easier

Salmon Arm to... CHASE

52km/32mi 37 min

ENDERBY

25km/16mi 20 min

FALKLAND

51km/32mi

45 min

ELEVATION GAIN | MINIMAL Gentle climbs and easily avoidable obstacles such as rocks, roots and pot-holes.

Easiest ELEVATION GAIN | MINIMAL Fairly flat, wide and possibly paved. Suitable for all users.

SCOTCH CREEK 63km/39mi 55 min

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SICAMOUS

32km/20mi 25 min

SORRENTO

33km/21mi 25 min

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ELEVATION GAIN | LONG

A mixture of long steep climbs, loose trail surfaces, numerous difficult obstacles to avoid or jump over, dropoffs and sharp corners. Some sections are definitely easier.

Caution


Do your part to preserve and enhance by observing the following rules of the trail. These rules are recognized around the world as the standard code of conduct for trail users.

RULES - prepared by the International Mountain Bicycling Association

1. Ride On Open Trails Only. Respect trail and road closures (ask if uncertain); avoid trespassing on private land; obtain permits or other authorization as may be required. The way you use the trails will influence trail management decisions and policies.

2. Leave No Trace. Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Recognize different types of soils and trail construction. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage.This also means staying on existing trails and not creating new ones. Don’t cut switchbacks. Be sure to pack out at least as much as you pack in.

3. Control Your Vehicle!

Trail Safety

BEWARE! YOU ARE IN BEAR COUNTRY

Inattention for even a second can cause problems. Obey all speed regulations, guidelines and recommendations.

4. Always Yield to Others on the Trail. Let fellow trail users know you’re coming. A friendly greeting or bell is considerate and works well; don’t startle others. Show your respect when passing, by slowing to a walking pace or even stopping. Anticipate other trail users around corners or in blind spots. Yielding means slow down, establish communication, be prepared to stop and pass safely.

5. Never Scare Animals. All animals are startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement, or a loud noise. This can be dangerous for you, others, and the animals. Give animals extra room and time to adjust to you. When passing horses use special care and follow directions from the horseback riders (ask if uncertain). Running cattle and disturbing wildlife is a serious offense. Leave gates as you found them, or as marked.

6. Plan Ahead. Know your equipment, your abilities, and the area in which you are traveling. Prepare accordingly. Be self-sufficient at all times, keep your equipment in good repair, and carry necessary supplies for changes in weather or other conditions.

TIPS

• Always tell someone when and where you are going. • Bring maps, along with a compass or GPS device. • Wear appropriate footwear and clothing, and bring sufficient food and water. • Carry identification (including name, phone number, and pertinent medical information). • Bring a portable phone or other communication device, along with pertinent phone numbers.

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STOP INVASIVE SPECIES IN YOUR TRACKS. •  REMOVE plants, animals and mud from bikes, boots, gear, pets and vehicles. • C  LEAN your gear before entering & leaving the recreation site using BOOT BRUSH provided. • STAY on designated trails.

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District assumes no responsibility for the safety of any persons, animals or equipment when using the trails listed in this guide.

Use at your own risk. • Many trails are NOT MAINTAINED – USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. • Many trails are accessible by ACTIVE or DEACTIVATED LOGGING ROADS requiring 4WD or high clearance vehicles. 2-way radio communication is recommended. Be aware these roads may be closed at certain times. • PETS: Keep on a leash and clean up after them. • WATCH FOR WILDLIFE and avoid areas showing recent signs of black bears, grizzly bears, and cougars.

• All persons using these trails do so at their own risk

• Make noise when approaching a curve or uphill climb

• All persons should wear highly visable clothing

• Avoid animal carcasses • Make dogs visible

• BEFORE heading out, check with local contacts to make sure the trails and roads are safe. • BACK-COUNTRY: Check conditions at www.avalanche.ca

• All persons should keep to the main trails www.ShuswapTrails.com

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Trai Safety

The way you hike, bike, or ride today shapes the trail access for tomorrow.


µ Hiking

Vistas

#15 RJ Haney Heritage Park Nature Trail #18 Salmon Arm Foreshore Nature Trail #20 SA Memorial Cemetery Park Trails #32 Roderick Haig-Brown Prov Park #48 Balmoral Trail System #71 Grindrod Park Trail #72 Hidden Lake #73 Jim Watt Heritage River Walk #84 Eagle River Nature Park #100 Riverfront (Alver Holm) Nature Park

#11 #12 #27 #83 #88 #94 #98

Wheelchair Accessible

#18 Salmon Arm Foreshore Nature Trail #23 Syphon Falls & Gayle Creek Loop #25 Albas Falls #28 Evelyn Falls #32 Roderick-Haig Brown Prov Park #56 Herald Prov Park & Margaret Falls #84 Eagle River Nature Park #96 North Fork Wild #100 Riverfront (Alver Holm) Nature Park #101 Sicamous Creek Falls

Shuswap Trail Quick Picks

SHORT, FLAT & FAMILY FRIENDLY

#10 #17 #73 #102

HIGH-COUNTRY MOUNTAIN HIKES

McGuire Lake Salmon Arm Bay Nature Trail Jim Watt Heritage River Walk Sicamous Greenways

Mountain Biking FLATTER, FAMILY FRIENDLY #13 Park Hill Trail System #18 Salmon Arm Foreshore Nature Trail #32 Roderick Haig-Brown Prov Park

(Wade Road Trails) #60 Mt. Tuam Bike Park #97 Old Sicamous Highway

FREERIDE AND TECHNICAL #16 Rubberhead Mtn. Bike Trail System #21 South Canoe Trail System #57 John Evdokimoff Bike Park #67 White Lake Lookout Trail CROSS-COUNTRY EPICS #7 Larch Hills Traverse #27 Crowfoot & Mobley Lookout #53 Blind Bay to White Lake Trail #61 Reinecker Creek Trail System FAT-TIRE WINTER #13 Park Hill Trail System #16 Rubberhead Mtn. Bike Trail System #21 South Canoe Trail System #53 Blind Bay to White Lake Trail #90 Larch Hills Traverse

- Sicamous Trailhead

EASY DAY HIKES

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#59 MT. BALDY - Phil McIntyre-Paul Photo

Rivers, Lakes, & Waterfalls

Equestrian #7 #21 #64 #76

Larch Hills Nordic Trails South Canoe Trail System Skimikin Lake Trails Mount Rose - Swanson

#27 CROWFOOT - MOBLEY LOOKOUT - Phil McIntyre-Paul Photo

Backcountry Skiing & Touring #8 #27 #83 #98

Larch Hills Traverse Crowfoot & Mobley Lookout Eagle Pass Mountain Queest Mountain

Nordic Ski See the Shuswap Nordic Guide available at local visitor centres, or online at www.ShuswapTourism.ca

#21 SOUTH CANOE TRAILS - Phil McIntyre-Paul Photo

#7 Larch Hills Nordic Trails #42 Skmana Lake Nordic Trails

Snowshoe

Views #33 #41 #51 #59 #70 #76 #87

Kela7scen - Mount Ida East Kela7scen - Mount Ida West Crowfoot & Mobley Lookout Eagle Pass Mountain Joss Mountain Pass Mara Mountain (Owlhead) Lookout Queest Mountain

Scotch Creek Lookout Scatchard Mountain Switchbacks Blind Bay Lookout Mt. Baldy Lookout Enderby Cliffs Tplaquin Trail Mount Rose - Swanson Hyde Mountain Lookout

#7 #16 #42 #53 #61 #90

Larch Hills Nordic Trails Rubberhead Mtn. Bike Trail System Skmana Lake Trails Blind Bay to White Lake Trail Reinecker Creek Trail System Larch Hills Traverse Sicamous Trailhead #91 The Lizard #96 North Fork Wild

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#83 EAGLE PASS - Phil McIntyre-Paul Photo


Skimikin Lake Tappen

Skimikin-Lake Rd.

Mara Lake

Sunnybrae

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Grindrod

Gardom Lake Rd.

Deep Cre ek Rd.

Silver Creek

MT. IDA

Salmon Valley Rd.

Kernaghan Lake

Enderby Cliffs Provincial Park

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Gardom Lake

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Spa Lake Yankee1. Around-the-Hill Flats Rd. Greenway Loop (Larch Hills)

Arthur Lake

Bolean LakeDISTANCE: up to 6.5km loops

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DURATION: 2+ Hours ELEVATION GAIN: Moderate

A quiet encounter with one of the few remaining older growth cedar stands in the Larch Hills. The full Around-the-Hill Greenway Loop links Hemlock Glide, Afterthought, and the upper section of the Greenway non-track set backcountry ski trails with the new old growth cedar/hemlock forest section.

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ACCESS: Â from the Larch Hills Nordic Trails North Hub or Rubberhead Muffin Top trailhead. Get maps & details at www.shuswaptrails.com

 Wilderness backcountry trail. Be prepared! Watch for bears. Stay on the designated trail to protect sensitive habitat.

2. Canoe Ball Diamond and Beach Connector DISTANCE: 1.4 km Canoe Store to Beach DURATION: 20 Minutes ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal Gravel capped trail around the Canoe ball diamonds to a solar powered pedestrian light creates a direct (and very pleasant) walking/ biking route between the Canoe Store, Hive

Restaurant, and Seniors Centre all the way to Canoe Beach, without having to walk in traffic along the busy Canoe Beach road.

Haines Creek

ENDERBY DISTANCE: 1 - 3km (loops)

ACCESS: Start at either the Canoe Store or Hive Restaurant on the corner of 50 St NE and Canoe Beach Drive NE in Salmon Arm, the Park Hill Trailheads, or the Canoe Beach Parking area.

3. Canoe Beach DISTANCE: 500 m (one-way) DURATION: 0.25 Hours (one-way) ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal Sandy beach and spectacular views across Salmon Arm Bay to Bastion Mountain make this a popular summer destination. Links to the Park Hill Trail System (trail #13 on page 9) and the Shuswap Paddle Centre. www.ShuswapPaddleandRow.ca

ARMSTRONG

ACCESS: East of Salmon Arm on the Trans Canada Hwy. turn west at Canoe onto 50th St. NE. Proceed straight toward the lake, at the stop sign just before the tracks turn left onto Canoe Beach Road.

DETAILED MAPS

& TRAILHEAD ACCESS

Access detailed maps, trailhead directions, GPS downloads and updates.

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Mabel Lake R

4. Coyote Park

Shuswap R.

DURATION: 0.5 - 1 Hour ELEVATION GAIN: Moderate

A variety of short loops in a beautiful forest with glimpses west towards Salmon Arm Bay. ACCESS: From downtown Salmon Arm, follow Lakeshore Rd. which turns into 20th Ave NE at the top of the hill. Turn left back onto Lakeshore Rd. and follow for 3kms until you reach 54th Ave NE. Watch for sign and parking on the left.

5. Fly Hills Rotary Lookout DISTANCE: 0.5km + (various) 97 0.5 - 2+ Hours DURATION: ELEVATION GAIN: Moderate Viewpoint and short walk provide outstanding Vernon & views of Salmon Arm, Shuswap Lake and Kelowna Salmon River Valley, wildflowers, birds and the extent of the 1998 fires across on Mount Ida. ACCESS: Via Fly Hills Forest Service Rd #170 west of Salmon Arm off Salmon Valley Rd.

Watch for oncoming forestry traffic,

ATVs and motorcycles. Winter is managed by the Snowblazers Snowmobile Club and limited to snowmobile traffic only. www.ShuswapTrails.com

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Salmon Arm & Area

#11 KELA7SCEN (MT. IDA) EAST

including connections with Salmon Arm on Metford Forestry Road, The Rubberhead Mountain Bike Network and 110 Forestry Road, or the Larch Hills Traverse to Sicamous.

6. Gardom Lake Trails DISTANCE: Various DURATION: Various ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal A lovely place to picnic and swim. Interpretive trail has old growth trees, wildflowers, bird viewing, and painted turtles. There are trails on the two islands in the lake, along the shoreline, and across the road from the park. ACCESS: East of Salmon Arm on Hwy 1, turn south on Hwy 97B and drive approx. 15.8 km to Gardom Lake Rd, and then turn right. Travel 3.5 km and turn left onto Park Rd. Proceed 0.7 km to the park entrance and parking area on the left. Additional parking for launching canoes and kayaks can be found by driving a little further south on Park Rd. and turning east on Musgrave Rd. to the CSRD Parks hand launch site.

I n consideration of local bird and wildlife, no pets allowed.

