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Land of Hidden Waters Hiking Trails

Canim Lake | Blake Jorgenson

Discover paths that wind through serene parks and around hidden lakes as you embark on leisurely afternoon hikes with the family, or take on the challenge of a multi-day excursion in nearly untouched wilderness. Explore the valleys along Highway 24 for myriad lakes (and excellent fishing) or adventure to mountain peaks, discover roaring waterfalls and (safely) encounter wildlife along the way. Fuel your inner adventurer or find a few hours of peaceful contemplation with a hike in the Land of Hidden Waters.

Hiking BC Lakes

Bridge Lake | Jonny Bierman

Bridge Lake Provincial Park (Various, Easy)

A short walking trail skirts the lake for an afternoon of lakeside exploration. The park is 51 km (31 mi) east of 100 Mile House off Highway 24 at the south end of Bridge Lake.

Canim Lake & Mahood Falls (2.3 km/1.4 mi, Easy)

Discover the falls between Mahood and Canim Lakes with a brief hike, suitable for families. Note that there is an optional trail to the bottom of the falls, but it is fairly steep so proper hiking gear is recommended. Access via Highway 97 2 km (1.24 mi) north of 100 Mile House on Canim-Hendrix Lake Road for 34 km (21 mi), right on Canim Lake South Road for 25 km (16 mi) and then Mahood Lake Road for 9 km (6 mi).

Deception Falls Trail (Short, Easy)

Take a 30-minute hike to the falls from east of where Deception Creek flows into the northern side of Mahood Lake. Access is the same as the hike above, staying on Mahood Lake Road for 15 km (9 mi), then Manhood Lake North Road for 5 km (3 mi).

Hiking the Land of Hidden Waters

Green Lake Provincial Park

Green Lake Provincial Park (1 km/0.62 mi, Easy)

There is a self-guided 1 km (0.6 mi) interpretative trail starting from the Sunset View campground at Green Lake Provincial Park. Please obey posted signs and keep to designated trails to preserve plant life and soil structure.

Hendrix Creek Falls Trail (300 m/0.186 mi, Easy)

A short hike will bring you to a spectacular 20-metre waterfall. From 100 Mile House, travel north on Hwy 97 for approximately 2 km (1.2 mi) and turn right/east onto the Canim-Hendrix Lake Road. Travel 21 km (13 mi) to Forest Grove and turn right/east to stay on Canim-Hendrix Lake Road. Keep left on Canim-Hendrix Road when it splits into Canim Lake Road South at Canim Lake. Continue another 42 km (26 mi) past Canim Beach Provincial Park, then turn right onto the Spanish Creek Forestry Service Road. Travel 0.6 km (0.4 mi) and turn right onto the 710 Road, shortly after crossing the bridge over Hendrix Creek. Travel 2.7 km (1.7 mi) down the 710 Road to the trailhead, which is on the right.

Hiking 100 mile house

Mount Begbie Lookout | Jonny Bierman

Mount Begbie Lookout (800 m/0.5 mi, Moderate}

Begbie Mount Fire Lookout is an ideal stop if you’re heading into/out of 100 Mile House. The trail is just off of Highway 97 south of town, and offers a 15-minute hike up the side of Begbie Mountain mountain to the 1923 Forest Fire Lookout Station that is still used in summer to spot wildfires. Feel free to head up on the lookout for panoramic views that, on a clear day, allow you to see Wells Gray Park (east) and the Marble Mountain Range (west).

The trail is a bit rough, so hiking boots are recommended, as well as keeping an eye on your footing and for loose rock and roots, but is well worth the views at the top.

Sheridan Lake (Various)

The area around Sheridan Lake boasts an extensive multi-use trail system of 208 km (129 mi) of trails suitable for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Discover more fantastic hiking trails throughout the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, or download a travel guide to help plan your next adventure.

Respecting Communities and Cultures while hiking in the Land Without Limits

When travelling through our beautiful Land Without Limits, some undesignated hiking trails and backcountry routes will take you through Indigenous community areas. If possible, ask if you are permitted to hike through their land before you arrive. If you plan to take photos of buildings, art, artifacts or people, kindly ask permission first. By respecting the communities and culture you visit during your journey, you help make the experience a positive one for all involved.

Responsible Hiking in the Land Without Limits

No matter where you are hiking throughout the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, use the following tips to ensure a safe and successful experience:

  • Never attempt a trail that is too difficult for your capabilities;
  • Carry the appropriate gear and supplies for the length of hike;
  • Pack extra clothing for changes in weather conditions or an unexpected overnight stay;
  • Make sure that someone knows where you are hiking and when you are expected to return – use the AdventureSmart Trip Planning App;
  • Be aware of wildlife in the area and how to respond; and
  • Always pack out what you bring in.

By being responsible hikers and travellers, we can all continue to enjoy the exceptional beauty of BC wilderness and preserve it for future generations.

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