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Salmon Trails
Easy trail. 15 to 60 minutes. 1 to 8 km.
Take a leisurely, scenic stroll along these trails as they follow Bessette and Duteau creeks around and through Lumby. There are three sections to the trail connected via downtown streets; each section has information, art and activites along the way. Walks as short as 1 km and as long as 8 km are offered on terrain that is flat and accessible to wheelchairs, prams and bicycles. To get the most out of your visit, start at the Visitor Centre where you can obtain a trails passport and children's activity guide. Leashed pets are welcome and doggie bags are provided.

The environments that you will wander through range from cottonwood riparian habitat to the industrial land that is indicative of Lumby's association with forestry products. The Coho and Chinook salmon that are born in these creeks travel more than 1,000 km from the Pacific Ocean to come back to spawn. In addition to the creek life, you may also see bald eagles, hawks, blue herons, otters, weasels, deer, owls and more!

Mystic Trail
Easy trail. 20 minutes. 1 km. 
Travel north on Mabel Lake Road for 36 kms. The road will turn to gravel, from this point carry on for an additional 14.5 kms to the trailhead. Located just past the 15 km forestry road marker, there will be another small bridge. Park near the bridge and the trailhead will be on the Lumby side of the road and is marked by a shoe tree. This is a short 10 - 15 minute walk through an Enchanted Forest inspired trail. 

Mabel Lake Provincial Park: Interpretive Trail
Easy trail. 20 minutes. 1 km.
Starting from the Mabel Lake Provincial Park's day-use parking lot, the short, 1 km "Changing Rainforest" self-guided interpretive trail winds through the shaded forest carpeted in moss that is found between the campsites and the main road. It is a gentle hike taking visitors through the maturing second growth rainforest of western red cedar, hemlock and some Douglas fir. 

Photo by Leanna Leibel​

Find your ADVENTURE on the edge of the Okanagan!

Moderate trails


Bluenose Mountain
Moderate trail. 1 to 2 hours. 4.5 km round trip. 
From Lumby, drive west towards Vernon and turn left onto School Road in Lavington. At the end of School Road, you will reach Learmouth Road. Turn left and follow Learmouth up the hill to a T-junction. Now turn left onto Aberdeen Road - Bluenose Mountain is straight ahead. 4 km up the mountain you will come to a cleared area on the left, and you will see a hiking sign near the roadside. Park here and start your hike. Go into the timber at the top of the clearing, and step over the log barrier. Follow an old track up the hill until you reach the trailhead sign on your right hand side. The trail comes to a junction where the left hand fork leads to the first peak of Bluenose, while the right hand fork leads to the third peak. The second peak of Bluenose is private property, and there are no public trails leading to it. Both peaks offer splendid views of Whitevalley and Lumby. This is an easy 2-hour hike, which covers approximately 5 kilometers. The final altitude is 1199 meters, with a gain of 200 meters. This hike is well suited for beginners, but please keep in mind that this trail does have very steep sections and proper hiking footwear is strongly recommended.

Denison Lake Trail
Moderate trail. 9 kms round trip. 
This 6 hectare fishing lake is at an elevation of approximately 1,460 metres. From Lumby, travel east to Creighton Valley Road and turn right. Travel along Creighton Valley Road for approximately 16 kms and turn right onto Bonneau Forest Service Road. Follow this road for 7 km. Turn right onto a cut-block road and drive another 1 km before parking (this may be too wet to drive; if so, park and walk).

Eagle Crest Cliffs
Moderate trail. 3 hours round trip.
To reach this trail, continue driving east of Lumby on Highway 6. Turn right onto Creighton Valley Road and follow this for approximately 18 kms. You can park at Cozy Cabins Nature Resort and obtain a hiking map and trail info from the resort owners, or pick one up from the Lumby Visitor Centre. There is also parking just past the trailhead on the left hand side of the road. The trailhead is marked with a small sign near a power pole and is on your left hand side just past Cozy Cabins. The 3 hour round trip hike winds through a forest of beautiful fir and cedar trees. It is short but steep up to an old FSR, which you will follow to the left and then cut back down to the cliffs. From the cliffs you will have views down to Barbe Lake, Echo Lake and Cozy Cabins.

Camels Hump Trail
Easy trail. 3 to 4 hours. 5.5 km round trip.
There are two summits on this trail, which is reached via a forest service road that can be rough with large mud holes; 4-wheel drive vehicles with good clearance are recommended. From Lumby, travel east to Creighton Valley Road and turn right. At approximately 16 km along this road, turn left onto Clier Lake Road (Bonneau Lake FSR will be to your right). Follow Clier Lake Road and stay left to circle the bottom of the lake where the road forks. Follow the small trail signs about 7 km along Clier Lake Road to a large clearing where you will park and find the main trailhead (providing that your vehicle was able to make it this far). You will get great views of the Creighton Valley and of Lumby from the top!

Sugar Mountain
Moderate trail. 7 km.
This 7 km hike lead to an old lookout on Sugar Mountain. Follow Hwy 6 to Cherryville and turn left onto Sugar Lake Road, then turn onto Kate Creek FSR. The trailhead is at the 21 km mark on the Kate Creek FSR, just past the Sugar Creek rec site. It is a suitable hike for beginners, but be cautious of grizzly and black bears in the area. The lookout provides some awesome views of the valleys below.

Spectrum Lake
Moderate trail. Allow 4 hours. 12 km round trip.
This mountain-ringed lake in Monashee Provincial Park has excellent camping facilities and is well-suited for those who want an easy introduction to a backpacking experience. To reach the trailhead, follow highway 6 east from Lumby to Cherryville; turn left onto Sugar Lake Road (which becomes the north Shuswap Forest Access Road) and follow it for approximately 38.5 kms until you reach the sign on the right for Monashee Provincial Park. Drive a further 13.6 kms to the parking lot, following the directional signs. 

Photo by Dale Eurich Photography

Photo by Leanna Leibel

Photo by Dallyce Billedeau

Photo by Amanda Lishman

Advanced trails



Vidler Ridge
Moderate - difficult trail. Allow 6 6 hours. 11km round trip.
Offering excellent views of Sugar Lake and numerous of the peaks of the Monashees, this trail is definitely worth the drive! To reach the trailhead, travel East of Lumby on Highway 6 to the Sugar Lake Road turnoff in Cherryville. Turn left onto the Sugar Lake Road, travel 16.5 km to the Kate Creek Forest Service Road and turn right.  Continue on this road for about 2.5 km to Outlet Creek Road (stay stright, Kate Creek Road goes to the left). This road is rough with water bars and switchbacks. After 9.4 km, cross the first bridge and go up the hill to your left. Stay left and after 8 km cross a second bridge; now go sharp right and up the hill. After 1.6 km, park and you'll find the trail starts directly across from where you parked.


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