7. Larch Hills Nordic Trails

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DISTANCE: 150 km (various) DURATION: 0.5 - 3+ Hours (various) ELEVATION GAIN: Moderate to Long varies with route The region’s premier Nordic ski area provides 150km of trails (over 50 km trackset) and is a great destination for hiking, mountain bikes and EQ spring through fall. Multiple trail options include visits to old growth forest, an interpretative nature loop surrounding one of the area’s many wetland fens, spectacular views over the surrounding valleys on the higher trails, and visits to Tom’s Shelter, South Hub, and Cec’s Cabin just south of Larch Lake. Several long-distance cross country options for mountain bikers and well prepared skiers can link routes from the Nordic center. These

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In the winter a network of dedicated Snow Shoe trails containing several loop options from the main chalet parking area explore the intimacy of the forests and glens in winter. As well, a longer trek up to Cec’s Cabin provides the more intrepid backcountry snowshoer with a worthy out and back day trip. During the summer a beautiful 4km forest hiking loop through parts of the Upper Violet Provincial Park links the Moose Trail, Lost in the Woods, and Interpretive Loop snowshoe trails starting at the Main Chalet. Non-winter trail stiles have been added to protect the Upper Violet Provincial Park protected area. ACCESS: East of Salmon Arm off Hwy 97B and Grandview Bench Rd. (Watch for the Larch Hills Nordic sign.) Get maps & details at www.SkiLarchHills.ca  Watch for logging vehicles during non-winter months. Many of the Larch Hills Trails are multi-use. Watch for ATVs. For detailed maps, get a copy of the Shuswap Nordic Map at local visitor centres, or online at www.ShuswapTourism.ca

8. Larch Hills Traverse

It’s an epic 40 kilometre highland crosscountry romp through the forests, fens, and dramatic lake vistas of the Larch Hills, linking the communities of Salmon Arm and Sicamous, as well as linking into the South Canoe Trail System, the Larch Hills Nordic Trail System, the Shuswap Outdoors! backcountry trails, the Rubberhead Mountain Bike Trail system, and the Hyde Mountain Lookout and Sicamous Greenway trail systems. Simply put - it’s the backbone connecting a whole lot of good trail karma in the Shuswap! The route is a four season challenge, with variations in the winter where more obvious lines open up under snow cover. It’s doable in a very long day by mountain bikers or nordic ski tourers, but also lends itself well to an overnight, especially for through hikers. A series of shorter circuit trips can be linked along the extended route. Together they can be collected over time to build a complete traverse. Parties can also add overnight visits to the Larch Hills Nordic Society’s Main Chalet or Cec’s Cabin. ACCESS: West Trailhead at the South Canoe Trailhead east of Salmon Arm at the end of 10th Ave SE. East Trailhead (Sicamous): See Larch Hills Traverse - Sicamous Trailhead for details.

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DISTANCE: 40 km (one-way) DURATION: 4-10 Hours (one-way) cycle; 11-14 Hours back-country ski tour ELEVATION GAIN: Long The Larch Hills Traverse was the first section of the wider Shuswap Trail System to be completed, but is still evolving as new single

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track trail sections are added, and new loop options are created.

Alternate South Trailhead (Larch Hills): See Larch Hills Nordic Trails access. For map, GPS download and fully annotated description visit: www.ShuswapTrails.com

Wilderness Trail. Careful

preparation, adequate food, water, gear, and knowledge of backcountry travel and navigation are essential. Plan accordingly.


9. Little Mountain Park

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DISTANCE: up to 8 km (various loops) DURATION: 0.5 - 2 Hours ELEVATION GAIN: Low - Moderate varies with route

Salmon Arm & Area

8 km of wide, smooth forested nature trails appropriate for families, and a variety of figure 8 loop options and difficulty levels, including a short climb to views of Salmon Arm, Salmon Arm Bay, Fly Hills, Mt Ida, and spring wildflowers along the west facing bluffs. ACCESS: Corner of 30th St SE and Okanagan Ave in Salmon Arm.

10. McGuire Lake DISTANCE: 870 m (around the lake) DURATION: 0.25 - 0.5 Hours ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal In the heart of Salmon Arm, a wheel chair accessible paved path, picnic tables, and plenty of opportunity for waterfowl viewing circle this lovely little lake with the City’s trademark fountain. Watch for the painted turtles out soaking up the sun on hot days, and visit the Japanese Friendship Gate, a gift from Inashiki, Japan, Salmon Arm’s sister city. Extend your walk with a visit to the Marine Park and Nature Bay trails via the pedestrian stairway below the BDO Dunwoody Building. Or link east to Turner Creek Trail, the Rec Centre, and Little Mountain Park. ACCESS: At the east end of Hudson Ave NE in downtown Salmon Arm, north of Hwy 1.

11. Kela7scen (Mt. Ida) East DISTANCE: 3 km (one way from North Trailhead to summit viewpoint) DURATION: 2 Hours (one-way) ELEVATION GAIN: Long The East Peak is the longest distance and most arduous climb of the East and West Peaks of Kela7scen (Mount Ida), but a true single track mountain trail with spectacular views. It is an important sacred area within Secwepemc Nation territory. From the North Trailhead the hike is a steep climb with switchbacks through the forest before approaching the spine of the mountain and views offering a 360 degree view of Salmon Arm, Salmon Valley and Deep Creek areas. Before a second viewpoint there is a short section with an exposed rock scramble. ACCESS: Mount Ida North Trailhead via North Ida Foresry Road off Deep Creek Road Approx 10 km south of Salmon Arm.  Exposed scrambling near the summit after first viewpoint.

#8 LARCH HILLS TRAVERSE

12. Kela7scen (Mt. Ida) West DISTANCE: 0.9km (one way from Saddle trailhead to first viewpoint), plus 200m to second viewpoint. 4.5km (one way from 7km parking area) DURATION: 0.5 to 2 hours (one way from 7km Parking Area trailhead) ELEVATION GAIN: Moderate The West Peak (trailhead on the right by the outhouse in the Saddle trailhead parking area) is about 30 min to the first viewpoint, and a single-track foot trail continues west along the cliff edge to a second lookout offering views both north and south. The hike can be extended into a longer 2 hour excursion by parking earlier on the access road and walking up through metamorphic boulder fields under the dramatic cliffs of West Mount Ida. From the second viewpoint, return the way you came or create an additional loop by following a rough trail southeast. ACCESS: Saddle trailhead: south of Salmon Arm on FS Rd #825 off Foothills Road.  Watch for ATV use on trails in the area which were widened as a fire break during the 1998 Mt. Ida fire.

13. Park Hill Trail System

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DISTANCE: 5 km (various) DURATION: 0.5 - 1.5+ Hours (various) ELEVATION GAIN: Moderate A part of Salmon Arm’s growing greenway network, Park Hill offers trail users a variety of single track loops for hikers, mountain bikers, and snowshoers on both the west and east side of Park Hill Road above Canoe Beach, and links to the Canoe Beach Paddle Centre and boat launch. In the winter, bring your snowshoes or ice cleats, and once everything’s

packed down these make great fat-tire mountain bike loops. The Salmon Arm Rowing and Paddling’s Paddle Centre is right at Canoe Beach. Link a Blueway paddle with a Greenway hike! www.ShuswapRowingandPaddling.com ACCESS: Above Canoe in North East Salmon Arm on Park Hill Rd. before the bottom of the hill, at the bottom on Canoe Beach Road at the Canoe Beach parking lot, or to the east at the Canoe Ball Diamonds.

14. Pileated Woods DISTANCE: Various DURATION: 20 Minutes - 1 Hour + ELEVATION GAIN: Moderate The Pileated Woods trails are a part of Salmon Arm’s growing greenway network maintained by local residents who live around the park. Handmade interpretive signs have been created by one of the region’s noted biologists and provide a glimpse into the forest ecology. Look for the Owls Prowl town connector trail for mountain bikes and walking between new Auto Rd near the junction with 10th St SE through to Old Auto Road at 7th St SE. ACCESS: From the Visitor Centre in Salmon Arm, travel south along Shuswap St. SE. Turn left/east on 10th Ave. SE and watch for the park entrances on the left just past 6th St. SE and at the left bend where 10th turns into Auto Road. Other entrances can be found on the south side of Old Auto Road.

Access detailed maps, trailhead directions, GPS downloads and updates.

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15. RJ Haney Heritage Park Nature Trail

Salmon Arm & Area

DISTANCE: 2 km (round trip) DURATION: 0.5 + Hour (round trip) ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal Recently upgraded, this regional gem is now easier to walk, especially for families with strollers and assisted wheel chair exploration. A lovely forest nature trail with interpretive signs, ravine, creek, small bridges, wildflowers, picnic tables, museum, and heritage village. ACCESS: East of Salmon Arm on Hwy 1, turn south at the Highway 97B junction and watch for the entrance on your right. www.SalmonArmMuseum.org

16. Rubberhead Mountain Bike Trail System

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DISTANCE: Various (1 - 4.5km downhill; 3 - 8.5km uphill) DURATION: 1 - 3+ Hours (various) ELEVATION GAIN: Long Rubberhead started off as a single mountain bike trail that has now expanded into a network of trails including a climbing trail that can be ridden up to the 7km mark on the 110FSR. The area offers a variety of downhill mountain bike options for intermediate to advance riders. From steep and rooty to open and flowy, this system has something for everyone. Always watch for active logging activities. It’s a dynamic and productive harvest area, so things are always changing. www.shuswapbike.com ACCESS: East of Salmon Arm on Highway #1 approx. 4km past the Canoe Mill on Forest Service Road #110. Watch for signs.  Use at own risk. Some sections of trail are steep, difficult, and poorly maintained with limited signage. These trails are designed as freeride downhill mountain bike trails. Hikers should use extreme caution.

17. Salmon Arm Bay Nature Trails & Interpretive Centre DISTANCE: 0.2 - 4 km (various) DURATION: 0.5 - 2+ Hours (various) ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal Discover one of the province’s premier migratory estuaries and nesting home to the remarkable western grebe. The Bird Blind and Osprey Nest Viewing Trail is on the west side of the boat launch in front of the Prestige Harbourfront Resort, and links

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into the West Walkway. North America’s longest wooden inland wharf extends out into the estuary and offers numerous vantages for viewing wildlife. Watch for the family of otters living under the docks. Extend your walk west by adding a visit to the Peter Janyk Park, or east to the Raven Foreshore Trail. Stop by the SABNES Nature Centre during the summer months, and check the bulletin boards year round for local bird counts and sighting updates. www.SABNES.org ACCESS: Park at the Salmon Arm Marine Park on Marine Park Drive in downtown Salmon Arm, on the north side of the railroad tracks (east of the Prestige Inn Resort).

18. Salmon Arm Foreshore Nature Trail DISTANCE: 4 km (one-way) DURATION: 1+ Hours (one-way) ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal Boardwalk and viewing platforms for excellent bird watching in one of the Province’s premier migratory estuaries, plus a side trail out to Christmas Island for fine views of the bay and waterfowl. It doesn’t get any better or more beautiful than this. Be sure to review the dog access rules and monitoring program signs, and help to protect this very special area. Part of the Salmon Arm Nature Bay Trails. www.SABNES.org ACCESS: Trailhead is at the east end of Harbourfront Drive in downtown Salmon Arm, on the north side of the Railroad tracks. Alternate route starts at Raven subdivision at the foot of 47th Ave.

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DISTANCE: Various routes & distances DURATION: Various (15 min - 2+ hrs) ELEVATION GAIN: Low to Moderate varies with route Along with the city’s feature trail systems, like the Turner Creek Rotary Trail, Waterfront Raven Trail, Park Hill, Coyote Park, South Canoe, Pileated Woods, and Little Mountain, new greenway links continue to be added throughout the community. These trail corridors create interesting new outings and loops for walking and cycling. Watch for the community greenway trail signs. A few trails of note include greenway paths south of Hillcrest School, Cress Creek Trail linking 20th Ave NE just east of the Salmon Arm Secondary Sullivan Campus down to Lakeshore Road, the perimeter trail around Sullivan Campus and Bastion Elementary School to the highway underpass walkway at 20th St. and down to 20th, Marr’s Trail to 18th, 16th, and Dood’s Trail to Lakeshore. The Kiy Connector linking old Auto Road with 11th St. SE. And the Ready Forest Trail linking 5th Ave NE with Okanagan Ave just west of Okanagan College and south of the Recreation Centre. Create an interesting circuit with Shuswap Middle School, Little Mountain Park and the upper Turner Creek Rotary trail. ACCESS: Visit www.shuswaptrails.com for individual trail locations and updates.

This is protected sensitive riparian habitat. Please stay on the designated trail, and respect seasonal closures due to nesting and flooding. Dogs are only allowed on the main trail and must be kept on a short leash (max. 2 meters) at all times to prevent impact to the surrounding nesting habitat. Dogs are not allowed off the main trail on any of the viewing decks or Christmas Island. NO DOGS are allowed on the main trail during the critical nesting season between April 15 and June 15 each year.

