Best Trails of British Columbia

This list represents the most popular trails in British Columbia. Use this list to plan your next British Columbia outdoor trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Iceline Trail / Little Yoho / Yoho Valley Loop


This hike offers some of the most fantastic scenery in Yoho National Park, including close-up views of the Emerald Glacier. From close-up views of glaciers to crystal-clear mountain lakes and rivers,…
From the guidebook "Hiking Yoho, Kootenay, Glacier, and Mt. Revelstoke National Parks"
Golden, BC - Backpacking, Hiking - 12.9 miles Best Trail in bc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Meager Creek Hot Springs


Includes: Singing Pass via the "Musical Bumps." A Shangri-La of soaking pools, near a remote road in the Coast Mountains. Swimwear seems the norm. Although the threat of landslides will always plague…
From the guidebook "Hiking Hot Springs in the Pacific Northwest"
Pemberton, BC - Hiking - 13 miles Best Trail in bc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Houston Trail


Derby Reach Regional Park lies along the south shore of the Fraser River a few kilometers west of Fort Langley. Between June and September millions of sockeye and chinook salmon make their way up the…
From the guidebook "Nature Walks Around Vancouver"
Langley, BC - Walking - 3.5 miles Best Trail in bc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Greystone Books

#4. A River Runs Through It


This trail is located in Whistler. This well-designed and challenging 3.32 km (1.99 miles) loop is a wonderful place to play on a variety of obstacles with soft landing sand only moderate difficulty.…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Southwestern British Columbia"
Whistler, BC - Mountain Biking - 1.99 miles Best Trail in bc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Ward Cameron Enterprises

#5. Clear Creek Hot Springs


A day hike or mountain bike ride to hot tubs on the east side of Harrison Lake. Swimwear is anyone’s guess. Clear Creek has two principal soaking tubs. One, made of tongue-and-groove cedar boards, is…
From the guidebook "Hiking Hot Springs in the Pacific Northwest"
Lillooet, BC - Hiking - 6 miles Best Trail in bc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. Baden-Powell Trail (Grouse Mountain)


The basic walk on this circuit linking the Grouse Mountain Skyride with Skyline Drive uses the current Baden-Powell Trail one-way with a return trip on B.C. Hydro’s power line right-of-way for a round…
From the guidebook "109 Walks in British Columbia's Lower Mainland"
North Vancouver, BC - Hiking - 3.1 miles Best Trail in bc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Greystone Books

#7. St. Agnes Well (Skookumchuck)


Includes: Joffre Lakes. Roadside hot tanks by the Lillooet River, seasonally frequented by locals and man-eating mosquitoes. Keep swimwear handy. Users have cut a fiberglass septic tank in half to cre…
From the guidebook "Hiking Hot Springs in the Pacific Northwest"
Pemberton, BC - Hiking - 0 Best Trail in bc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#8. Baden-Powell Trail (Deep Cove)


One possible destination for this walk, a high bluff overlooking Deep Cove, is actually visible from your starting point in Panorama Park, but to make the most of the Baden-Powell’s most easterly sect…
From the guidebook "109 Walks in British Columbia's Lower Mainland"
North Vancouver, BC - Walking - 3.3 miles Best Trail in bc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Greystone Books

#9. Joffre Lakes


If you are staying at Whistler during the summer, assign a clear day to the hike to Upper Joffre Lake at the foot of the Matier glacier. The 5-km (3-mile) trail is more challenging than the statistics…
From the guidebook "Easy Hiking Around Vancouver"
Pemberton, BC - Hiking - 7 miles Best Trail in bc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Greystone Books

#10. Diez Vistas


B.C. Hydro must be given full credit for combining water storage with superlative facilities for hiking, horseback riding and water recreation in the area surrounding Buntzen Lake. And in the case of…
From the guidebook "103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia"
Vancouver, BC - Hiking - 8.1 miles Best Trail in bc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Greystone Books

#11. Vedder Mountain Ridge Trail


This trail is located south of Chilliwack. The Ridge Trail on Vedder Mountain combines a gradual climb up the wide gravel of the Vedder Mountain Forest Service Road with an up-and-over route to traver…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Southwestern British Columbia"
Chilliwack, BC - Mountain Biking - 10.3 miles Best Trail in bc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Ward Cameron Enterprises

#12. St. Leon Hot Springs


Includes: Saddle Mountain Lookout. A unique soak in a cedar forest well hidden below a dirt road. Keep swimwear handy. A clearing in the forest reveals a concrete pool with free-flowing curves and a s…
From the guidebook "Hiking Hot Springs in the Pacific Northwest"
Nakusp, BC - Hiking - 0 Best Trail in bc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#13. Duffey Lake Road: Pemberton to Lillooet


The Duffey Lake Road is a 100-kilometer (60-mile) drive from the mountain-lined Pemberton Valley, through a high traverse of the Coast Mountains to Lillooet on the edge of BC’s arid Southern Interior.…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving British Columbia"
Mount Currie, BC - Scenic Drives - 60 miles Best Trail in bc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#14. Halfway River and Upper Halfway River Hot Springs


Steamy soaks hiding in the woods below a dirt road. Skinnydippable with discretion. Around the bend is the coup de grâce, a plywood soaking box 7 ft/2 m square. A pipe channels water from the 141-degr…
From the guidebook "Hiking Hot Springs in the Pacific Northwest"
Nakusp, BC - Hiking - 0 Best Trail in bc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#15. The Rockwall


This premier hike passes one of the highest waterfalls in the country before you reach a 30-kilometer trail that traverses beneath the Rockwall’s extraordinary 53-kilometer-long limestone cliffs and h…
From the guidebook "Hiking Yoho, Kootenay, Glacier, and Mt. Revelstoke National Parks"
Radium Hot Springs, BC - Backpacking, Hiking - 33.6 miles Best Trail in bc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#16. Bowser Trail


In its official entirety, this trail running along the foot of the slope north of Marine Drive has one drawback: it is too short, less than 30 minutes being required for the complete walk. Fortunately…
From the guidebook "109 Walks in British Columbia's Lower Mainland"
North Vancouver, BC - Walking - 3.7 miles Best Trail in bc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Greystone Books

#17. Trans Canada Highway: Golden to Lake Louise


This 82-kilometer (49-mile) drive, starting where the Revelstoke to Golden drive (Drive 17) leaves off, is a spectacular mountain drive through BC’s gateway to the famous Canadian Rocky Mountain natio…
From the guidebook "Scenic Driving British Columbia"
Golden, BC - Scenic Drives - 49 miles Best Trail in bc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#18. Elfin Lakes


The trip to Elfin Lakes and Diamond Head Lodge is probably Garibaldi Provincial Park’s second most popular hike, after Garibaldi Lake. There are beautiful summer meadows with flowers galore, contrasti…
From the guidebook "103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia"
Squamish, BC - Hiking - 14 miles Best Trail in bc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Greystone Books

#19. West Coast Trail


This trail is considered one of the most satisfying ways to experience the temperate rain forest climate of the west coast. The rugged 77-kilometer journey offers hikers a feast of smooth, sandy bea…
From the guidebook "Hiking Vancouver Island"
Bamfield, BC - Backpacking, Hiking - 47 miles Best Trail in bc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#20. Kill Me, Thrill Me


This trail is located in whistler. If you're an expert rider looking for a fun, technical challenge, this 5.84 km (3.5 miles) one way singletrack is an absolute must. The gradients are moderate, bu…
From the guidebook "Mountain Bike! Southwestern British Columbia"
Whistler, BC - Mountain Biking - 7 miles Best Trail in bc - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Ward Cameron Enterprises