Best Hiking in British Columbia

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

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

    3 Reviews

    Golden, BC

    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 ...
    •  2 days
    •  12.9 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike offers some of the most fantastic scenery in Yoho National Park, including close-up views of the Emerald Glacier. ...

  • #2 Meager Creek Hot Springs

    1 Reviews

    Pemberton, BC

    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 ...
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    Includes: Singing Pass via the "Musical Bumps." A Shangri-La of soaking pools, near a remote road in the Coast Mountains. ...

  • #3 Halfway River and Upper Halfway River Hot Springs

    2 Reviews

    Nakusp, BC

    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 ...
    •  0 miles
    •  Guide

    Steamy soaks hiding in the woods below a dirt road. Skinnydippable with discretion. Around the bend is the coup de grâce, ...

  • #4 Joffre Lakes

    4 Reviews

    Pemberton, BC

    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 ...
    •  Allow 6 hours
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #5 Clear Creek Hot Springs

    0 Reviews

    Lillooet, BC

    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, ...
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #6 West Coast Trail

    2 Reviews

    Bamfield, BC

    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, ...
    •  5 to 7 days
    •  47 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail is considered one of the most satisfying ways to experience the temperate rain forest climate of the west coast. ...

  • #7 St. Leon Hot Springs

    2 Reviews

    Nakusp, BC

    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 ...
    •  0 miles
    •  Guide

    Includes: Saddle Mountain Lookout. A unique soak in a cedar forest well hidden below a dirt road. Keep swimwear handy. A ...

  • #8 St. Agnes Well (Skookumchuck)

    3 Reviews

    Pemberton, BC

    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 ...
    •  0 miles
    •  Guide

    Includes: Joffre Lakes. Roadside hot tanks by the Lillooet River, seasonally frequented by locals and man-eating mosquitoes. ...

  • #9 Baden-Powell Trail (Grouse Mountain)

    0 Reviews

    North Vancouver, BC

    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 ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3.1 miles
    •  Guide

    The basic walk on this circuit linking the Grouse Mountain Skyride with Skyline Drive uses the current Baden-Powell Trail ...

  • #10 Diez Vistas

    2 Reviews

    Vancouver, BC

    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 ...
    •  5.5 hours
    •  8.1 miles
    •  Guide

    B.C. Hydro must be given full credit for combining water storage with superlative facilities for hiking, horseback riding ...

  • #11 The Rockwall

    2 Reviews

    Radium Hot Springs, BC

    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 ...
    •  4 to 6 days
    •  33.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This premier hike passes one of the highest waterfalls in the country before you reach a 30-kilometer trail that traverses ...

  • #12 Buhl Creek (Skookumchuck) Hot Springs

    1 Reviews

    Canal Flats, BC

    Warm pools in a remote and scenic valley near a dirt road. Swimwear superfluous. Buhl Creek has a cluster of small, shallow pools plus one much larger one, actually a warm pond. At the time tested, ...
    •  0 miles
    •  Guide

    Warm pools in a remote and scenic valley near a dirt road. Swimwear superfluous. Buhl Creek has a cluster of small, shallow ...

  • #13 Elfin Lakes

    2 Reviews

    Squamish, BC

    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, ...
    •  6.5 hours
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    The trip to Elfin Lakes and Diamond Head Lodge is probably Garibaldi Provincial Park’s second most popular hike, after Garibaldi ...

  • #14 Mount Finlayson at Goldstream Provincial Park

    1 Reviews

    Victoria, BC

    The trail going up Mount Finlayson is a steep rugged trail with gnarled tree root sections and scrambling on rocks followed by 365-degree ocean and mountain vistas. One of the highest peaks near ...
    •  2 hours or more
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail going up Mount Finlayson is a steep rugged trail with gnarled tree root sections and scrambling on rocks followed ...

  • #15 Gold Creek Trails

    1 Reviews

    Maple Ridge, BC

    Removal years ago of its popular Burma Bridge means that walks can be along only one side of Gold Creek at a time. Even so, there are many options if you are staying in Golden Ears Provincial ...
    •  7 hours
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Removal years ago of its popular Burma Bridge means that walks can be along only one side of Gold Creek at a time. Even so, ...

  • #16 Boundary Bay Regional Park

    1 Reviews

    Delta, BC

    Since the total distance from Mud Bay in the east to Beach Grove at the bay’s western end is 16 km (10 mi), only the superfit, cyclists and two-car groups are likely to attempt this route in ...
    •  4.5 hours
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Since the total distance from Mud Bay in the east to Beach Grove at the bay’s western end is 16 km (10 mi), only the superfit, ...

  • #17 Forbidden Plateau

    2 Reviews

    Nanaimo, BC

    Access to the alpine has never been easier. This moderate hike starting from Mount Washington Alpine Resort moves through subalpine forests and meadows to a series of lakes and scenic viewpoints. ...
    •  Up to 18 hours
    •  26 miles
    •  Guide

    Access to the alpine has never been easier. This moderate hike starting from Mount Washington Alpine Resort moves through ...

  • #18 Sloquet Creek Hot Springs

    0 Reviews

    Pemberton, BC

    A day hike or mountain bike ride to remote creekside hot pools in the Coast Mountains. Swimwear advised if others present. The main spring, one of the hottest in British Columbia at 154 degrees ...
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike or mountain bike ride to remote creekside hot pools in the Coast Mountains. Swimwear advised if others present. ...

  • #19 Stawamus Chief

    2 Reviews

    Squamish, BC

    Stawamus Chief is the great rock mass that towers over the highway just south of Squamish. Stawamus Chief Provincial Park, in which it lies, is cooperatively managed by B.C. Parks and the Squamish ...
    •  4.5 hours
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Stawamus Chief is the great rock mass that towers over the highway just south of Squamish. Stawamus Chief Provincial Park, ...

  • #20 Three Brothers Mountain

    1 Reviews

    Hope, BC

    Three Brothers Mountain is a triple summit with the three sub-peaks being unofficially named First, Second and Third Brother Mountains. Fourth Brother Mountain is separate from, and some distance ...
    •  7 hours
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    Three Brothers Mountain is a triple summit with the three sub-peaks being unofficially named First, Second and Third Brother ...