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20. Salmon Arm Memorial Cemetery Park Trails

One of the newest park trail systems in Salmon Arm started when the new memorial cemetery development closed off some popular walking trails established when the area was owned by the Department of Defense. You still see the occasional trail marker reminding of those days. Now the area is part of the City parks system and features a little pond hidden within the forest. ACCESS: Trail entrance is on 20th Ave SE approximately 160 metres west from Auto Road SE in Salmon. Arm.Â

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DISTANCE: 1 - 12 km (various) DURATION: 0.5 - 2.5 Hours (round trip) ELEVATION GAIN: Moderate to Long varies with route  large network of trails built and used by A mountain bikers, hikers, snowshoers, fat-tire mountain bikers, and local equestrian riders. It also provides access to the Larch Hills trail system above, as well as the Larch Hills Traverse. ATV and motorcycles use the forestry road during the summer. Watch for trail signs indicating which trails are mountain bike, EQ or shared. All trails are open to hikers and snowshoers, but use caution and watch for mountain bikes and horses. ACCESS: south of Salmon Arm off Hwy 97B at the east end of 10th Ave SE. Park on the left. Non-motorized trail entry in the middle of the parking lot fence. An ATV/motorcycle access onto the logging road is also available just next to the locked gate. Please do not park in front of the gate. It is used by gravel and logging trucks.  etford road which runs through M our biking/hiking area is active logging and multi-use forestry road. Watch for motorized vehicles and logging trucks. Stay away from forestry equipment and active logging areas. Watch for bears and respect other users on trails. Make noise and control speed.

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22. Switzmalph Centre Nature Walk

DISTANCE: 2.6km (one way) DURATION: 1.5+ Hours (round trip) ELEVATION: Moderate - Long depending on access point.

DISTANCE: 1700 m DURATION: Various ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal By appointment. Educational walk along the mouth of the Salmon River just east of Salmon Arm. Explore this significant Black Cottonwood ecosystem, native culture, healing, ecology, and watershed stewardship. The centre is run by the Switzmalph Cultural Society, founded by Dr. Mary Thomas, beloved elder of the Shuswap Nation. Call 250-832-7574 to make an appointment. www.ShuswapCentre.org

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DISTANCE: 3.5km (various) DURATION: 20 min. (one way to falls); 1 hour (Gayle Cr. Loop). ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal

Forest, creek, ponds, birds on a signature greenway trail connecting McGuire Lake with Little Mountain Park in Salmon Arm. ACCESS: The lower trailhead officially begins at McGuire Lake in downtown Salmon Arm, but you can start at the Salmon Arm wharf parking area for an extended walk, as well. The upper trailhead can be found just north of the Okanagan Ave./30 St junction. Park at the Field of Dreams on 30th St SE. Neighbourhood connector access points can be found along the length of the trail.  atch for cyclists riding downhill on W the lower sections.

A short walk to pretty falls nestled in the forest that can be combined with the Gayle Creek loop. A popular local climbing area and pleasant morning or afternoon walk.

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ACCESS: west of Salmon Arm on 60th St NW above the Glen Eden Firehall.

The Shuswap Trails website is THE PLACE to go for detailed maps, trailhead access, GPS downloads and updates.

www.ShuswapTrails.com

Do not climb above the falls. It is sensitive wetland habitat, and very dangerous. There have been numerous injuries.

Gardom Lake Trails Bald Eagle Common Loons Painted Turtles Red-necked Grebes

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SA Bay Waterfront, Raven Trail Red-Wing Blackbirds Yellow-Headed Blackbirds Northern Harriers Western Grebes

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This 3 km loop trail follows both sides of This approx. 3 km loop trail to the summit of Canoe Celista Creek up from the shores of Shuswap the sole island in the Shuswap Lake provides Lake through a series of five impressive panoramic views of the lake and Blind Bay. TURTLE VALLEY Bryden Lake SalmonArm waterfalls. 20th Ave Ch ris Pement Lake ACCESS: Approx 9.4km west of Sorrento on tis on ACCESS: Approx 32 km north of St Ives along Hwy 1, Rturn left onto Squilax-Anglemont Rd d 10th Ave South the Forest Service Rd to Seymour Arm watch and follow it for approx 18km to Scotch Creek Canoe Fly Hills FSR e for the Albas Provincial Park sign on the right. and to the Shuswap iv Lake Provincial Park. r D 97B ills The falls drop in a series to the left of the road, Copper Island othis part of the park and is located Fo with parking at the bottomWallensteen of the road at the 2km offshore. Boat to the east side of the Lake Salmon R. island to a small beach and trail signs. campsite.

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DISTANCE: 8+ km from bottom of Sheep Track to Crowfoot Meadows; 5.5+ km from top of Sheep Track to Crowfoot Meadows; additional 6km from Crowfoot Meadows to Mobley Mountain DURATION: Hiker: 4+ hours (one way) from bottom of Sheep Track, 2+ hours (one way) from top of Sheep Track to Crowfoot Meadows; additional 2 hours (one way) to Mobley. ELEVATION GAIN: Long Trail leads to the rolling sub-alpine meadows on Crowfoot and Mobley Mountains. Outstanding views of the surrounding Shuswap highlands, glacier carved valleys, wildlife, birds and wildflowers. ACCESS: North of Celista off Garland Rd on the #730 Forest Service Rd. Park at 11 km for a walk up the historic sheep trail to the meadows and back (6 + km return), or a cross-country mountain bike ride up to Mobley Lookout and back (approx 20 km return). NOTE: Protect the delicate flora and fauna of this area by staying on established tracks. Area is heavily used by ATVs in the summer.

 e well prepared - this is remote B backcountry with grizzly habitat. There is a range license in the area. Avoid disruption to cattle herds.

28. Evelyn Falls DISTANCE: 3 km (round trip) DURATION: 1 Hour (round trip) ELEVATION GAIN: Moderate A perfect out-and-back trail explores the North Shuswap forest above Anglemont and leads to a hidden waterfall. Experienced hikers and snowshoers may want to explore some of the forest roads and skid tracks in the upper forest higher up the creek. ACCESS: North of Anglemont on Golf Course Drive. Trailhead parking just past the Fire Hall on the right. Please only use the marked trail. Access through the private air strip is prohibited. Please only use the marked trail. Access through the private air strip is prohibited. Stay on the trail. Do not climb around the falls. Slippery rocks, steep ledges and sensitive habitat.

29. Farrell’s Field Nature Trails DISTANCE: Approx. 1.7km looped trails DURATION: 30 min + ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal A series of nature trail loops hidden in the forest beside the skating rink above Celista. Check out the old nature interpretive signs. Snowshoe/fat-tire bike use in the winter. Huge thanks to CSRD Parks Area F for creating the trail system, in partnership with the Shuswap Trail Alliance and local trail stewards. As well, special thanks to support from the North Shuswap Lion’s Club. ACCESS: North on Meadow Creek Road at the North Shuswap Elementary School in Celista. Watch for the skating rink just past Leopold Road on your right (east).

30. Grizzly (Fowler) Mountain DISTANCE: Various DURATION: Various (day trip) ELEVATION GAIN: Long Views, alpine meadows, wildflowers, birds, animals. ACCESS: Traveling west on the Trans Canada Hwy, turn left at Squilax onto SquilaxAngelmont Rd and proceed 45km to St. Ives. Proceed 4km on the Forest Service Rd. then turn left onto Forest Service Rd #1025. Travel 10.4km to a junction in the road and park. Be well prepared, as this is remote backcountry with grizzly habitat.

31. Pukeashun Mountain DISTANCE: 13 km (one way) DURATION: Overnight hike/ Long day mountain bike ELEVATION GAIN: Long This remote Provincial Park rewards with alpine meadows and outstanding views. ACCESS: Approx 35km north on the Scotch Creek Forest Service Rd #670, then right onto #680 for 3.5km to an ATV quad trail in the trees on the left. This is the beginning of the trail. NOTE: If you reach a point where the road narrows due to land sliding you’ve gone too far. Back track, looking for the ATV track.  Be well prepared, this is remote backcountry with grizzly habitat. Road conditions subject to change.

32. Tsútswecw Park (Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park)

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DISTANCE: various DURATION: 0.5 - 3+ Hour ELEVATION GAIN: Low to Moderate, varies with route A network of trails along the Adams River, located between Adams Lake and Shuswap Lake. Wonderful river views, forest, wildflowers, mosses, ferns, wildlife, salmon run. The Lower Trail System encompasses all the trails south of the Squilax-Anglemont Rd and provides access to the viewing areas during the October salmon runs. The Upper Trail System encompasses all of the trails north of the Squilax-Anglemont Rd. These trails offer an impressive array of human and natural history, scenic beauty, and distinctive trail structures. Bear Creek Flume Trail: This 8.5 km trail follow a historic flume used to transport logs to the Adams River. There are a series of unique bridges and the impressive Bear Creek Falls on this scenic and interesting route. And be sure to check both the upper and lower trails. www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/ parkpgs/roderick/ www.SalmonSociety.com ACCESS: Approx 5km north of Hwy 1 on Squilax-Angelmont Rd. There are three trailheads. The Main Parking Lot, (the location of the Salute to the Sockeye festival every four years), is straight ahead across the bridge 1km on the right. The Raft Pullout parking area (to access the upper Adams River Gorge on the northeast side of the river), is just after the Adams River bridge on the left. Bear Creek Flume parking area (gives access to the southwest side of the Adams River), turn left onto Holding Road just prior to the bridge, then travel approx 3km, watching for the trailhead on the left.  Steep cliffs. Bikes are not permitted in the ADAMS CANYON or FLUME areas. Please respect signage and keep to the appropriate trails. Take care close to the river, banks are constantly being eroded and undermined.

Access detailed maps, trailhead directions, GPS downloads and updates.

www.ShuswapTrails.com

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33. Scotch Creek/ Hlina Lookout DISTANCE: 6.5km (round trip) DURATION: 1 - 1.5 Hours (round trip) to Scotch Creek Lookout; 3 Hours (round trip) via Hlina Loop ELEVATION GAIN: Moderate

North Shuswap

Forest walk to impressive views over Shuswap Lake high above Scotch Creek. Scotch Creek Lookout: This lovely 3.5 km round trip takes hikers, mountain bikers, and even snowshoers to an impressive viewpoint high above Scotch Creek. On a clear day Shuswap Lake and the highlands to the south, east and west are spread out in dramatic panoramas. It is not uncommon to watch eagles playing in the updrafts above the bluffs on a warm day. Appropriate precautions for bears should be made, as wildlife is prevalent. Hlina Loop Route: A 6.5 km loop option is possible. Look for the route post sign at the northwest corner of the Scotch Creek Lookout trail. From here the trail is rougher. Look for orange blaze markers along the route, and a side spur about half a kilometre from the Scotch Creek junction to another impressive viewpoint side spur. Continue on through changing forest types including Cedar/Hemlock and Trembling Aspen, making lots of noise for bears, before looping back to the trailhead parking via forestry roads. And be sure to find the short side spur to pretty Lost Lake just before returning to the vehicles. ACCESS: Travel east through the North Shuswap community of Scotch Creek on the Squilax-Anglemont Road to Leopold Road at the top of the hill. Driving up Leopold Road watch for trailhead arrows at each junction. Stay straight at the first junction past Allen Road (620 m) onto Scotch Creek Hlina Forest Service Road. As you continue up the road, watch for cattle gates. If there is no sign and you find the gate closed, close it behind you. If you find it open, leave it open. Otherwise, follow the directions on the posted signs, and watch for cattle.

 teep edges at viewpoints. Stay S clear, and keep children well back. This is a wilderness trail. Be prepared. Make noise for bears. Access is on active logging road. Watch for vehicles. Use with care. Please take special care to protect the fertile grass forage by staying to trails and avoid disturbing cattle.

DISTANCE: 3 km (one-way) DURATION: 30 min (one-way) ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal Parallel pathway for walking and bicycles separated from vehicles through the community of Scotch Creek linking Shuswap Lake Provincial Park and Rose-Clifford Community Park with the Scotch Creek Wharf Road Community Park. ACCESS: East trailhead starts at the entrance to Shuswap Lake Provincial Park in Scotch Creek. South trailhead starts at the Scotch Creek Wharf Road Community Park on Shuswap Lake.

#33 SCOTCH CREEK LOOKOUT - Phil McIntyre-Paul Photo

35. Seymour River Falls DISTANCE: 200 m DURATION: 30 min ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal Old growth cedar forest, spectacular falls and a canyon. ACCESS: Follow the Forest Service Rd #1100 past the Seymour Arm townsite. At the 15km marker cross the Seymour River. Go approx. 0.2km to the wide spot in the road. Look for the mini map and markings on the west side of the road. Park and follow the short trail down to the falls. The falls can be heard from this site.

