As winter turns into spring, the days get longer and warmer and we find ourselves wanting to get out on the trails! This time of year is difficult as there is often still snow or ice on the shaded parts of the trails. So we came up with a list of suggestions for the best hikes to do at this time of year! All the hikes should be free of snow and ice as they are south facing and covered in sunshine! Enjoy these early season trails and let us know what you think in the comments below!
Kamloops Spring Hiking Trails
- Deep Lake Loop
- The trail that goes from the parking area directly to the lake should be clear at this time of year, although the loop itself on the backside of the hill may still be slippery and have snow. To head straight to the lake, don’t turn off to the right, continue straight up the hill instead.
- Sunset Trail or the Tower Trail in Kenna
- Both of these are south facing and get a lot of sun in the early spring! Both are fairly easy and offer beautiful views of the city!
- Mara Loop
- Another great trail for this time of the year as there is little shade and tons of sun!
- The Blackwell Trails or the Dallas-Barnhartvale trails
- Both parks are in the same area and in the sunlight
- Ridge Trail
- This trail runs along the highway and has very little shade. It should dry up pretty quickly!
- Aberdeen Highlands
- This trail is paved, mostly in the sun and should drain off early in the season.
- Mac Island
- Flat, paved and low elevation, this path is one of the first that should be walkable!
- Aviation Way
- This trail is also low elevation and relatively flat so it should be walkable in the early spring as well.