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Lower Stein Valley to Devil’s Staircase Camp

Lower Stein Valley to Devil’s Staircase Camp

The Lower Stein Valley is an incredible trail alongside the Stein River in BC, Canada, that is great for beginner backpackers. The second campground along the trail is Devil’s Staircase Camp. You can read my previous post about the palaver travelling to this remote area, and Loop Camp here. This trail was closed for several years, but opened in May 2022. We visited on Canada Day weekend (early July) when we were unable to secure reservations to go camping closer…

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Lower Stein Valley to Loop Camp

Lower Stein Valley to Loop Camp

The Lower Stein Valley is a 26km trail alongside the Stein River. It does have some elevation gains and losses, but this lower section is not particularly strenuous. The first campground, Loop Camp is less than 2km along the trail, so great for beginner backpackers. Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Heritage Park has to be one of the most special (and unique) areas to hike in BC. This trail was closed for several years, but opened in May 2022. We visited on…

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Slhanay Peak – Squamish

Slhanay Peak – Squamish

Slhanay Peak might count as a hidden gem in Squamish. It is a fabulous hike through gorgeous forest below a towering granite monolith. It is popular with climbers, and mountain bikers but less well famous for hikers. This trail is listed in two local hiking books, Destination Hikes and Squamish Hiking, but hasn’t made it onto the bucket list of the instagram-loving hiking crowds yet. We only saw one other hiker on a gorgeous Saturday in June, when the parking…

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Rolley Lake & Rolley Falls – Mission

Rolley Lake & Rolley Falls – Mission

Rolley Lake Provincial Park is a gorgeous recreation area (and campground) between Maple Ridge and Mission in BC, Canada. You can hike a loop around Rolley Lake, then finish the walk by wandering down to a couple of waterfalls known an Rolley Falls. The Lower Rolley Falls is one of those waterfalls that doesn’t look as amazing as it should from photos! The most impressive section of the falls plunges for around 20-30m but it is partially hidden by foliage,…

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