Altitude Trail
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Altitude Trail

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Altitude Trail

Altitude Trail

Distance: 5.6mi
Elevation: 807ft
Time: 2.5-3h

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The Altitude Trail is a 5.6mi lollipop hiking route at the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort that will allow you to explore the heavily wooded slopes in the area and visit the calm waters of Tod Lake. Along the trail, you will experience some scenic views across the valley and the beautiful subalpine setting around the lake with Tod Mountain in the near distance. Hikers will need to utilize the Sun Burst Chairlift or extend their hike up the mountainside in order to reach the trailhead. You will be required to purchase a hiking pass to utilize the trails in this area.

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Getting there

To reach the trailhead the Altitude Trail from Kamloops, drive to the north for 14.6mi on BC-5 and make a right on Old Highway 5. Turn left after 656ft on Tod Mountain Road, continuing on for 14.9mi. Turn right again on Sun Peaks Road and you will find the parking area on the left after 5.7mi. To access the trailhead you can either hike up the mountainside or take the Sun Burst Express Chairlift.

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Altitude Trail Description

Although the area is popular during the winter season, hiking the Altitude Trail will enable you to explore the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort area during the summertime and appreciate the natural beauty of its heavily wooded slopes and green meadows. Setting out from the top of the chairlift, make your way to the southwest and through the forest for some intermittent views that stretch across the valley. Follow the trail as it turns north and heads toward the foot of Tod Mountain. After crossing over several mountain streams, you will arrive at the charming shores of Tod Lake with the rugged slopes of the mountain providing a beautiful woodland setting. After taking in the views, head back along the trail and follow the path to the left to take an alternate path to the chairlift that will lead you through stretches of beautiful forest and the green grass of the ski runs. Once you arrive at the trailhead, you can either make your way down the mountainside or continue to explore the picturesque subalpine landscape.



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