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36. Shuswap Lake Provincial Park DISTANCE: Various 3 km DURATION: 30 min (one-way) ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal Numerous trails in the park, including an interpretive trail and strolls along the lake shore. Link up with the Scotch Creek Greenway. Many of these trails are suitable for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing when there’s enough snow.

#35 SEYMOUR RIVER FALLS - Phil McIntyre-Paul Photo

ACCESS: Find the Provincial Park entrance 18 km north of Hwy 1 on the SquilaxAnglemont Rd in Scotch Creek.

Access detailed maps, trailhead directions, GPS downloads and updates.

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Early spring floral displays along a rolling & Vancouver to Pement Lake 42. Skmana grassland bench above the mouth of the South Thompson River. The Neskonlith Meadows are Lake Trails within Adams Lake First Nations lands. Access is Chase-Falkland Rd. Fly Hills FSR DISTANCE: Various regulated by permit only. Permits are available at the Adams Lake Band Office (see access DURATION: 0.5 - 2+ Hours (round trip) description.) Seasonal closures apply. ELEVATION GAIN: Moderate

ACCESS: Turn north off highway 1 on Coburn St. Turn east onto Poquette Rd. Drive to the trailhead parking. The trail passes under the hwy. bridge past the Tree Top Flyers Zipline.

38. Chase Historic Walk DISTANCE: Various DURATION: Various ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal Walk back in time through the colourful history of Chase. Take a trip up the historic Scatchard Mountain Switchbacks and then visit the beach.

through the pedestrian underpass below the highway. Alternatively, turn south off Hwy 1 at the Argo equipment yard opposite the middle entrance to Chase. Park by the cemetery at the trailhead sign. TURTLE VALLEY Bryden Lake

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ACCESS: Traveling west on Hwy 1 to Chase, turn right/north onto Shuswap Ave and drive to the Ask for a copy of the Chase Historic Walking Tour at the museum on the corner of Okanagan Ave. or at the Visitors’ Centre on Shuswap Ave.

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DISTANCE: Various DURATION: Various ELEVATION GAIN: Moderate Enjoy the beauty of this tranquil lake. Walk along the shore in the Provincial Campground and find some hidden trails through the forest. A great place to paddle and watch Osprey fish. ACCESS: From downtown Chase follow Pine St. across the tracks and bridge. Travel west along this gravel road for 3km to a fork, take the right fork onto Loakin-Bear Creek Rd. You will be rewarded here with a spectacular view of Little Shuswap Lake, the villages of Chase and Adams Lake First Nations, and the South Thompson River. Stay on this road for approx 3km. Watch for the park entrance on your left. Another 2km brings you to the lake and campground. www.BCparks.ca

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The switchback trail follows the old road from the southeast corner of the Chase Cemetery. (Visit the Chase Museum or Chamber Visitor’s Centre for an interpretive pamphlet.) Hikers are rewarded with views over Little Shuswap Lake and the Village of Chase. Take a side trail to Odin’s Lookout to search the opposite hillsides for glimpses of Big Horn Sheep. Another side loop follows the original switchback road known as Attila’s Lane. Return the way you came. Or for a loop ride, drop down the Chase-Falkland Rd to Hwy 1 and return to Chase.

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43. Estekwalen Mountain DISTANCE: Approx. 11 km (round trip) DURATION: 4 - 5 Hours (round trip) ELEVATION GAIN: Long & Exposed A rigorous wilderness trail for fit, experienced hikers. Approx 11km return trip to alpine at 1745 m, best in summer. Tremendous views of Paxton Valley and the Monashee Mountains to the east. Forest, wildflowers, and very steep cliffs. The trail heads north through the forest and then climbs steeply through switchbacks. Eventually the trail opens onto an area of loose rock and follows the ridgeline straight up (favouring the left side) to the edge of the summit ridge. Several exposed areas require comfort with scrambling and heights. Along the lower forestry roads there may be cattle in the area; please remember to close cattle gates. ACCESS: From Falkland drive 1km west on Hwy 97. Just past the Falkland Stampede grounds, turn right onto Wetaskawin Rd going to the landfill, and then turn left above the landfill site. Continue through switchbacks, going uphill for the next 7km. The incline can be very slippery when wet, even for 4wd vehicles. At 7km a sign indicates parking and the trailhead on your right.

Wilderness Trail. Route finding is required on the upper slopes and ridge, with some exposed scrambling. The round trip encounters serious rock hazards and route finding on the descent. The weather can change quickly so bring extra clothing and be prepared for wilderness travel.

44. Haines Creek DISTANCE: Various DURATION: Various ELEVATION GAIN: Long Multi-use recreational trails are maintained primarily by local off-road motorbike trail riders and for access to the region’s main climbing crags. Forest and creek views. ACCESS: From Salmon Arm, head West on Hwy 1 to Salmon Valley Rd. Follow for 18.5km, past the Silver Creek store and the 7th Day Adventist Church on the left. Turn left at the community playing field /park, just before the Silver Creek Fire Hall. At the ‘T’ intersection by the gravel pit, turn left and follow the road up to 3km.

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DISTANCE: Various DURATION: 90 minutes (round-trip) ELEVATION GAIN: Long Old logging road that leads up for appox 60 minutes to a serene environment. Terrific views of the surrounding hills, valleys, and fields, wildflowers, berries, small pond. ACCESS: From Falkland travel approx 12km northwest on Chase-Falkland Rd to just past (north) of Pillar Lake Resort’s main entrance, then turn right/east onto Lisa Rd, cross the cattle guard and turn back and park along the fence to the trail. Yellow ribbons mark where to turn left and then it dead ends.

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46. The Pillar DISTANCE: DURATION: 10 minutes (one-way) ELEVATION GAIN: Short but steep The Pillar trail is located on the east side of the road south of Pillar Lake Resort. A short walk, but steep 10 minutes up to a unique 18m (90foot column hoodoo) of eroded rock and clay capped with a flat rock. Do not climb on or dig away at the Pillar. This natural feature is fragile and an important Secwepemc First Nations site. ACCESS: From Falkland travel approx 12km northwest on Chase-Falkland Rd to Pillar Lake. Park at the public access to the lake. The trail is across the road.

Steep, unmaintained trail.

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47. Tuktakamin Mountain DISTANCE: Approx. 12km (one-way) DURATION: 5 - 6 Hours (round trip) ELEVATION GAIN: Long A circuit route of mixed forests, ridgelines, vistas, and wild flowers overlooking Falkland. The trail starts on the left/north side of the maintenance road, climbing steeply up through the forest to emerge on the open ridgeline, climbs eastward toward the obvious summit of Tuktakamin with it’s array of radio towers, then loops down a roughly flagged trail found by exploring the western slope below the radio towers. It drops through the trees steeply and meets the maintenance road then continues a short walk further down the road on the left where it climbs another ridge before dropping steeply back into the forest. Watch for occasional blaze markers. The trail emerges onto the maintenance road just below (west) of the starting point. A short walk back up the road returns you to your vehicle.

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ACCESS: 10km west of Falkland on Hwy 97 turn left/south onto Old Pinaus Lake Rd, a deactivated logging road. After climbing approx 4km turn left/east towards Tuktakamin Mtn and follow signs to the trailhead partway up the maintenance road on the left. (The maintenance road can be driven to the top of the mountain and its lookout.) An alternate route to the trailhead is 14km west of Falkland on Hwy 97 turn left/south onto Ingram Creek Forest Service Road. Drive approx. 6.5km on this active logging road, then left onto Will Lake Forest Service Road, following signs to the trailhead. Get the Vernon Outdoor Club Hiking Guide for a more detailed description.

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97B ill 97A oth A great place for short loop options up to the old growth fir tree and Fo Approx. 11km journey up the logging roads plus a 1km walk along the the Balmoral Bluffs viewpoint, or access to a longer traverse hike over cliffs for great views of Shuswap Lake and surrounding mountains. Wallensteen Lakeloop options weave Salmon R. the Balmoral to White Lake (8km). Shorter up past ACCESS: 15km west of Salmon Arm on Hwy. 1 or 18km east from Bluffs viewpoint through forests. The Balmoral Trail System connects Grandview Sorrento turn east onto Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Rd. Follow this road for Bench Rd. with the Blind Bay Bluffs and the White Lake trail systems. Check the approx. 6.5km and at the base of a slide that comes nearly to the road, route map at the parking lot trailhead. Kernaghan turnMT. left onto road leading up to Bastion Mountain. IDA the rough gravel Gardom Grindrod Lake Follow the road up the mountain Lake Rd.to the top of the cliffs near the relay ACCESS: Approx 9.3km east of Sorrento, or approxSilver 24km west of tower, keeping to the best traveled road. Salmon Arm, turn north onto Balmoral Rd. Follow Creek for approx 1.5km and Deep Creek Rd. watch for the large trailhead parking lot on the right, just before Alpen  Active logging road -Gardom use a 2-way radio or follow a radioed Lake Salmon Valley Rd. Paradies subdivision. vehicle or logging truck. Dangerous cliff edge and trail, 97 especially in wet conditions. Stay clear, and  Trails beyond the Balmoral Trail Loops take you into Spa Lake keep children and dogs well back. longer hiking routes and require additional preparation, including water. YankeeFlats Rd.

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50. Blind Bay Bluffs DISTANCE: 6.5km (one way) DURATION: 2.5 Hours (one way) ELEVATION GAIN: Long Spectacular vistas west over Blind Bay, the South Shuswap, Squilax, Chase, and in the distance Todd Mountain at Sun Peaks. From the Balmoral Bluffs viewpoint take the upper trail and follow the signs. The trail emerges onto a shared ATV skid trail. Watch for signs at key junction points. After a long steep section where the ATV trail climbs through the forest watch for a marker post to a faint side trail leading to the first viewpoint and for some, the turnaround point at approx 5km from the trailhead. To reach the main summit lookout continue north along the ATV skid trail watching for trail posts to the final section of single-track non-motorized trail that to the Blind Bay Lookout along a spectacular ridgeline of views over the entire South Shuswap. Return the way you came, or make a shuttle trip by leaving a vehicle at the McArthur Heights trailhead. ACCESS: Approx 9.3km east of Sorrento, or approx 24km west of Salmon Arm, turn North onto Balmoral Rd. Follow for approx 1.5km and watch for the large Balmoral Trailhead parking lot on the right, just before Alpen Paradies subdivision. Steep bluffs. Stay clear of edge. This is a wilderness trail. Be prepared. Make noise for Bears.

51. Blind Bay Lookout - McArthur Heights DISTANCE: 1 km (one way) DURATION: 1 Hour (one way) ELEVATION GAIN: Long & Steep A very steep challenging climb up small sections of scree slope and exposed rock. The summit features panoramic views of Shuswap Lake over Blind Bay and towards Salmon Arm.

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The trail starts at the left/north end of the McArthur Heights Trailhead parking lot (private property is on the right). After a short flat section through forest behind the subdivision, the trail begins to climb in earnest. The trail makes its way up through a short, dangerous exposed section of loose rock. This is a point to reassess. After the exposed rocky section things become more secure but continue steeply making this short 1km feel a lot longer. The trail follows the ridge line eventually rounding off at the Blind Bay Lookout with spectacular views over the bay and the west arm of Shuswap Lake toward Squilax and Chase. From here, return the way you came, or for an extended day hike, follow the signs from the summit to the Balmoral Trailhead (approx. 8 km one way from McArthur Heights to Balmoral Trailhead). ACCESS: Approx. 9.3km east of Sorrento or approx 24km west of Salmon Arm, turn north onto Balmoral Rd and travel north to Reedman Point Rd, (approx. 2km past the Blind Bay Rd junction). Turn right, then take the next left onto McBride Rd. Follow McBride Rd up through the McArthur Heights subdivision to the end of the road and park.

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52. Blind Bay Road Walkway DISTANCE: Various DURATION: 0.5+ Hours (one way) ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal Widened shoulder for pedestrians and cyclists follows the Blind Bay Road. A work in progress, this shoreline walk is the result of leadership by the South Shuswap Recreational Trail Society, the local community, and Ministry of Transport. Once complete, the roadside walk will span 12 km between Sorrento and Blind Bay. Look for the yellow foot prints to mark the way. This pathway can link to several great road cycle tours, as well as a longer forest trek including the Blind Bay Lookout and Balmoral Trails.

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ACCESS: From the west via the Blind Bay road just east of Sorrento on Highway 1. From the east via Balmoral Road turning north of Highway 1 down to Blind Bay. Park at the Blind Bay Village Grocer.

