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    Scatchard Mountain Switchbacks

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    6.6 km
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    238 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Scatchard Mountain Switchbacks follow a 6.6 km out-and-back hiking route in Chase, BC, that can be used year-round due to its popularity with hikers, cross-country skiers, and horseback riders. Along the trail, you will climb up the hillside via a series of switchbacks and experience some amazingly scenic views overlooking Chase, Little Shuswap Lake, and the mountains behind. Although there is a bit of an incline, this trail is great for hikers of almost every skill level.

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    Route Description for Scatchard Mountain Switchbacks

    Hiking the Scatchard Mountain Switchbacks is a fun adventure in the North Thompson Valley that will provide some amazing views looking out onto the valley and surrounding mountains for little effort. Setting out from the roadside trailhead, follow the wide rocky path as it begins to climb uphill to the southwest. As the switchbacks are fairly wide, the trail follows a gentle uphill slope that will make it an enjoyable trek for hikers of all skill levels. Continue heading uphill through the forest and enjoy the scenic views of the surrounding landscape, until you reach the top of the trail near Chase Creek. Take in the beautiful views of the town nestled snugly along the valley floor before descending along the same route to return to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Scatchard Mountain Switchbacks Trailhead

    To reach the trailhead for the Scatchard Mountain Switchbacks from Chase, head southeast along Coburn Street for 400 m and continue straight onto Foothills Road. After 160 m, make a slight left onto Cemetery Road and you will find the trailhead in 45 m.

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