Hunter Trail

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7.7 km
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324 m
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The Hunter Trail is a 7.7 km out-and-back route that offers a big bang for your buck in terms of views. Hiking along the gradual incline up an old logging road, hikers will be able to take in the beauty of the forest setting before being rewarded at the end of the trail with spectacular views. From this vantage point you will have a picturesque image of Stave Lake, with the mountains of Golden Ears Provincial Park framing the backdrop.

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Route Description for Hunter Trail

The Hunter Trail is a moderate hiking route just north of Mission, BC that climbs up an old logging road to provide some amazing views overlooking Stave Lake. Note that the parking area is just a small emergency turnaround area, so only a few cars can safely park here at a time. We recommend arriving early to secure a parking spot.

The trail has a moderate elevation gain of 324 m that is stretched over the length of the route, creating a slow burn as you gradually work your way up through the forest. The first incline push is the most intense, so persevere and you’ll be rewarded. Keep left at all forks.

Reaching the viewpoint, hikers will have spectacular views of Stave Lake with a multitude of rugged mountains in the backdrop, including the majestic Mount Robie Reid. This is an awesome route for both casual and experienced hikers, with little required effort and amazing views. While descending, keep generally right.

Getting to the Hunter Trail Trailhead

To reach the Hunter Trail from Stave Falls, drive east on Dewdney Trunk Road for 5.0 km and turn left onto Cardinal Street. Quickly make another left onto Ainsworth Street and follow it for 300 m. Make a right onto Roach Street, continuing on for 3.4 km to reach the trailhead.

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  • Backcountry Campsites


  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

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  • Route Type

    Out and back

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