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    Sun Peaks Hike

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    7.4 km
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    596 m
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    Sun Peaks Hike

    The Sun Peaks Hike is a 7.4 km lollipop route at the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort that will take you uphill along the ski slopes to experience some amazing views across the mountainous landscape. Timing this hike for the late summer months will produce even more stellar views as the grassy meadows covering the slopes will be bursting with wildflowers in full bloom. To hike in this area, you will need a hiking pass that you can purchase from the resort.

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    Route Description for Sun Peaks Hike

    Hiking in the Sun Peaks area is a great way to explore some truly stunning subalpine terrain that is otherwise only used for winter sports use. Setting out from the Hearthstone Lodge at the resort, follow the trail to the west and pass by the buildings to reach the bottom of the Sun Burst Express chairlift. From here, cross over Armitage Creek and follow it to the north along the Homesteader ski run. Hike your way up the grassy hillside and take in the amazing views of the surrounding area, as you gain elevation and work your way to the top of the hill. Once there, make your way south towards the chairlifts and pass them by to descend the Crystal Line ski run alongside Resort Creek. Head east and cross over the creek while enjoying the remaining views overlooking the resort, as you hike back down towards the trailhead where you began your journey.

    Getting to the Sun Peaks Hike Trailhead

    To get to the Sun Peaks trailhead from Kamloops, head north for 23.5 km along BC-5 and make a right turn onto Old Highway 5. Make a left after 200 m onto Tod Mountain Road and follow it for 24.0 km. Make another right turn onto Sun Peaks Road and you will arrive at the parking area in 9.2 km on your left. From there, make your way to the Hearthstone Lodge to access the trailhead.

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