Trail Name: Lower Flume Trail
Distance: 5.1 kms
Time: 1-2 hrs
Cell Service: Yes
Trail Conditions: This hike was super lovely! A pretty straightforward hike through the forest and beside the Adams River
Highlights: Close to the river, lovely picnic spot at the end at a beach
To get there: This hike is about an hour’s drive from Kamloops. Head East along the Trans-Canada Hwy. Continue on the highway for about 65kms. Just past Chase turn right onto Squilax-Anglemont Rd and head over the bridge. Continue for about 3.5km and then turn left onto Holding Rd. Continue up Holding Rd for 4.4km. At this point you should cross a small bridge over Bear creek. The parking area is just across the bridge on your left. Park here. Or get directions from Google Maps here.
Park in the aforementioned parking area, and walk back towards the information board as the start of the trail is near there. You should see the trail sign and flume display at the beginning of the trail. There’s lots of interesting historic information on this display. Continue past the signage and follow the trail into the forest. Take the red pedestrian bridge over the creek and follow the signs to the left. This trail will loop around and bring you back under the road you drove in on. The rest of the trail is extremely well signed. You will come across a couple of forks (the first fork is at the second bridge, where you turn left) but the official Flume trail is always well marked. Eventually, the trail loops back onto itself and you’ll return to the parking lot the same way you came in.
This hike is lovely! The best part is that it’s a great stroll through the cool forest that brings you to a lovely rocky beach on the Adam’s River at exactly the half way mark. This is a great place to stop and have a snack or lunch! This trail is suitable for families and dogs! If you’re planning on checking out this trail, make sure you check out the Upper Flume trail as well which is located in the exact same spot, just heading upstream rather than down!