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Ladner Creek Trestle – Hikes near Hope

Ladner Creek Trestle – Hikes near Hope

The Ladner Creek Trestle is a teeny section of the historic Kettle Valley Railway. I normally love visiting cool rusty architecture in beautiful mountainous scenery, so visiting this old railway bridge sounded fabulous. The trail to reach the trestle is right next to the Coquihalla Highway, so it can work well as a stop off on the way (or way back) from other hikes near Hope. We dropped by to take a peek when we were driving back from our…

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HBC (1849) Heritage Trail – Mason’s Ridge

HBC (1849) Heritage Trail – Mason’s Ridge

The hike up to Mason’s ridge is part of the historical HBC (1849) Heritage Trail. You can reach it from either direction, but we started from Sowaqua Creek and went via Covile Camp. This part of the HBC trail is very steep and still had quite a lot of snow at the end of June. We could see why the fur traders waited for the snow to melt before they traversed these mountains – it was a tough hike even…

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HBC (1849) Heritage Trail – Covile Camp

HBC (1849) Heritage Trail – Covile Camp

Our first Wilderness camping for 2021 was along the historical (and incredible) HBC (1849) Heritage Trail. We hiked from Sowaqua creek up to Covile Camp, and then continued on to Mason’s Ridge later. This hike involves gorgeous forest, challenging river crossings and what feels like real wilderness. It is perfect for days when you want to escape the crowds of busier trails. We didn’t see a single other hiker or camper the entire time. This hike is listed in both…

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