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53. Blind Bay to White Lake Trail DISTANCE: 8 - 20 km DURATION: 3 - 8+ Hours (one-way hike) ELEVATION GAIN: Long Beautiful flowing trail immerses travelers in the tranquility of the forest between Blind Bay and White Lake. This cross-country trail links communities in the South Shuswap and provides a series of recreational loop trails. From the Balmoral Trailhead, follow directions to the Balmoral Bluffs viewpoint, then take the right/south trail. Follow signs across the ATV trails and forestry road through open forests. The trail climbs to a halfway viewpoint with vistas south and west toward Tappen and Notch Hill. A great turn around destination, or rest stop before continuing to follow signs to the John Evdokimoff Bike Skills Park and White Lake trailhead. BALMORAL TRAILHEAD: Approx 9.3km east of Sorrento, or approx 24km west of Salmon Arm, turn north on onto Balmoral Rd. Follow for approx 1.5km and watch for the large trailhead parking lot on the right, just before Alpen Paradies subdivision. WHITE LAKE TRAILHEAD: Approx 9.3km east of Sorrento on Hwy 1 at the Balmoral Rd junction, turn right immediately onto White Lake Road behind Balmoral Store. (White Lake Rd forms a loop, returning to Hwy 1 at Carlin 4 m farther east, approx 20km west of Salmon Arm). Watch for the John Evdokimoff Bike Park sign on your left about 7km from the Balmoral Store on White Lake Rd. This is a wilderness trail. Be prepared. Make noise for bears.

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54. Bryden and Pement Lakes DISTANCE: 3.5 km (one-way) DURATION: 1 Hour (one-way) ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal Two small quiet fishing lakes in the Ptarmigan Hills with small Recreation sites. ACCESS: Via forestry roads west of Skimikin Lake on China Valley Rd or from ChaseFalkland Rd past Pillar Lake on #180 Charcoal Creek Forest Service Rd.  The final 2.2km of the road to the parking lot can get seriously water trenched at the start, so a 4WD vehicle may be required.

55. Herman Lake DISTANCE: 150+ metres DURATION: 10+ minutes ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal Small fishing lake with numerous trails, a boardwalk, wildflowers and birds. The Recreation Site has walk-in camping and a pit toilet. FROM WHITE LAKE: Travel on Hwy 1 approx. 9.3km east of Sorrento or approx. 24km west of Salmon Arm; turn north onto Balmoral Rd. Turn right onto White Lake Rd behind Balmoral Store, continuing approx. 7km before turning left onto Parri Rd at the west end of White Lake. Follow to the end of the pavement and continue straight to the White Lake Forest Service Rd. Herman Lake is approx. 8.3km. Keep left at the corral. Watch for a sign on the right. FROM EAGLE BAY: From the Balmoral Rd junction at Hwy 1, travel north past Blind Bay Village Grocer onto Eagle Bay Rd, continuing 16.5km to Ivy Rd. Turn right/south onto Ivy Rd and go up to 700 Forest Service Rd. Turn left here. (Note: the road ahead leads onto private property and is gated). Travel up 700 FS Rd to the next right, and then take the next right. At the junction by the cattle corral turn right to Herman Lake Recreation Site.

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#56 HERALD PROVINCIAL PARK

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DISTANCE: 0.5 - 3 km (round trip) DURATION: 0.5 - 1.5 Hours DURATION: Minimal - Moderate; varies with route Views of Shuswap Lake, creek, waterfalls, forest, mosses. Lower trails are wheelchair accessible and appropriate for all ages. The Lower Trails are along Shuswap Lake in the park, and to the waterfall over bridges and through a magical old growth forest in the moss-covered Reinecker Gorge. To reach the Upper Trails walk east on the side of the road from the Margaret Falls parking lot, or west on the road from the Herald Park Day Use area and climb a set of stairs up the bank and into the trees. The upper trail crosses Reinecker Creek on a bridge at the top of the falls and returns back to the road. The Reinecker Creek Trail system starts at the post on the east side just before the bridge. Visit www.BCparks.ca for more info. ACCESS: 15km west of Salmon Arm on Hwy. 1 or 18km east from Sorrento turn east onto Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Rd and travel 12km. Park in Herald Provincial Park’s day use area on the right/south side of the road or at the Margaret Falls parking lot on the left/north side. NOTE: Closed until Summer 2019.

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of the park (use the uphill track to the left). NOTE: The park is also the east trailhead for the Blind Bay White Lake Trail system ACCESS: Approx 9.3km east of Sorrento on Hwy 1 at the Balmoral Rd junction, turn right immediately onto White Lake Road behind Balmoral Store. (White Lake Rd forms a loop, returning to Hwy 1 at Carlin 4km farther east, approx 20km west of Salmon Arm). Watch for the John Evdokimoff Bike Park sign on your left about 7km from Balmoral Store on White Lake Road.  Progressive technical features. Mountain bikers must wear helmets. Use at your own risk.

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DISTANCE: Short DURATION: Short ELEVATION GAIN: Moderate A short walk down through an old brushy track emerges at the edge of the Loftus Fen. Link with a stroll on the far side between the retaining bank and water treatment ponds to link with the South Shuswap Estates. ACCESS: Park at the Balmoral Trailhead and cross Balmoral Road to an old track just up on the west side that drops down to a landing. Look for an old overgrown track on your right that leads down to the edge of the fen. Alternately, follow the open track around to the south side of the fen along the retaining bank. A great spot for bird watching.

DISTANCE: 800+ metres DURATION: 30+ minutes ELEVATION GAIN: Moderate Progressive technical skills park, pump track, tabletops, jumps, and free ride trail for mountain bikers. The bike skills park is a fun place to warm up before a ride on the Blind Bay/White Lake Trails, or a playful end to a day of cross-country riding. Don’t miss the practice downhill berm trail that starts at the very top

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DISTANCE: 4.8 km (round trip) DURATION: 3+ Hours ELEVATION GAIN: Long An intermediate hike (3.3 km uphill) through mixed forest combined with a 1.7 km upper loop.The trail to the lookout and back makes a perfect 7.6 km hike. The first section climbs the grassy ridge to connect to an old skid trail before the trail meanders and switchbacks climbing steadily to a great lookout overlooking Shuswap Lake. This is sensitive wildlife habitat.Trail users are asked to stay to the new reroutes to avoid further erosion to this vulnerable pocket ecosystem. Watch your foot placement and stay to rock and mineral surfaces to minimize damage to the sensitive ecology on these unique Shuswap rocky outcrops. Take a moment to acknowledge the significance of these lookout locations within the Secwepemc First Nation Territory. ACCESS: Drive west of Sorrento on Hwy. 1. Turn south/left onto Elson Road and drive past Crannog Ales, left over the railway track, and then left on South Shore Place to park in the Cul-de-Sac at the trailhead kiosk sign. Be sure to allow plenty of room for others to turn around and avoid blocking local driveways. The trailhead starts over a short bridge.

60. Mt. Tuam Community Bike Park DISTANCE: 272 m (walking) 550m (bike) DISTANCE: 0.25 - 0.5+ Hours ELEVATION GAIN: Moderate T he pocket park trails roll and wind with built up burms to help new cyclists learn to ride the trails “pump style” using their own momentum. A walking-only upper trail leads to benches at view points over the bike trails and overlooking Copper Island. ACCESS: Take the Blind Bay exit off Hwy. 1 at Shuswap Lake Estates, and follow Fairway Hills Road northward into Cedar Drive watching for Mt Tuam Crescent on your right (east side of Cedar Drive).

61. Reinecker Creek Trail System

Two routes parallel Reinecker Creek. The West Trail is a multi-use trail that sees motorized traffic, and is two to three metres wide and roughly 10km long. The East Trail is a 10km non-motorized single track trail . There are two river crossing points. The South Crossing is about halfway along the East and West trails . The North crossing is at the Northern end of both trails. The East trail begins in the North end of Herald Park, off of the Upper Canyon Loop. The trail system provides several loop options, ranging from 10 to 20km. NOTE: mountain bikes can only access and exit Herald Park from the yellow gate on the east side of Margaret Falls Parking Lot (watch for signs). It is possible to continue past the north end of the trail system on the Forest Service road into the White Lake Valley, but this route is unmarked and should only be used by those familiar with the area. ACCESS FROM HERALD PARK: from Hwy 1 travel 11.5km on Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Rd past Margaret Falls to the Herald Park day-use entrance on the right. Hikers and snowshoers: follow the trail signs from the north side of the parking lot back up to Sunnybrae Rd. Cross the road and continue up the wooden stairs. MOUNTAIN BIKERS: Ride the parking lot road back up to Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Rd, turn left and ride back past the Margaret Falls parking lot to the yellow gate on the right. ACCESS VIA BASTION MOUNTAIN FS Rd: from Hwy 1 travel 7km on Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Rd and turn left on Bastion Mountain Forest Service Rd (watch for logging traffic, the first 2km is very narrow and steep with no room for passing). Best to ride up (for the very fit) or if you must drive, wait until the weekend (less logging traffic) and follow signs to for just over 6 km to the middle trailhead.

 e well prepared, as this is a remote B backcountry trail in bear habitat. Watch for vehicles on Forestry roads and ATV tracks. There is a range license at the north end of the trail system. Avoid disruption to cattle and close gates.

62. Rocky Martinson Park Trail

DISTANCE: Various (10-20km round trip) DURATION: 4 - 8+ Hours (round trip hike) ELEVATION GAIN: Long

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Reinecker Creek trails provide opportunity for a lengthy day or overnight hike, snowshoe, or half/full day mountain bike circuits through the forested valley above Herald Park, connecting Sunnybrae through to White Lake.

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cellar back to the trailhead. Alternately link an exploration of Ivy Road and the Shannon Beach Trails a little further east. ACCESS: Turn north off Hwy 1 at Balmoral Road (5km west of Carlin School) and continue straight. The road becomes Eagle Bay Rd. Travel approx 20km. Look for the Rocky Martinson Regional Park sign on your right. Park just off the road along the dirt access road.

63. Shannon Beach Park Trail System DISTANCE: 2km (round trip) DISTANCE: 1 Hour ELEVATION GAIN: Moderate

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The easier to moderate lower loop features a unique forest rock wall. The intermediate + upper trail features a short steep crosscountry mountain bike forest loop. Lake and road accessible with CSRD Parks picnic area, washrooms and designated swimming area. A great family picnic destination, and cool place for a quiet walk in nature. ACCESS: Travel 3 km north off Hwy 1 on Balmoral Rd (5 km west of Carlin School). Balmoral Rd turns into Eagle Bay Road. Stay straight ahead for another 19 km. Look for the Shannon Beach Regional Parks sign and parking area on your right.

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DISTANCE: Various (100+ kms) DISTANCE: Various ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal to long; varies with route. Noted for its equestrian trails, there is an extensive trail network around the lake and up onto the benches and crags of the surrounding mountain sides, with gentle inclines and views over the valley below. Approx. 100 km of marked trails, including several short loops near the lake. Excellent horse riding staging area, with pullthroughs and corrals at the campground/day use area. Trail junctions are signed, with the higher numbers further away from the lake. People also visit to fish and enjoy the birds, turtles and other wildlife. More info at EQtrail.webs.com ACCESS: Follow Hwy 1 for 14.3km west of Salmon Arm, or 18.6km east of Sorrento and turn west onto Tappen Valley Rd. After approx 4km turn left/west onto Skimikin Lake Rd. Travel 6.1km, past Recline Ridge Winery, over a cattle gate, past the CSRD Waste Transfer site. Skimikin Lake Rec Site is on your left.

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65. Sorrento Blind Bay Park Trail DISTANCE: 0.7km (loop) DISTANCE: 30+ Minutes ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal A 15 min. walk by a creek under the trees along the edges of the community park. A well-used trail for local dog walkers. The community park has tennis courts, baseball diamonds, soccer pitch, and a playground. In the winter, there is a skating rink. ACCESS: Turn south from Hwy 1 at Sorrento onto Notch Hill Rd. Take the first right onto Dilworth Rd and then the next left onto Davidson Rd. The park entrance is up on the left. Find the trail around the perimeter of the park in the trees.

66. Tappen Bluffs DISTANCE: Approx. 4km (one way) DURATION: 1.5+ Hours (one way) ELEVATION GAIN: Long A pleasant forestry road walk or ride up to glorious views over the Tappen Valley to Salmon Arm. Can be linked to the Skimikin Lake Trail System for a longer ride. Short steep final section. Begin your walk or ride from the junction with the Forest Service Rd and Skimikin Lake Rd. Travel 3km up the main Forest Service Rd enjoying views over the valley along the way. Continue to follow the main FS R. Watch for glimpses of the bluffs as you wend your way up the road. At 3km take the smaller ATV track uphill on your right. The track continues climbing through the forest along the edge of cut blocks before coming to a very steep short climb. But don’t despair, the viewpoint is just a short distance further along the track once you get to the top. Return the way you came. ACCESS: Follow Hwy 1 for 14.3km west of Salmon Arm, or 18.6km east of Sorrento and turn west onto Tappen Valley Rd. After approx 4km turn left/west onto Skimikin Lake Rd.

