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    Sun Peaks Loop Trail

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    9.2 km
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    292 m
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    Sun Peaks Loop Trail

    The Sun Peaks Loop Trail is a 9.0 km lollipop hiking route at the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort that will take you through the forest and into the backcountry to visit Tod Lake. Along the trail, you will hike from the top of the ski runs and through the forest to reach the lake at the foot of Tod Mountain. To reach the trailhead, you will need to either utilize the chairlift or make use of the many trails up the hillside; however, this will extend your hike by several kilometres. You will be required to purchase a hiking pass to utilize the trails in this area.

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    Route Description for Sun Peaks Loop Trail

    Hiking the Sun Peaks Loop Trail is a great way to gain a different perspective on the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort area and make use of its beautiful slopes year-round. As there are a number of hiking routes tightly packed into this area, make sure to bring a GPS or trail map along for the hike to ensure that you don’t stray from the path. From the top of the Sun Burst Express chair lift, follow the trail to the north as it passes through stretches of forest and open clearings before turning to the northwest. From here, the route will cut across some open and more rugged terrain on the way to the quiet shores of the lake. Once there, you can take in the views across the calm water and the rugged Tod Mountain in behind, before heading back along the trail. At the fork, follow the path to the right to complete the loop and make your way to a scenic lookout over the valley. From there, follow the trail east to return back to the chairlift where you began your hike.

    Getting to the Sun Peaks Loop Trail Trailhead

    To get to the Sun Peaks Loop trailhead from Kamloops, drive north for 23.5 km along BC-5 and make a right turn onto Old Highway 5. Turn left after 200 m onto Tod Mountain Road and continue along it for 24.0 km. Turn right on Sun Peaks Road and after 9.2 km, turn left to enter the parking area. From there, hikers can either take the Sun Burst Express Chairlift or one of the trails up to the trailhead.

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