I have really gotten into hiking the past few years and decided to share my favourite local hikes with you all. I’m excited the snow is melting and the weather is warming up so I can explore some new trails in 2017. I feel so lucky to live surrounded by so many gorgeous views and I take every opportunity to get out and enjoy them! Here’s some trails to explore in the Bulkey Valley that I enjoy.
The Palisades are located 15.5 km from Houston. This easy 2 km trail is great for all fitness levels and the views don’t disappoint. You will see Morice Mountain and the Telkwa Range.
China Knows Mountain
China Knows is located 27.5 km from Houston. This 6 km trail roundtrip is a moderate level but you can take a harder route for more advanced hikers. This summit was created by a massive lava flow. The hike up isn’t as nice since the forest fire but it’s worth it once you get to the top.
Equity Ice Falls
Looking for a winter or spring hike? This 717 m trail will lead you to beautiful ice formations that won’t disappoint. Equity Ice Falls are located 17 km out of Houston on the Equity Mine Road. This hike is easy but also depends on how slippery the trail is.
Old Pines Nature Trail
This gorgeous trail is located 10 km from Houston and is just under 2 km long. A great place to walk dogs or take photographs. The wooden walkway is my favourite and is a popular spot for photo shoots.
Blue Lakes Trail
My favourite hike of 2016 was Blue Lakes. Located 12 km east of New Hazelton. This 12 km round trip trail is moderate with steady incline. You will see 2 beautiful turquoise lakes that are 3 km’s apart. We went on a rainy overcast day and it was still great views.
Silver king Basin Trail
Located 23 km’s north east of Smithers you can take this 17 km round trip moderate trail to Silver King Basin located within Babine Mountains Provincial Park. There is a large log cabin to spend the night for a $5 donation. There are benches, fire pits and a creek for water. You have the option to continue on past the cabin to Hyland Pass Trail (3 km round trip) for the best views. The Hyland Pass is very steep and slow going.