Trail Name: Mt. Buse
Distance: 3 kms
Time: Under 2 hours
Cell Service: No
Trail: Double track, suitable for off-road vehicles
Highlight: Buse Pinnacle, Cliffs and views of the Thompson Basin.
Buse Lake Provincial Park is situated approximately 20 kms southwest of Kamloops and is popular among naturalists, birders, and hikers.
To get there: Mount Buse is approximately a 30 minute drive from Downtown Kamloops. To get there, take the Trans Canada Highway towards Banff/Vernon to Exit #384 Barhartvale road. From there, follow Barnhartvale road for about 8 kms, then turn right on Robbins Range road and follow it for another 8 kms. You have arrived when you can climb the back side of a hill that has 4×4 tracks going up it. Or get directions directly to the park from here.
There isn’t so much of a trail as 4×4 tracks up the hill side. Stick to the right to head up the middle peak. Always stick to the trail most travelled.
From the top of the middle peak you will be right above the cliffs with an incredible view of the Thompson Basin. If you want to check out the pinnacle, head to the left along the road.