trails

We are inspired by magnificent nature, to be vibrant in our everyday living.

Sicamous is surrounded by natural beauty and captivating trail systems.

Choose your level of adventure - from a relaxing stroll to an all-day hike. Get out there and discover more!

sicamous lake map

Explore our beaches, trails and parks. Discover a boat launch to get you on the water.  Pick your adventure and LIVE MORE!

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sicamous town map

Looking for a great place to dine in or take out?  Planning a trip to Sicamous and need a place to stay?  From patios on the water, to ice cream in the shade - we have it all.  Our selection of hotels and motels can provide for every one of your needs.  Forgot to pack something or just looking for items to take home, our retailers are open and happy to help you pick out the perfect outfit or find the ideal gift.

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hike & bike trails

sicamous riverfront nature park

Several kilometers of pleasant trails near the mouth of the Eagle River. Wonderful river and Shuswap Lake views, giant cottonwood trees, and wildlife. Wet in spring. Travel slowly as the bird life is abundant to those who wait and watch. Link your walk into the wider Sicamous Greenway Trail System

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sicamous creek falls

The scenic path slopes down to the base of the falls on the south side of the parking area. Another trail drops to the creek off the west side of the parking area to views of the creek and the remains of what used to be a loop trail before flood waters scoured the creek and destroyed the connecting trail.

Hikers can also take the start of the Lizard Mountain Bike trail that starts with a series of switchbacks climbing the hillside east of the parking lot. Stay right at all junctions until you meet the old forestry road, then turn right again, following the road for a few hundred metres to a bench with views into the steep canyon and impressive rocky walls over Sicamous Creek. Return the way you came.

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sicamous greenways

The entire town of Sicamous is laced with greenway trails creating a destination worthy of exploration. You can explore separated parallel trails out to Old Town Bay, walk into the Eagle River estuary, walk the beach back over the foot bridge to the wharf park, follow designated walk/bike routes through town, stroll the walkway along the narrows to catch lunch at Moose Mulligans, wheel your kayak down to the Kappel St boat launch or Poage Ave hand launch, travel south to climb up Bayview and over to Sicamous Creek falls, mountain bike the 10 km Lizard backroad forestry loop over to the Owlhead Snowmobile Kiosk, (don't forget to stop in at D Dutchman dairy for ice-cream), then link back through walk/bike routes and greenway connectors to Finlayson Parks trails and exercise stations, stroll the 1 km greenway trail in the forest down the west side of Hwy 97, and of course a quick dash across the narrows bridge links you into the Sicamous Switchbacks trail, Top-O-the-Sic, Hyde Mountain Lookout, Larch Hills Traverse, and the Old Sicamous Highway trail along the lake.

Special thanks to the District of Sicamous Council and staff, the Sicamous and Area Chamber of Commerce (who really launched their trail system 20 years ago), and the Shuswap Trail Alliance and many volunteers who continue to contribute to the growing greenway trails.
 

sicamous lookout

Not really a trail, but an old hang gliding ramp high above steep cliffs with outstanding views of the Sicamous Channel, Shuswap Lake, and Mara Lake. A photographer's paradise, and some do mountain bike their way up the 1800 FSRoad. 

Access:

In Sicamous on Hwy 1, just east of the Hwy 97A junction, turn north onto the Sicamous-Solsqua Rd.  Cross the bridge and the railroad tracks, and continue to your right on Sicamous-Solsqua Rd.  At 400m turn left up the #1800 Forest Service Rd. Stay on this well-travelled road for 6.2km, then turn left onto #1800 - 300 Rd for 1.6km to the lookout. Hike or bike from the bottom or drive all the way. Continue past the lookout for 1km to an old logging road that cuts back and rejoins the #1800 FS Rd.

Warnings:

 WARNINGS: The hang gliding ramp is old. Watch for rotting wood and stay away from the edge. Watch for active logging traffic on the roads.

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old sicamous highway

asy level trail follows the old, historic highway for approx. 6 km, until it meets the existing Hwy 1. Cool shade, excellent views of Shuswap Lake, wildflowers, and birds. This trail follows the old hwy bed with several lovely viewpoints to stop and admire the lake. The trail ends where it meets with Hwy 1 returning the way you came.

Access: 

From the Sicamous Visitor Centre and Wharf parking lot, travel west on Hwy 1 across the pedestrian walk on the north side of the Narrows bridge. Proceed approx 600 meters, and turn onto the Old Sicamous Hwy Rd. The paved road eventually turns to dirt and traverses through the forest above the CP Rail line, and Shuswap Lake. At approx 3.6 km, find a trail sign where the road turns into a hike/bike trail. NOTE: there is very little room for parking at this point. This trail continues along the old hwy. bed for another approx 3 km, with several lovely viewpoints to stop and admire the lake. The trail ends where it meets with Hwy 1. Return the way you came.

Warnings:

CAUTION: Use extreme care when entering or exiting Hwy 1.

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snowmobile trails

sled sicamous trail guide

Nestled in the Eagle Valley, the Sicamous area hosts some of the best alpine snowmobiling in North America.  Deep snow, power filled open bowls, endless meadows, tree riding, groomed trails, breathtaking alpine scenery and spectacular lake views...you gotta ride here!!

All four of our alpine areas are accessed by regularly groomed forest service roads and offer cozy cabins to warm up in.

Great powder, groomed areas, challenging climbs and fun bowls to play in. New sledders, touring families, fun riders and thrill seekers - we have tame trails, steep terrain and deep powder! Let’s ride!

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