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The Flatiron – Coquihalla Summit Hikes

The Flatiron – Coquihalla Summit Hikes

The Coquihalla Summit area between Hope and Kamloops (East of Vancouver) is one of those places that surprises me each time we visit! It is quite a long drive from Vancouver, so we have started exploring this area on the way (or on the way back) from other adventures to Manning Park. On this occasion we attempted to hike up to Needle Peak. However the scramble was just a bit too scary and dangerous for us, so we changed plans…

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Tikwalus Heritage Trail

Tikwalus Heritage Trail

The Tikwalus Heritage Trail is an incredible hike where you’ll get a good workout, see some great views and learn about the history of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation and the Fraser Valley. This is a teeny section of a longer historial trail, that wound through the mountains all the way to Kamloops. Please note, I am not an expert in the Nlaka’pamux people or the history of BC, so the historical parts of this post are all from the various…

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Zoa Peak – Coquihalla Summit Hikes

Zoa Peak – Coquihalla Summit Hikes

You may have heard of Zoa Peak as a fun snowshoeing trail (it has been on my list for snowshoeing for a while!) However I was happy to discover that it is also a fun trail in the summertime. There is a bit of a steep section near the start, but then you get to enjoy quite a long walk up on the ridge. This makes Zoa Peak a great hike for fantastic views of the Coquihalla Summit area. So…

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Hope Lookout Trail – Hikes near Hope

Hope Lookout Trail – Hikes near Hope

The Hope Lookout trail (also known as the Hope Hustle) is a steep exercise trail near Hope, East of Vancouver (Canada). It won’t take you very long but it’ll warm you up and really get your heart pumping. It’s all worth it once you make it to the lookout to see the gorgeous mountain views. We had spent the previous night camping nearby at Bridal Veil Falls. The weather forecast was pretty terrible for later that day, so we got…

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