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Travel past Recline Ridge Winery, over a cattle gate and just past the CSRD Waste Transfer site. Watch for the next Forestry Service Rd on the right. (Look for number 130 on a yellow sign attached to a tree and a grey metal transformer to the left of FSR 130.) Park here on the right, just off Skimikin Rd. (Stay well clear of the Forest Service Rd entry.) NOTE: The “No Entry” sign applies to the road straight ahead leading to a gravel quarry and old district dump. Your route takes FSR 130 which starts immediately to your left and goes uphill just past the signs.

 e well prepared, as this is bear B habitat. Watch for vehicles on Forestry roads and ATV tracks. There is a range license where the Forest Service Rd crosses the cattleguard. Avoid disruption to cattle.

67. White Lake Lookout Trail DISTANCE: Approx. 2 km (one way) DURATION: 30+ min (one-way) ELEVATION GAIN: Long This shared trail was originally built as a downhill Mountain Bike Trail. It is a short, steep hike to a lookout with wonderful views of White Lake, Little White Lake, and the Tappen Valley and towards Mt Ida in Salmon Arm. The total trail length is 2km long but the best view point is only 1km from the bottom of the trail. Start at the John Evdokimoff Bike Park trailhead in White Lake. ACCESS: Approx 9.3km east of Sorrento on Hwy 1 at the Balmoral Rd junction, turn right immediately onto White Lake Road (behind Balmoral Store). Watch for the John Evdokimoff Bike Park sign on your left about 7km from the Balmoral Store on White Lake Road. Park here.

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68. White Lake Provincial Park DISTANCE: 0.5 km (one way) DURATION: 30+ min ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal  n old decommissioned road west along A White Lake allows walkers to savour the natural beauty on the edge of this ecological reserve. Please stay on the old road to protect the delicate foreshore habitat. ACCESS: North of Hwy 1 at the Balmoral Rd junction, turn right immediately onto White Lake Road (behind Balmoral Store), continuing approx. 7km before turning left on Parri Rd at the west end of White Lake. Turn east here and drive approx. 3 km watching for the White Lake Provincial Park sign on your right. Park near the boat launch and look for the old road back to the west along the lake. Visit www.BCparks.ca for more info.

69. Wild Rose Bay DISTANCE: 400 m - 1100 m DURATION: 0.5+ Hours (return) ELEVATION GAIN: Moderate A short forested trail down to the lake featuring low flat rocky outcrops into the water, plus two short loop options back to the trailhead parking area. A good cycling or picnic destination along Eagle Bay Road. Explore the lakeside loop trail featuring beautiful rocky outcrops draped with mosses. ACCESS: Turn north off Hwy 1 at Balmoral Rd (5km west of Carlin School) and continue straight. The road becomes Eagle Bay Rd. Travel approx 29km. Look for the Wild Rose Bay Regional Parks sign and parking area on your left.

 Steep narrow sections. Watch for other trail users. Mountain bikers keep your speed in check.

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DISTANCE: 6.5 km (one way)97 DURATION: 2 + hours (one way) ELEVATION GAIN: Long

Splatsin, BC Parks, and the Shuswap Trail Alliance leadership have worked together to improve access to this iconic trail, reducing erosion issues and protecting an important Secwepemc First Nations sacred area. This trail offers views high above the town of Enderby with a unique perspective of the Shuswap and the North Okanagan. Hikers atop the cliffs can watch the soaring birds including Turkey Vultures and Eagles play on the updrafts created by the steep rock face and take a step back in time to the Tertiary age when the cliffs were formed. Please stay to the trail to protect this sensitive ecosystem and avoid damaging erosion cutoffs. www.BCparks.ca ACCESS: Turn east in downtown Enderby (follow signs to Mabel Lake), cross the Shuswap River Bridge onto Mabel Lake Rd. Continue for 2km east on Mabel Lake Rd (across the river) and a left turn onto Brash Allen Rd heading north.  At 1.4km Brash Allen road forks - stay right and continue down the unpaved road for 1.6km until you reach the parking area on your left.

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71. Grindrod Park Trail DISTANCE: 750 m (loop) DURATION: 30 min ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal T his gravel surfaced pathway circles Grindrod Park along the banks of the Shuswap River, with views of the Enderby Cliffs. A great staging spot for local road cycle touring. Look for the path below the bridge that links to the restaurant, pub, and grocery store on the south side of the highway. The trail was built in 2014 with a partnership effort by the Grindrod Community Association, support from the Shuswap Trail Alliance, community residents and businesses, and an Active Seniors Grant from the Government of Canada. Plus 5 days of volunteer contribution by Girl Guides from across Canada during their 2014 SOAR Jamboree. ACCESS: Drive 10km north of Enderby on Hwy 97A to Grindrod (4km north of the 97B junction to Salmon Arm). The park entrance is on the north side of the highway right next to the bridge on the west side of the river. Watch for traffic behind you when turning off the hwy.

72. Hidden Lake DISTANCE: Various DURATION: Various ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal A Provincial Recreation Site nestled in the hills east of Enderby. A popular fishing spot and campsite with a trail around the lake. Excellent bird, wildlife, and wetland nature viewing. ACCESS: Travel 8km east of Enderby on the Mabel Lake Road. At Ashton Creek turn right (south) on the Trinity Valley Road and travel across the bridge for 6km. Stay left on the Hidden Lake forestry road travelling 12km on graded gravel to Hidden Lake. Look for several access points to the trail around the lake.

73. Jim Watt Heritage Riverwalk DISTANCE: 1.5 km (one way) DURATION: 30+ min ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal Paved historic interpretive walk extends along the banks of the Shuswap River in Enderby. An urban stroll along the water. Connects Belvidere Park with Riverside Park. Combined with the Heritage walking tour of Enderby, the Riverwalk takes you on a journey of the areas past and invites you to appreciate the surrounding landscape and birdlife. Watch for turtles and beaver near the island. ACCESS: Turn east in downtown Enderby (follow signs to Mabel Lake). Before crossing the Shuswap River Bridge look for the Visitor Centre on your right. Park here and stop in for the historic walking tour map.

74. Kingfisher Interpretive Centre Trails DISTANCE: 1000 m DURATION: 30+ min ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal Nature trails through mixed cedar hemlock forest surround the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre, and link to the Cooke Creek Foresty Campground. The centre has played an important role in enhancing the number of Chinook salmon in the Shuswap River, and provides educational programs. ACCESS: Turn east in downtown Enderby (follow signs to Mabel Lake), cross the Shuswap River Bridge onto Mabel Lake Rd. Continue on the Mabel Lake Rd for 25km and watch for the sign on your right just after the Cooke Creek Recreation Site. www.KingfisherCentre.com www.ShuswapTrails.com

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trails join to make a large loop, with two alternate side loops off each creating options for extended trips. More information available in the Vernon Outdoor Club’s Hiking Guide. A trail map is posted at the trailhead and each junction.

DISTANCE: 500 m+ DURATION: 15 min. + ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal The MV Beattie Greenway and wetland pond path add an important link in the growing network of paths throughout Enderby. The greenway is a joint project of the City of Enderby and students of School District 83 built in partnership with the Shuswap Trail Alliance. It is part of the City’s vision to weave walking and cycling throughout the community. The result is the town of Enderby is quickly becoming a destination for cycling and walking, including parallel paths along key streets, connector paths, and the Jim Watt Heritage River Walk. Watch for new connections as the town develops its Active Transportation plan. ACCESS: From the Southwest, access off Salmon Arm Drive just north of Norleen Lane. From the North, access west off Hwy. 97A from the Howard Johnson parking lot across from Sutherlands Grocery.

76. Mount Rose-Swanson DISTANCE: 4 - 8 km (round trip) DURATION: 1.5 - 3+ hours (round trip) ELEVATION GAIN: Long A variety of forested trails loop to several smaller summits and rock bluffs overlooking the Spallumcheen Valley above Armstrong. Named after Rose Swanson, the daughter of Catherine and Augustus Shubert, famous Overlanders who homesteaded in the area in 1862. Mt. Swanson is accessed from the trail heading south from the right/west entrance of the parking area, and Mt. Rose is accessed from the trail on the left/east side. The two

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ACCESS: Heading south on Hwy 97 at Armstrong, take the Pleasant Valley Blvd entrance into town, then take the first right hand turn across the tracks, the second left turn onto Wood Ave and continue up the hill and across the tracks where the road becomes the Salmon River Road. Continue west on Salmon River Road out of Armstrong for about 4km traveling through three right angle turns before you come to Hallam Rd., where you turn left, continuing for approx 2km through two more right hand turns and winding road. As the road heads into the next corner look for Chamberlain Road heading south on your left. Watch for traffic as you make the sharp turn back onto Chamberlain continuing south along the now gravel road around a right angle bend for approx 2km staying left at the fork. The parking area is on the left a few hundred metres further on. Equestrian riders, there is limited parking at the trailhead for trailers. Maps & info: www.astrailssociety.com

Splatsin of the Secwepemc First Nation who are working with all the communities along the corridor to build relationships and unfold the true story of its place within Secwepemc First Nation Territory. Check shuswaptrails.com for development updates and to donate, and watch for future links to the rail-trail greenway corridor between Vernon and Kelowna, and south to Osoyoos.

78. Float the Shuswap River DISTANCE: 50 km SPRING/EARLY SUMMER FLOAT TIMES: 30 min - 3.5 Hours MID-SUMMER/FALL FLOAT TIMES: 1 Hour - 6 hrs Tubefloating, kayaking or canoeing the Shuswap River is a very popular activity. However, it also poses certain dangers. Educate yourself about safe practices and how to spot potential hazards. Be aware of your situation while on the water at all times. Ensure a fun-filled and safe experience on the Shuswap River. For maps, details and information visit: www.EnderbyChamber.com/tourism/tubing.htm

77. Rail Trail Sicamous to Armstrong DISTANCE: 50 km DURATION: Various ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal Check the description in the Sicamous/East Shuswap Section on the new Sicamous-toArmstrong legacy rail-trail corridor linking all the communities between Sicamous and Armstrong. Enderby and Area access points include Mara, Grindrod, Enderby, Splatsin, Fortune and Stepney Road, and various points along Hwy 97 to Armstrong. It is home of the #78 SHUSWAP RIVER PADDLE TRAIL

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81. Crazy Creek Hidden Waterfalls Lake DURATION: 30 Minutes + ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal

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ACCESS: Take Hwy 1 approx 16km east of 97A Sicamous to the Malakwa Loop Rd. Turn right/south and then immediately right on Oxbow Frontage Rd. Take the first left onto Yard Creek Loop Rd and go 2.5km to the end where the Yard Creek Forest Service Grindrod Enderby Cliffs this road for 10.6km to a Rd begins. Take Provincial junction. Take the left turn and stay on the Park main road for another 14.4km.

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This hike offers a 73m suspension bridge 26m above the falls, with excellent views of waterfalls, unique deep water polished rock funnels, wild flowers, ferns and mosses. Includes interpretive signs for the historic village of Taft.

ACCESS: Approx 31km east of Sicamous on Hwy 1. Parking area is on the east side of the bridge over Crazy Creek. Admission fee.

82. Cummins Lake DISTANCE: 1.0 km (one-way) DURATION: 20+ Minutes (one-way) ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal This short 1 km trail leads to a remote sub alpine lake with fishing and a user maintained Recreation Site. ACCESS: Take Hwy 1 approx 16km east from Sicamous to the Malakwa Loop Rd. Turn south and then immediately right on Oxbow Frontage Rd. Take the first left onto Yard Creek Loop Rd and go 2.5km to the end where the Yard Creek Forest Service Rd begins. Take this road for 10.6km to a junction. Stay to the right and continue for another 5.8km to the Cummins Lake Forest Service campsite sign. Park at the sign, the trail is to the right.  Do not attempt to drive to the lake after the sign as the final 1 km has severe ruts.

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#103, OVERLOOKING MARA & SHUSWAP LAKES FROM THE SICAMOUS LOOKOUT

83. Eagle Pass Mountain DISTANCE: 3.9 km (one-way) Eagle Pass Lookout; 2.6 km (one-way) Twin Lakes DURATION: 2.5 Hours (one-way) Eagle Pass Lookout ELEVATION GAIN: Long One of the region’s most loved alpine hikes. The trail contours east around the south slopes below the mountain, climbing quickly up into alpine. Continue to follow the obvious line toward the summit. The final climb to the site of the historic Dominion Fire Lookout is a steep and narrow scramble. Route finding increases with lingering snow. A second rigorous 2.6 km trail to Twin Lakes branches left at the bridge just above the tree line. Steep cliffs. Best in mid-summer to avoid snow and/or wet conditions. ACCESS: Travel 29km east from Sicamous on Hwy 1. Approx. 1.9km past the Perry river Bridge, turn left (north) off Hwy 1 onto Crazy Creek Forest Service Rd. Set your odometer. Stay left at approx 4.5km (go uphill here, not down). Stay right at 5.2km (do not take the 6530 Rd). Stay left at 6.2km (new logging road on right going downhill). Stay right at 6.9km (do not take Branch 100). Stay right at 7.5km (do not take Branch 200). Go over first bridge at 8.1km. Stay right at 8.3km (stay level, don’t go uphill, do not take the 6700 Rd). Go over second bridge at 8.4km. Turn left at 8.7km where you will see a sign: Eagle Pass Mt Hiking Trail 5km. Drive to the trailhead at the end of the road (approx. 14km from Hwy 1). A 4wd may be necessary at this point as the road is rough. Look for trailhead sign.

 e well prepared, as this is remote B backcountry with grizzly habitat.

