Trail Name: Pillar Lake
Distance: 1 km
Time: Under 1 hr
Cell Service: No
Trail: Single track switchbacks
Highlight: The Pillar!
To get there: This hike is about an hour’s drive from Kamloops. You can get there a number of ways (through Falkland, Chase, or Pritchard). It is situated on the Chase-Falkland rd. Get directions here.
Once you approach Pillar lake, keep an eye out for the Pillar Lake Rec site sign on the lakeside of the road. Pull off here and continue down the little road until you see a trail heading up to your right. Park here. Follow the trail back up to the road and cross to the other side. You should see the trail sign ahead of you. From here, follow the trail up to the Pillar. Remember to stay on the trail and respect all signs.
This trail is lovely and very short! After a short, steep climb, you will reach the Pillar. It really is a magnificent sight to see! The pillar is about 28 meters tall with an 8 ton rock balancing on top! If you’ve never been before, we definitely recommend you go check it out. As always, please be respectful and cautious around the Pillar.
If you enjoy this rock formation, make sure you check out the Balancing Rock here in Kamloops!