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  • by Josh
  • 2017-May-04

Individual Trail

BC-Okanagan (North) / Heffley

35 min driving from Downtown Kamloops

This moderately sized trail network offers phenomenal mountain-top vistas of Heffley lake. The trail is often double-wide and marked with signage at nearly every fork. At the top, which features a picnic table and gazebo, follow the short trail to the left for a bench overlooking the valley and Heffley Lake. This viewpoint is not to be missed and is the highlight of the entire trip! Suggest that hikers not trek this trail until mid-May due to the elevation and snow-pact. Trail is not marked with ribbon in many areas, so it may be difficult to follow in the winter.

There are two main trailheads off of Heffley Louis Creek Rd, and we recommend beginning at the second one on the left (18 km from the intersection of Todd Mountain Rd/Old Highway 5), as there is the option of continuing to drive across the cattle-guard a few hundred meters up the mountain to a second parking lot.

Activities
  • Hiking
Seasons Accessible
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Basics
  • 35 min from Downtown Kamloops
  • Loop
  • 8.31 km (round-trip)
  • 2.0 hours solo | 3.0 hours group round-trip
  • 666 meters elevation (round-trip)
  • Medium difficulty: A moderate uphill climb on a well marked trail.
Kids & Pets
  • On-Leash
  • Child-Friendly
Features

  • None



Suggested Protection

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Notes

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Driving Time

From Downtown Kamloops, approximate travel time by car is 35 minute(s).

Approximate Trailhead Address

1818-1834 Heffley Louis Creek Rd, Heffley Creek, BC V0E 1Z1

Trailhead GPS Co-ordinates

50.838944000,-120.038099000

Detailed Directions

1) Begin at the "red bridge" on Lorne St, and north head cross the South Thompson River.
2) Turn LEFT onto Highway 5 towards Clearwater & Sun Peaks.
3) After about 20.5 km, turn RIGHT onto Old Highway 5.
4) Immediately turn LEFT onto Todd Mountain Rd at the Heffley General Store/Gas Station.
5) Todd Mountain Rd becomes Heffley Louis Creek Rd, follow this for 18.4 km until reaching the trailhead parking lot on the left hand side of the road. There is signage and map. This is at the eastern tip of Heffley lake just past Golden Horn Rd.

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