84. Eagle River Nature Park DISTANCE: 6 km (various) DURATION: Various ELEVATION GAIN: Long A series of loop trails explore the old growth cedar and hemlock forest along the Eagle River. Includes board walk, foot bridge and series of 21 interpretive signs. Look for salmon running up Yard Creek at the east end of the trails in September. Link these trails with a visit to the trails on the south side of the Highway at Yard Creek Park.

WATER ACCESS ONLY.

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ACCESS: Travel approx 13km east of Sicamous on Hwy 1 to the west end of the 4-lane section near Malakwa. Turn left onto the north frontage road and drive for approx 300 m parallel to the highway before turning right into an old gravel pit. The parking area is near the entrance sign and trail map.

85. Gorge Creek Loop Trail THE TRAIL IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to public safety concerns. Unsafe bridges and walkways, along with the hazard of crossing the Trans-Canada Highway on foot to access the trail are the main reasons for the closure. Watch for news on efforts to address these safety concerns and reopen the trail in the future. www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca

#88 JOSS MOUNTAIN PASS

86. Hunakwa Lake Trail DISTANCE: 1.5km (one-way) DURATION: 30+ min ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal At the north end of Anstey Arm there are two creeks – the trail begins by the creek on the

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west side of the bay. If you moored on the open beaches, you’ll have to cross the creek to get to the trail which runs along the left (west) bank. A small marker sign is at the trailhead on the west corner of the bay outside of the park. A 1.5 km trail up to Hunakwa Lake through interesting old growth cedars and cottonwoods. Good fishing.

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DISTANCE: 8.4 km (one way from wharf) DURATION: 2.5 hours (one way) ELEVATION GAIN: Long

DISTANCE: 7.5 km (one way) DURATION: 7+ hours (round trip) ELEVATION GAIN: Long

F orest hike to east Larch Hills from Sicamous with spectacular views of south Mara Lake above Hyde Mountain. A remarkable series of 33 switchbacks makes this the first 3.6km uphill, a pleasant forest stroll and a rigorous but doable mountain bike ride. Watch for orange blaze markers on trees ahead to mark the way. At 4km the trail emerges from the trees and up through thick thimble berry bushes onto the eastern most end of the 112 Forest Service Road. This is the Sicamous end of the Larch Hills Traverse. Head south along the forestry road for a few hundred meters and keep your eyes open for a sign post directing back on the trail. Follow the signs as the trail crosses several forestry roads in the next few kms. On the third road crossing look for the sign directing you to the Hyde Mountain lookout. Follow the skid track to the end and find a foot trail down into the bushes ahead to the edge of the high metamorphic rock cliffs typical of the Shuswap with inspiring views over Mara Lake and the North Okanagan Valley. Head to the right/west for another 800m to two more viewpoints, the second being the turnaround point and a welldeserved break. Return the way you came.

A full day hike with abundant options for exploring in the Alpine. The trail also links with the Greenbush Lake trail to the east, and overnight options from the alpine linking south to Tsuius Mtn. and the Sawtooth Range.

ACCESS: Park at the Visitors Information Kiosk or Wharf in Sicamous. Walk or cycle west 1km along north side of Sicamous Narrows Bridge to the “Welcome to Sicamous� sign and follow the 2 wheel drive accessible Forest Service Road 400m to the obvious trailhead sign on the right. Get maps and details at www. shuswaptrails.com NOTE: For those driving to the trailhead, please drive out to the Shuswap Lake rest stop 3km west of the turn. Turn around here and drive back to the Forest Service Road. There is no turn lane and it is a dangerous spot to turn left/south off Hwy 1 (double yellow line). Park in the designated area only. Bear country. Watch for vehicles on Forestry roads and ATV track. Stay back from steep, dangerous cliff edges.

For the most part the trail is clear and easy to see, but lingering snow and vegetation may obscure the trail at certain times of the year. Initially, the trail follows the creek, then crosses and continues along a tight valley bottom with willow and avalanche slopes on both sides. (Plus lots of bear sign, so make noise!) Hike past a little lake still following the tight valley bottom, and watch for a junction in the trail where you turn right for Joss Mountain. (The faint trail that continues straight connects to Greenbush Lake and the headwaters of the Shuswap River). Taking the clearer right trail, begin to climb and traverse the west slope. The trail finally levels on a bench amongst open forest. Watch for another fork in the trail and take the right trail, climbing up and breaking out of the forest into the sub-alpine. At the first open area below a cliff face the trail climbs up to the right (north). Watch for intermittent signs of the trail and rock cairns climbing steadily up into the meadows and talus slopes beyond. On a clear day, the summit is obvious to the north as the trail weaves its way upward. Eventually, the rebuilt Dominion Forestry Lookout becomes evident at the summit, along with lengths of old wire along the way that used to link the lookout by telegraph to a lower relay cabin. Return the way you came, or create your own extended alpine circuit exploring the ridgelines to the west. The Tsuius Mountain route heads south from the open alpine near the larger tarns. Route finding and experience with alpine mountain travel is necessary.

right, and at 10km continue forward on the main Forestry Road (past the road on left). At 10.4km stay left past road on right, cross bridge and at 12.3km park and look for the trail on the right side of the road (look for a trailhead sign mounted high atop of a stripped tree trunk on the side of the road, and a gap in the willows usually marked with some flagging.)  ccess is via steep forestry roads. A 4WD recommended. This is a serious alpine back-country hike requiring experience in wilderness preparation, travel, and navigation. Grizzly country.

89. Kay Falls DURATION: 10 min (one-way) ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal Look for the trail on the right/east side of the falls. The rough trail leads up to a viewpoint at the base of the falls. ACCESS: 36.4km east of Sicamous on Hwy. 1. Park on the south/eastbound lane side of the highway immediately after the bridge. The falls are visible from the highway.

Crossing Hwy. 1 is dangerous. Park well off the highway.

#84 EAGLE RIVER NATURE TRAILS

ACCESS: Turn south off Hwy 1 onto the Three Valley/Mabel Lake FSR just west of the rest stop on the south bend of Three Valley Lake (approx. 47km east of Sicamous). Drive 4.3km (watching for forestry traffic) and just past Frog Falls Rec site turn left/east onto the Three Valley/Mabel/South Pass FSR. Reset your odometer to 0km here. At 5km stay

WILDFLOWER HOT SPOT...

Eagle Pass Mountain July to September: Alpine meadow flower succession starting with Avalanche Lillies through to Asters.

#92 MALAKWA COMMUNITY PARK

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FS Road connecting back to Sicamous at MacLean-McPherson Rd. Loop back through Sicamous to the trailhead, or tailor an out and back returning the way you came.

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DISTANCE: 38km (East Traverse trailhead to Salmon Arm); 4km (trailhead to Sicamous Forest Viewpoint); 7.4km (trailhead to Hyde Mtn. Lookout); Visitor Centre Parking area to trailhead: 2km DURATION: Various: 1 hour (one-way to Sicamous Forest Viewpoint), 2.5 hours (one-way to Hyde Mtn. Viewpoint), 8 - 12 hours (one-way by cycle or ski to Salmon Arm). ELEVATION GAIN: Long This is the Sicamous trailhead of the epic cross-country highland trail linking Salmon Arm and Sicamous over the Larch Hills. It’s also a lovely trail for a shorter stroll up through the forests on the western slope above Sicamous Narrows, or a day hike to the spectacular viewpoint above Hyde Mountain, with views east over Mara Lake. Mountain bikers usually travel the traverse west to east, but the journey is rewarding in either direction. See the Salmon Arm section for a description of the full Larch Hills Traverse, and the Hyde Mtn. Lookout Trail description above. EAST TRAILHEAD (SICAMOUS): Due to limited parking at the trailhead, please park at the Houseboat Kiosk Visitors Information Centre or Wharf in Sicamous. Walk or cycle west along north side of Sicamous Narrows Bridge along Hwy 1 to the “Welcome to Sicamous” sign 1 km from the Sicamous Narrows bridge. Follow the 2 wheel drive accessible Forest Service Road 400m to the obvious trailhead sign on the right. Wilderness Trail. This is not for the faint of heart. Careful preparation, adequate food, water, gear, and knowledge of backcountry travel and navigation are essential. Plan accordingly.

ACCESS: Travel approx 3.6km south from Sicamous on Hwy 97A along the east side of Mara Lake. Turn left onto Two Mile Rd and go 400m to the parking lot on the right. A sign with a map is posted at the parking area. The mountain bike trailhead is the first on the left as you enter the parking area.  Steep, dangerous drops above canyon. Stay on trail.

92. Malakwa Community Park DISTANCE: Short DURATION: 30 min ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal The latest addition to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District Area E parks. The Malakwa community park includes two pocket park community trail loops, one for walking and one for kids’ mountain bike skill development. Plus tie it into a loop over the Malakwa suspension bridge and walking loop back to the new picnic tables for a very pleasant outing. These trails are for walking and bicycling. PLEASE! Avoid motorized use to protect the softer trail surface from damage and to keep folks safe. Thanks! ACCESS: Travel 17 km east of Sicamous on Hwy 1 and turn left/north onto Malakwa Rd, just past the Malakwa Café. Follow this road for approx 1.5 km (North) until it meets the railroad tracks. Turn right (South East) on Community Hall Rd and look for the Malakwa Park sign directly on your left (North East side of the road). This can also be your staging area for the Malakwa Suspension Bridge loop walk.

93. Malakwa Suspension Bridge DISTANCE: Various (one way) DURATION: 0.25 - 1 Hr (road loop) ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal This unique and historic swinging foot bridge spans the Eagle River. Originally built in 1915 by local farmers to connect their farms to the community and school on the other side. Rebuilt by the Dept. of Highways in 1940. To create a pleasant backroad walking loop route: From the parking area, cross the swinging bridge and create a 4km loop walk of country roads by continuing north on Warner Rd for approx 1km past the river and Malakwa Beach Rd. At the T-junction with Mizon Rd turn left/south and travel approx. 2km to meet again with Sommerville-Husted Rd. Turn left/east and proceed approx 800m over another bridge into the village (tracks on your right). Watch for the junction with Malakwa Suspension Bridge Rd. on your left back to the parking area.Or start at the new Malakwa Community Park, and include a loop of the park trails in your walk. ACCESS: Travel 17km east of Sicamous on Hwy 1 and turn left/north onto Malakwa Rd just past the Malakwa Café. Follow this road for approx 1.5km until it meets the railroad tracks. Turn left on Summerville Husted Rd and cross the tracks. Continue straight ahead on the Malakwa Suspension Bridge Rd for approx. 100m to the end where there is a sign and a small parking area.

91. The Lizard DISTANCE: 10+ km (one-way) DURATION: 2.5+ hours (round trip) ELEVATION GAIN: Long The Lizard Mountain Bike trail starts with a series of switchbacks climbing the hillside east of the Sicamous Creek Falls parking lot. At the first junction turn left at the signs and ride until you meet the old forestry road. Turn right onto the road and continue climbing. You will pass a hiking trail on your right, and then come to a bench with views down into the steep canyon and impressive rocky walls over Sicamous Creek. The Lizard continues along forestry roads to link into the main Owlhead #93 MALAKWA SUSPENSION BRIDGE

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DISTANCE: 8.2 km (one way) DURATION: 2.5 hours (one way) ELEVATION GAIN: Long A full day hike in alpine/subalpine terrain. This 8.2km trail leads to a Forest Lookout Tower and features rugged mountain bluffs, alpine meadows, spectacular views of Mabel and Shuswap Lakes as well as the Monashee Mountains. Additional hiking and exploring is possible in the Mara Meadows. The hiking trail passes an old cabin then continues climbing up into the sub-alpine and the Eagle Valley Snowmobile Club’s chalet approx 1.5 hr from the trailhead. Some route finding is required when you meet up with the ATV tracks. Beyond the chalet are multiple options to explore the meadows. The main route continues to climb up to the Mara Mountain summit and old Forestry Lookout. ACCESS: At the east end of Sicamous on Hwy. 1, turn right onto McLean-McPherson Rd, and go to its end where the Owlhead Forest Service Rd starts. Drive to just before the 17km marker where a sign (not highly visible) on the right/ south side indicates the trailhead.

 atch for active logging use of the W forestry road and obey all signs. 2-way radio use is recommended. Contact the Ministry of Forests for road updates. Be well prepared, as this is remote backcountry and active Grizzly habitat.

