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The Best Backpacking in Yale

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Top backpacking spots in and near Yale

  • Hope, British Columbia

    Cycle the Kettle Valley Rail-Trail

    4.0
    Top 10 Areas of Interest - from West to East (1) Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park(2) Red Ochre cliffs in the Tulameen(3) Trout Creek Trestle & The Kettle Valley Steam Train(4) Penticton's Munson Mountain & the Naramata Bench(5) The Little & Big Tunnel above Naramata(6) Myra-Bellevue ...
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  • Yale, British Columbia

    Summit Needle Peak

    5.0
    8.1 mi / 2893.7 ft gain
    Make your way to the Zopkios exit (#217) on the Coquihalla Highway (Hwy 5), which is almost exactly halfway between the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan of BC. The trailhead is off the pipeline service road on the opposite side of the highway as the rest stop. The hike can be done in one day, but ...
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  • Yale, British Columbia

    Hike to Tasty Lake

    8.1 mi / 2894 ft gain
    To Needle PeakTotal Distance: 13.0 km (return)Estimated Time: 4 - 7 hoursAverage Grade: 13.6%Structure: Linear - ReturnElevation Gain: 882 mStart Elevation: 1210 mMax Elevation: 2092 mTo Small LakeTotal Distance: 13.0 km (return)Estimated Time: 4 - 6 hoursAverage Grade: ...
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  • Yale, British Columbia

    Hike Yak Peak

    5.0
    3.4 mi / 2755.9 ft gain
    The granite slab of Yak Peak is easily identified by those passing by on the Coquihalla Highway. What most don't know is there is a hiking trail and climbing opportunities, both offering amazing 360 degree views of the Zopkios range and beyond.This hike starts at the Zopkios rest area (across the...
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  • Yale, British Columbia

    Hike & Swim at Falls Lake, BC

    Usually the Coquihalla is a means of a way to get from Point A to Point B, but why drive past all that rugged B.C. beauty? Skip the usual travel rest stops and have a micro adventure while passing through the transition zone between B.C.'s coastal and interior landscapes.The trailhead is 1km (0.6...
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  • Okanagan-Similkameen H, British Columbia

    Hike to Illal Meadows & Illal Peak

    3.0
    6.2 mi / 1968.5 ft gain
    To access Illal Meadows, you have to take a little spur road off of the Tulameen Forest Service Road. This spur road is described as being accessible with high clearance 2WD before turning into a 4WD road.The first part follows an old, overgrown, flat logging road to the south branch of Illal Cr...
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  • Fraser Valley E, British Columbia

    Hike to Porcupine Peak

    6.8 mi / 4265.1 ft gain
    Porcupine Peak (also known as Goat Peak) is a little known trail that begins beside the popular Lindeman and Greendrop Lakes trailhead. The hike is tough, going straight uphill for a significant portion, with some ups and downs right before reaching the peak.  The trailhead is a bit tricky to fin...
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  • Whatcom County, Washington

    Winter Hike to Winchester Mountain

    3.5 mi / 1320 ft gain
    Despite this trip report being titled "to Winchester Mountain", the fun doesn’t stop there. Even though Winchester Mountain is the most popular summer hike departing from Twin Lakes, this whole area turns into a fun-zone during the winter.Upon reaching higher ground above the lakes, this zone off...
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  • Whatcom County, Washington

    Winchester Mountain Fire Lookout

    4.8
    3.28 mi / 1335 ft gain
    Winchester Mountain is said to have the greatest reward for least amount of effort in all the North Cascades. One of the last fire-lookouts in the region stands on the summit. Views from the summit of Winchester Mountain are beautiful and dramatic to say the least. Being one of the easiest hikes...
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  • Whatcom County, Washington

    Twin Lakes to Silesia Creek Trail

    9.16 mi / 3219 ft gain
    Twin Lakes to Silesia Creek Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Maple Falls, Washington.
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  • Manning Park, British Columbia

    Backpack the Heather Trail, BC

    24.9 mi / 1138.5 ft gain
    This hike begins in the middle of Manning Park, with a drive up to the trail-head. This means you get all the benefits of alpine views and fields of wildflowers in the summer months, without hiking the elevation gain.  Manning Park is on the Crowsnest Highway (BC-3). Across the highway from the ...
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  • Manning Park, British Columbia

    Hike to Mt. Frosty, EC Manning Provincial Park

    14.2 mi / 5433.1 ft gain
    The larch meadows on the approach to Mt. Frosty are known for 2 things: 1. Wild flowers during the summer and 2. Larches during the autumn.The trail climbs up the south end of Lightning Lake; it is well groomed and graded all the way up. The steepest section is the climb out of Lightning Lakes – ...
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  • Whatcom County, Washington

    Hike Yellow Aster Butte and Tomyhoi Peak

    4.7
    7.5 mi / 2550 ft gain
    The best way to describe the location is due east of Bellingham. After driving through gorgeous roads to reach Twin Lakes Road (fire service road 3065), you are treated to about a 4-mile drive up to the trailhead for Yellow Aster Butte and Tomyhoi Peak. The drive contains beautiful river views an...
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  • Whatcom County, Washington

    Welcome Pass from Damfino Lakes via High Divide Trail

    14.66 mi / 3140 ft gain
    Welcome Pass from Damfino Lakes via High Divide Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Deming, Washington.
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  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia

    Summit Golden Ears

    4.5
    14.9 mi / 5039.4 ft gain
    Day 1 Starting from the Golden Ears parking lot, your journey begins up a relatively small incline passing two bridges and entering the forest. Continue through the forest passing small cliffs and revealing some views of what you are going to climb the next day. Your estimated time it should take...
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  • Maple Ridge, British Columbia

    Hiking Golden Ears Trail

    14.9 mi / 4921.3 ft gain
    Golden Ears is well known to those in the Lower Mainland. After staring at the jagged 'ears' from all angle, I finally got to see them up close and in-person. The West Canyon Trail is a gentle 5.5 kilometers on a well groomed path, lined with deciduous trees making it a perfect place to watch the...
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