17 Kamloops hiking trails to check out this Fall

As summer turns into fall, the days get cooler and the leaves start changing colours which makes for some beautiful hiking! There are so many fantastic trails in our area that showcase the beautiful fall colours! Take a look through this list and add your recommendations for trails in the comments if we missed them!


McConnell Lake Loop

McConnell Lake is especially gorgeous in the fall! This loop should definitely be on your list of fall hikes!

McArthur Island Loop

While this trail is less of a hike and more of a stroll, it is still STUNNING in the fall! If you’re looking for something super easy and in town, this is the one for you!

Tranquille River

Seriously gorgeous this time of year! Lots of photographers use this area for their fall photoshoots because it is perfect. And the hike itself isn’t too difficult.

Isobel Lake Loop

While a little farther out of town, this lake loop would be stunning in the fall! The best part is that the leaves probably change a little sooner up there!

Aviation Way

Gorgeous deciduous trees line this trail. And it’s an off-leash dog park! 

The Pimple

Also known as the Tranquille viewpoint, this short, steep climb offers spectacular views of the golden belt that is the Tranquille Creek trail below.

Wade Road Trail

A lovely hike in the Shuswap with a stunning view of the Adams River gorge.

Viewing Platform Trail

The trail out to the salmon spawning viewing platform at Tsutswecw Provincial Park. This trail is entirely accessible and stunning in fall.

Story Trail

Also in Tsutswecw Provincial Park, this super unique trail gives users the opportunity to hear local Indigenous youth share their language and knowledge of the native plants, wildlife, and landscape features of the park.

Moul Falls

Absolutely stunning in the fall, Moul Falls is a must visit. The whole trail into the falls is gorgeous in shades of yellow and orange.

Silvertip Falls

Everything in Wells Gray Provincial Park is beautiful in the fall, but especially Silvertip Falls! In the fall, the water is low enough that you can get right up close to the falls and the mosquitos aren’t nearly as bad!

Dawson Falls

An easy hike in and incredible to see, Dawson falls does not disappoint. 

Riverside Park

Another super easy stroll, but offers some of the best fall colours in town! Walk along the river and enjoy the views!

Deep Lake Loop

In the fall, bright red pickleweed sprouts around ponds in the Lac Du Bois area. 

Embleton Mountain

A gorgeous network of trails on the way up to Sun Peaks, these trails would be beautiful in the fall! Not to mention the view from the summit would be spectacular with the autumn colours below in the valley!

Enderby Cliffs

While we’ve never done this one in the fall (we’ve done it mid-summer and it was brutal!) we’d definitely recommend doing it now! With the cooler temperature, the hike up will warm you up! If you’re looking for a long, hard fall hike, this is it!!

Savona Caves

We’ve done this one in the fall and it is definitely worth doing it then! It’s quite a climb, so in the cool, crisp fall air – it’s perfect! On top of that, you get to see all the fall colours in the valley from way up in the caves!

These are just a couple suggestions of trails that might showcase some of the beautiful fall colours in our area! Make sure you leave your suggestions in the comments below if we missed any!   Disclaimer: As always, we can not guarantee the condition of any of the trails

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  1. Hiked the Wade Rd. River Trail today (part of Roderick Haig-Brown Park near Scotch Creek) Fall foliage was beautiful and trail was easy and accessible. Great one to feature?

    1. This is such a good idea too! We haven’t personally checked out that trail yet, but drove by it last weekend and have added it to our list!! Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. Would be nice to do each one of these this fall.

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