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vulnerable plant and animal communities are found. A network of natural trails, boardwalks, and bridges loops through the property linking several unique ecological communities. There is a historic 100 year-old pack trail that connects into the north of the park – an out and back route into spectacular old growth cedar/hemlock forest high above the Perry River canyon. The big snow pack usually means excellent snowshoeing, but watch for dangerous cliff edges. Because this is a dedicated Conservation Park, please stay on designated trails to minimize erosion to the sensitive forest understory. This is also an important outdoor educational site, visited by school groups. Educators are asked to follow the Parks group management guidelines by having classes break into smaller groups to reduce the group footprint beyond the trailhead area. ACCESS: Travel approx. 28km east of Sicamous on Hwy 1 and turn left/north on Avoca Road (just west of the Perry River bridge). Turn left onto the Perry River Forest Service Road and drive another 800m to the trailhead parking area. Or continue straight on Avoca to a lower parking area. Watch for other traffic on the Forestry Road. Off trail winter exploration should only be done by experienced wilderness snowshoers. Stay away from steep cliff ledges above Perry River.

97. Old Sicamous Highway DISTANCE: 6.3 km (one way) DURATION: 1.5 hrs (one way) ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal Easy level trail follows the old, historic highway for approx. 6 km until it meets the existing Hwy 1. Cool shade, excellent views of Shuswap Lake, wildflowers and birds. This trail follows the old hwy bed with several lovely viewpoints to stop and admire the lake. The trail ends where it meets with Hwy 1 returning the way you came. ACCESS: From the Sicamous Visitor Centre and Wharf parking lot, travel west on Hwy 1 across the Narrows bridge and turn right/north onto the Old Sicamous Hwy Rd. The paved road eventually turns to dirt. At approx 3.6km find a trail sign where the road turns into a hike/bike trail. Note: there is very little room for parking at this point. For the full 6.3km bike or hike trip it is recommended to park and start from the Sicamous Visitor Centre. Use extreme care when entering or exiting Hwy. 1

& TRAILHEAD ACCESS The Shuswap Trails website is THE PLACE to go for detailed maps, trailhead access, GPS downloads and updates.

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DISTANCE: 1.0 km (one way) DURATION: 0.5 Hour ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal Unusual marble/limestone outcroppings, set in a lush, mossy forest. WATER ACCESS ONLY: Midway between Sicamous and Cinnemousun Narrows on the east side of Shuswap Lake, linking the north and south camping areas. Trailhead just inside the trees.

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#96 NORTH FORK WILD

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DISTANCE: Various DURATION: 2 + Hours (one-way) ELEVATION GAIN: Low Superb views, alpine meadows, avalanche slopes, wildflowers, and Forest Service camp site. Full day or overnight stay. See descriptions below for good parking locations to start your journey. Once up to South Queest Rec Site and Forestry tower, the track through the alpine can be followed to North Queest summit with plenty to explore. But be prepared, this is remote alpine wilderness requiring experience, preparation, and navigation skills. ACCESS FROM SICAMOUS: Travel north off the Sicamous-Solsqua Rd. up the #1800 Queest Mountain Forest Service Road to just past the 14km marker where there is a parking area and trail map to the right. (A good place for cross country Mountain Bikers to start.) The Snowmobile Club’s chalet is approx 12km from this point. The road to the old forest lookout is deactivated but accessible to 4WD vehicles. ACCESS FROM MALAKWA: via Summerville Husted Rd in Malakwa across the Eagle River bridge onto the deactivated Queest Mountain Forest Service Rd directly ahead for 10.5km to a landing. Park here. There is a road to the right, but hikers should go straight ahead. Very shortly, a branch goes left. You want to stay on the old track to the right, climbing up past an obvious slide area. At the ridge saddle, follow the track left toward the communication towers and to the Queest Recreation site.  These logging roads can be rough and may be actively used by logging trucks. Be well prepared, as this is remote backcountry with grizzly habitat.

99. Rail Trail Sicamous to Armstrong DISTANCE: 50 km DURATION: Various options ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal As of publication, the Sicamous-toArmstrong legacy rail-trail corridor linking all the communities between Sicamous and Armstrong had just been purchased through the interjurisdictional collaboration of the Splatsin of the Secwepemc First Nation, Columbia Shuswap Regional District, Regional District of North Okanagan, and all the member municipalities, with support from the Province of BC. Recreational users of the undeveloped corridor do so at their own

risk, must obey all signage, and avoid closed sections. The greenway trail corridor travels through spectacular Mara Lake, the Shuswap River, and Fortune Creek passing through forests, lake vistas, farmland, and a series of rural communities. It is home of the Splatsin of the Secwepemc First Nation who are working with all the communities along the corridor to build relationships and unfold the true story of its place within Secwepemc First Nation Territory. Check shuswaptrails.com for development updates and to donate, and watch for future links to the rail-trail greenway corridor between Vernon and Kelowna, and south to Osoyoos.

100. Riverfront (Alver Holm) Nature Park DISTANCE: 2 km DURATION: 25 mins + (Various) ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal Several kilometers of pleasant trails near the mouth of the Eagle River. Wonderful river and Shuswap Lake views, giant cottonwood trees, and wildlife. Wet in spring. Travel slowly as the bird life is abundant to those who wait and watch. ACCESS: Access and parking is at the end of Silver Sands Rd in Sicamous. Turn north off Hwy 1 just east of the bridge over Sicamous Narrows (at the Houseboat Info kiosk.)

101. Sicamous Creek Falls DISTANCE: 0.5 - 1.5 km (round trip) DURATION: 30 minutes - 1+ hours (round trip) ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal The scenic path slopes down to the base of the falls on the south side of the parking area and loops along the creek and back up to the parking lot. Hikers can also take the start of the Lizard trail that starts with a series of switchbacks climbing the hillside east of the parking lot. Stay right at all junctions until you meet the old forestry road, then turn right again, following the road for a few hundred meters to a bench with views down into the steep canyon and impressive rocky walls over Sicamous Creek. Return the way you came.

 Steep, dangerous drops above canyon. The middle section of the trail was scoured away during the 2012 flood. A major replanting of native trees has also been done to restore the area. Please stay on the trails and exercise extra caution as parts of the trail pass next to steeply exposed banks.

102. Sicamous Greenways DISTANCE: Various DURATION: Various ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal The entire town of Sicamous is laced with greenway trails creating a destination worthy of exploration. You can explore separated parallel trails out to Old Town Bay, walk into the Eagle River estuary, walk the beach back over the foot bridge to the wharf park, follow designated walk/bike routes through town, stroll the walkway along the narrows, wheel your kayak down to the Kappel St boat launch or Poage Ave hand launch, travel south to climb up Bayview and over to Sicamous Creek falls, mountain bike the 10 km Lizard backroad forestry loop over to the Owlhead Snowmobile Kiosk, (don’t forget to stop in at D Dutchman dairy for ice-cream), then link back through walk/bike routes and greenway connectors to Finlayson Parks trails and exercise stations, stroll the 1 km greenway trail in the forest down the west side of Hwy 97, and of course a quick dash across the narrows bridge links you into the Sicamous Switchbacks trail, TopO-the-Sic, Hyde Mountain Lookout, Larch Hills Traverse, and the Old Sicamous Highway trail along the lake. ACCESS: Finlayson Park - head 500m south from the lights on Hwy 1, then turn east onto the frontage road and park at the Recreation Centre. (look for the red caboose). Sicamous Wharf - turn south on Gill Avenue 300m east of the hwy. bridge over Sicamous Narrows, or 450m west of the Houseboat Info Kiosk. Turn right/west down Finlayson to the wharf/ beach parking area.

ACCESS: Travel approx. 3.6km south from Sicamous on Hwy 97A along the east side of Mara Lake. Turn left onto Two Mile Rd and go 400m to the parking lot on the right. A sign with a map is posted at the parking area. The 1.5km hike to the canyon viewpoint is the first trail on the left as you enter the parking area. The waterfall trail is directly ahead. #88 JOSS MOUNTAIN PASS

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DISTANCE: 1.0 km (round trip) DURATION: 30 minutes + ELEVATION GAIN: Minimal Outstanding views of the Sicamous Channel, Shuswap Lake, and Mara Lake. Hang gliding ramp, steep cliffs. ACCESS: In Sicamous on Hwy 1, just east of the Hwy 97A junction, turn north onto the Sicamous-Solsqua Rd. Cross the bridge and the railroad tracks, and continue to your right on Sicamous-Solsqua Rd. At 400m turn left up the #1800 Forest Service Rd. Stay on this well travelled road for 6.2km, then turn left onto #1800 - 300 Rd for 1.6km to the lookout. Hike or bike from the bottom or drive all the way. Continue past the lookout for 1km to an old logging road that cuts back and rejoins the #1800 FS Rd. The hang gliding ramp is old. Watch for rotting wood and stay away from the edge. Watch for active logging traffic on the roads.

104. Simm Creek Loop Trail

arrow to the right to an old rough trail (the sign and trail are not obvious). Take this trail for approx 1 km until it connects to an old logging road at the clear cut. Follow this road for approx 11 km until it joins the #1800 Forest Service Rd near the bottom. An alternate but longer route (approx 55 km) is to take the Simm Creek Trail all the way to Malakwa and then follow Hwy 1 back to Sicamous. Check at the Visitor Info Centre for trail updates. www.SicamousChamber.bc.ca ACCESS: Ride from Sicamous (park at the Visitor Centre/Wharf parking lot) following the directions above, or shuttle #1800 FS Road and park at the 14 km junction. There has been active logging along the lower section of the road. The route may be altered from this description. Be prepared for route finding and potential backtracking. As well, be prepared for backcountry travel. The trail routes are long and steep through wilderness terrain.

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A cross-country mountain bike ride on old skid trails and forestry roads. Travel north off the Sicamous-Solsqua Road up the #1800 Queest Mountain Forest Service Road to the start of the Simm Creek Trail at approx 14 km, where there is a directional sign. Go approx. 7 km and then take the road joining on the right for approx 1.6 km to an old logging landing. Follow the directional

We’ve got a variety of other guides to help you plan the next phase. Stop in at one of our Visitor Centres to pick up a copy and get in-person advice, or stop by the Shuswap Tourism website at ShuswapTourism.ca to peruse these guides online and download them for future reference.

Popular day-use area and camp ground, with trails along Yard Creek in either direction through cedar and hemlock forest. Extend your visit to the Yard Creek trails with an exploration of the Eagle River Nature Park on the north side of the highway. ACCESS: 15 km east of Sicamous on Hwy 1 on the south side of the 4 lane section.

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A variety of loop and out-and-back road cycling routes for day trips or overnight. i Visit www.ShuswapTourism.ca or one of our visitor centres:

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Chase Visitor Centre

400 Shuswap Ave., Chase, BC V0E 1M0 | 250.679.8432 Conveniently located just off the Trans-Canada Highway.

Enderby & District Visitor

Centre

702 Railway St., Enderby, BC V0E 1V0 250.838.6727 | Toll-free 877.213.6509 Located in Belvidere Park overlooking the beautiful River and Jim Watt Heritage Shuswap Riverwalk.

North Shuswap Visitor

Welcome

Centre 1-3871 Squilax-Anglemont Rd., Scotch Creek Toll Free: 1-888-955-1488 In the heart of Scotch Creek. Open in summer months

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Salmon Arm Visitor Centre

20 Hudson Ave. NE, Suite 101, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P2 250.832.2230 | Toll-free 877.725.6667 In the heart of Salmon Arm, beautiful heritage building our Visitor Centre is situated in a referred to as the Old Courthouse.

Hit the road for some rev’d up Shuswap tours.

Sicamous & District Visitor

Centre

#3, 446 Main Street, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 250.836.3313 | Toll-free 866.205.4055 Conveniently located within the District of Sicamous Civic Centre.

Sicamous Visitor Centre

(seasonal houseboat

kiosk) #101 Silver Sands Road, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0 250.836.3313 | Toll-free 866.205.4055 Open from May long weekend to September long weekend.

South Shuswap Visitor

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1298 Trans Canada Highway, Sorrento, BC V0E 2W0 250.515.2332

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The Shuswap is situated in south-central British Columbia, midway between Vancouver, BC and Calgary, Alberta. Highway 1 (Trans-Canada Highwa...

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The Shuswap is situated in south-central British Columbia, midway between Vancouver, BC and Calgary, Alberta. Highway 1 (Trans-Canada Highwa...