Trail Name: Fallsview Loop
Distance: 2.4 kms
Time: 50 mins
Cell Service: Yes
Trail: Steep, narrow single track
Highlight: A perfect viewpoint to see Bridal Veil Falls!
To get there: From downtown, head south on fifth avenue. Continue across Columbia street; the courthouse will be on your right. Keep going straight through the parking lots until you reach a stop sign. Keep to your left at the first and second stop signs and you’ll cross a small bridge. This is Glenfair drive. Turn right here, and continue straight to the parking area at the Park entrance. Glenfair drive also connects with Columbia Street. This may be an easier access to the park, depending on where you’re coming from. Or get directions from Google Maps here.
Park at the entrance to Peterson Creek Park. The trail head starts on the Tom Moore trail. Follow this wide, flat and easy trail under the overpass and into the woods. Keep an eye out for the Billy Miner trail on your left. Take this trail all the way to the top, passing the trailhead for the Fallsview trail, as we found it easier to continue up Billy Miner and then down Fallsview. At one point you will reach a three-way intersection, we kept to the right. Continue following the trail until you reach the top of the plateau and a bench overlooking Kamloops. Continue along the trail until you reach a sign that says trail closed to mountain bikers. Turn right down the narrow, steep trail. Be careful here as the trail is difficult, and loose. Follow the more obvious path until you reach another sign and some wood fencing. Here is where you will get the best view of Bridal Veil Falls! From here, take the trail that heads downhill towards the Tom Moore trail.
While the Tom Moore and Billy Miner sections of this loop may be suitable for all ages, the Fallsview trail definitely is not. The trail is narrow, steep and on loose gravel. If you’re looking for a more challenging hike in the park that offers a nice view of the waterfall, you should definitely check this one out. The trail is also very open and in the full sun, so be sure to bring water and wear sunscreen in the summer. This park is an off-leash dog park, so feel free to bring your dogs, ours definitely navigated this trail better than we did!
If this trail is maybe too much for you, check out some of our other hikes in Peterson Creek Park here.